Course Listing - by Instructor

Name Biography
Chris Adams Chris Adams is entering his 13th season at the helm of the women's soccer program at the University of North Georgia. He is only the third head coach in the program's history and has accumulated an overall record of 130-79-19. Including his two seasons at the helm of the men's team, Adams holds a 149-96-23 career record.

Adams has built a consistent winner in the UNG women’s soccer program, reaching double digits in wins each of the past five seasons and making the school’s first two trips to the NCAA Division II tournament in 2011 and 2012.

In the 2014, UNG was ranked as high as sixth-nationally during the regular season and finished the year as the highest scoring team in NCAA Division II with a 358 goals per game average, while also leading the nation in total point, total goals and points per game. The Nighthawks made their deepest run to date that season falling to Lenoir-Rhyne in penalty kicks in the second round of the NCAA Division II Tournament.

Adams joined the UNG coaching staff as the head men's and women's soccer coach in 2003. In two seasons at the helm of the men's program, Adams led North Georgia to a 19-17-2 mark and was named the Southern States Athletic Conference (SSAC) Coach of the Year in 2004. He led North Georgia to a third place finish in the conference and their first NAIA Regional Tournament appearance in the program's history.

In addition to his collegiate coaching pedigree, Adams also has successful head coaching experience on the professional level as he led the 2011 version of the Atlanta Silverbacks women’s team to the United Soccer League’s W-League Championship with a 6-1 victory over the Ottawa Fury.

Adams began his coaching career in 1995 while an undergraduate at the University of Georgia, where he helped build the first women's soccer team. In the first year of competition, the Lady Bulldogs went 10-5-3 overall and posted a 3-3-2 mark in Southeastern Conference action. In his three seasons with Georgia, the Lady Bulldogs compiled a 39-19-4 overall record and a 14-8-2 record in SEC play.

Following graduation, Adams accepted a job at Jacksonville State University as the lead assistant coach. He returned to the Peach State in 1999 to manage the soccer program at the YWCO in Athens. After directing the program for two years, Adams began teaching at Clarke Central High School in Athens, where he coached the boys’ and girls’ soccer teams, and taught health and physical education.

The Athens, Georgia native is a 1998 graduate of the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education and Health with a coaching emphasis. He also recently earned his Master of Science in Physical Education and Health at North Georgia.

Adams holds a United States Soccer Federation (USSF) National "A" License, a USSF National Youth License, and a National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Advanced National License.

Adams and his wife Melissa reside in Dahlonega and have two daughters, Gracen, Anna and a black lab named Minnie.
Pamela Bellamy Pamela is a classically trained acupuncturist, herbalist, nutritionist and wellness coach. She graduated with honors from Yo San University after completing a four year Masters program in Chinese medicine. She completed a pre-med bachelor of Science prior to starting acupuncture school. She has been in practice for 18 years.
LaSonya Berry
Suzanne Brosche A Georgia Certified Landscape Professional, Suzanne Albright is a degreed landscape designer with nearly 12 years of experience in landscaping and horticulture. Albright’s design style focuses on sustainability and has been praised as inventive and creative. In addition to full-service landscape design and installation, she creates specialty gardens, seasonal color and year-round beauty for homeowners and commercial properties in the Southeast. A graduate of Gwinnett Technical College with a degree in Environmental Horticulture, she has taught horticulture and landscape design. Her education also includes an International MBA.
Leverett Butts
CCI Instructor
Kyle Cone
Bruce Cutler
Sue Davis-Westmoreland Sue is a trainer, coach and business consultant with a proven track record of managing people, programs and projects nationwide. Her expertise as a project manager, consultant and trainer makes her a logical fit in the field of leadership -including problem resolution, root cause analysis, skills analysis, process improvement, project management, conflict resolution, effective communications, emotional IQ and many other leadership courses. Before becoming a consultant/trainer, Sue worked as an Executive Project Manager/Delivery Project Executive at IBM Corporation where she led a team of 250 people in the management of data centers operations, process improvement, human resources, financial management of budgets up to $200 million, client relations, and multiple levels of management.
M. Haydee DeLaFuente-Anderson
Brian DeRose
Anita Elder
Ian "Rhodes" Farrell
Hugh Galyean
Joe Hall
Robin Hall Robin Hall is an experienced wine educator with over 15 years of experience in organizing and presenting wine tastings and lectures.
Al Hermann
Shenykia Jefferson
Sharon Johns
Michael Leitson
Sabrina Lowery
Colt Mahana
James Marcus
Jackie Martin "Motivation is contagious!" That's what our guest, Jackie Martin believes! It explains why she helps others get fired up at work and at home. For more than 20 years Jackie has provided fun, upbeat and motivational training to small and large organizations across the country. Jackie is the Founder and Chief Motivational officer for her own company. She believes that once each of us becomes focused and motivated we take action, and that action can be so contagious that we become unstoppable. Jackie's passion has always been in the areas of motivation, professional leadership and communication so it made perfect sense when she recently became one of the founding partners and certified Trainers and Coaches for the John Maxwell Group. Jackie's believes our time is valuable, so she wants to make the most of the short time we have together by having some fun! She believes that whether we are learning something personal or technical, when we're enjoying ourselves we are more engaged, take in the information more easily, feel confident to try new skills, and are more likely to use what we just learned when we get back to our jobs.
Kim Martin
Scot McEwen Mr. McEwen is a thirty-nine year veteran of the plumbing/mechanical industry. He is the founder and president of Backflow Engineering Group, Inc., the first plumbing company in Georgia dedicated to backflow-prevention.

Mr. McEwen is a Georgia Class II Unrestricted Master Plumber since 1984. He was initially trained as a Certified Backflow-Preventer Assembly Tester in 1985 by the National Environmental Testing and Training Institute with Dr. Richard Palmer, the original trainer & founding member ofTREEO. He has been continuously certified as a tester since 1985. Mr. McEwen is a Certified Backflow-Preventer Assembly Repair Specialist since 1996. He has been a Certified Cross-Connection-Control Surveyor since
1997. He has been manufacturer trained on Watts/Ames, Febco, Wilkins, and Conbraco backflow-preventers. Mr. McEwen has spent his career on cutting edge issues and development with in the industry for five decades to include executing the first under­ ground use (in the United States) of CPVC piping and fittings for a retrofit of domestic piping to eliminate galvanized steel piping below grade on an apartment community. Now this is an accepted practice nationwide, and is listed in most codes. Mr. McEwen has been an instuctor and trainer in backflow-prevention and plumbing since 1984.

In 2015, Mr McEwen founded the National Cross-Connection Control & Hydraulics Training Institute, Inc. The NCCCHTI is a specialty trades training school with a focus on advanced training of technicians, contractors, & engineers in the skilled trades industry.
Carol McGinnis-Yeje
Judy McHan
Jeff McWaters
Daniel Menacher
Charlie Milstead Charles Milstead is a resourceful, independent, people-oriented Project Management Professional (PMP®), known for his ability to inspire and motivate others. With over 20 years in project management experience Charles possess exceptional skills in project/program management, portfolio management, client management, and process improvement. Charles is currently serving as a master instructor and trainer for the state of Georgia in project management and is highly sought out as a coach and mentor.
Phillip Mitchell Phillip is Assistant Professor of English at the University of North Georgia where he teaches literature, composition, and creative writing.
Stephanie Nakamura
Carol Olson
Maria Palacios
Heather Phillips
Ron Putman
Mike Queen
Kayley Ralton
Mike Robertson
Michael Rogers
Illene Roggensack Illene Roggensack is President of Third Sector Innovations. Illene has been involved in fund raising as an executive director, board member, volunteer and consultant for more than 20 years. This experience is coupled with a Masters of Business Administration (MBA), a BA in journalism and recognition as a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CRFE) by the Association of Fund Raising Professionals. As an active volunteer, Illene serves as past president for the Colorado Nonprofit Association and of Citizen Action for Colorado Nonprofits, formed to oppose the 1996 ballot initiative that would have assessed property tax of Colorado nonprofit groups. She is past president for the Grand Junction Lions Club, which hosts the largest one-day fund raiser among Lions Clubs internationally. Illene's expertise is complemented by a team of professionals who can help develop the financial and organizational support vital to your success.
Nicholas Rosi
Anita Roush
Carrie Roy Bryant
Dave's Safety Service, LLC
Roy Silvers
Lesley Simanton-Coogan
Kenneth Simmons
Joan Souders
Brenda Steele
William Brad Strickland
Portia Taylor With over 15 years of experience working in Human Resource functions, Portia has gained a wealth of HR knowledge throughout her career. Currently, she is a Senior Human Resources Business Partner for Cox Communications. Past experience includes working with Halyard Health,, and Akzo Nobel. Portia has a Professional MBA from Georgia State University and a BBA from Kennesaw State University. She also holds GPHR, PHR, and SHRM-SCP certifications.
Herman Thompson
University Training Partners
Alston Troutman
David Welborn
Lynn Wicker
Elizabeth Wilson
Larry Winslett
Cristina Zdroba-Magyar
David Zunker