Dr. Kyle Brown is currently the Director of Music at Youngker High School. He has worked as the Director of Instrumental Music at Odyssey Institute for Advanced and International Studies, Band Director/Music Specialist in the Avondale Elementary School District, Principal at Phoenix Christian Central Elementary, and had many Band and Music positions for over 25 years from Oregon to Indiana to Arizona. He is a member of the Music Educators National Conference and the Arizona Music Educators Association.
Dr. Brown is co-director for the Community Band at EMCC.
Tina Clark graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in Choral Music Education. She has been teaching in the Litchfield Elementary School District for the past 27 years. Tina is presently teaching K-5 General Music and Choir at Palm Valley Elementary School and is also the church choir director for Calvary United Methodist Church where she has been the director for the past 22 years. Tina also teaches private piano and voice lessons. She is currently teaching Voice I & II at EMCC in the credit area. Tina is an active member of the AMEA (Arizona Music Educators Association).
Tina is the director of the Community Choir at EMCC.
Dr. Milagro E. Escalona has her Ph. D. in Spanish from Az. State University, M.A. in Spanish from the University of New Mexico, M.A. in Geography from the University of Utah, B.A. in Geography and History from the Instituto Universitario Pedagogico de Caracas, and B.A. in Spanish from Utah State University. Born in Caracas, Venezuela, Dr. Escalona has been teaching Spanish for over thirty years. She was a Full Time Faculty at Estrella Mountain Community College from 1996 to 2013. Prior to teaching at EMCC she taught at Utah State University, Mesa Community College, Rio Salado Community College, Columbus University (Georgia), Scottsdale Community College, and Arizona State University. After retiring in 2013, Dr. Escalona started teaching Spanish Basics and Spanish Basics II for the Community Education Department at EMCC. In both classes the emphasis is on pronunciation and speaking. Dr. Escalona's teaching style includes a variety of techniques and activities which create an active students involvement in class. She uses resources available on the internet (mainly YouTube videos), PowerPoint slides to introduce each one of the topics, visual aids, props, games, music, and short stories. Students work in groups or in pairs to reinforce the classroom activities and present the material to the students more effectively. Areas of interest: Language Teaching Methodology and Contemporary Latin American and Spanish Theatre.
Milagro teaches Spanish Basics and Spanish Basics II
Rod is a long-time resident of the West Valley, and teaches English and Humanities classes at EMCC. He majored in studio are at Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Richmond and received his minor in Advanced Watercolor Painting at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. As a professional artist, he continues to paint, sculpt, work in stained glass, and build furniture in his home studio and workshop.
Rod teaches Watercolor Basics, Acrylics, Beginning and Oil Painting
Jeff Holmes has been in the financial services industry for 24 years and holds the following securities registrations: Series 7, 65, and 63. He also holds the following insurance licenses: Life, Accident & Health, Disability, and Property & Casualty. He teaches Financial and Retirement Planning Workshops at local companies and Community Colleges. Jeff teaches these workshops using simple and easy to understand concepts and strategies.
Jeff teaches Retirement Answers 101 for EMCC.
Whether on or off camera, Mozelle enjoys collaborating with other professionals to help solve crimes.
She earned her Bachelor's degree in Forensic Psychology from Kaplan University. She then attended Texas State University, earned her Master's degree in Criminology, graduated in the top 15%, and was inducted into the Golden Key Honor Society (GKHS).
Mozelle has extensive field experience in mental health as a former crisis therapist, Forensic Mental Health Professional (FMHP) in both jails and prisons, sexual assault / domestic violence advocate, Clinical Liaison for the Regional Behavioral Health Authority (RBHA), and as a Clinical Supervisor over 12 trauma therapists. Mozelle is the originator of the evidence-based Clinical Graphology program which, in 1987, was the first of its kind in documented world history. This is the same program that the State of Texas used to successfully end juvenile crime recidivism rates for over five consecutive years. As a result, she is Director of Clinical Graphology, Inc. and oversees practitioners around the world.
Additionally, Mozelle also has extensive field experience as a SIU Field Surveillance Officer, Licensed Investigator, and former Agent-in-Charge for the United States Fugitive Service (USFS). She continues to work very closely with a federal agent regarding suspiciously-missing persons cases, homicides, human trafficking, and much more.
Mozelle has always had a passion for learning and more recently has attended nearly 100 experiential forensic science workshops on the topics of bloodstain pattern analysis, alternative light source, laser trajectory, forensic photography, latent prints, and more including evidence preservation, and Medicolegal Death Investigations. She has completed training with the National Forensic Science Technology Center, Texas A&M, International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts, the Center for Forensic Science, DITA Academy, RTI International, and the Center of Forensic Science at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland and has a Forensic Science Certificate from SCI.
Mozelle also holds active memberships in over 16 associations including the Society of Medicolegal Death Investigators (SOMDI), International Association of Bloodstain Pattern Analysts (IABPA), International Association for Identification (IAI), American Society of Criminology (ASC), Texas Association for Identification (TDIAI), and the California Association of Criminalists (CAC).
Mozelle has published over a dozen books and is a former newspaper columnist. She was a segment host on KGBT-TV, has appeared on many talk shows, and is the former host of "Let's Talk Forensics", true crime podcast. She is known for her commentaries on ABC, NBC, TruTV, and Crime Watch Daily for cases such as Isabel Celis, Mark Redwine, Jodi Arias, Michael Jackson, missing Baby Gabriel, Darlie Routier, Nikki LaDue January, Ricky Dyer, Casey Anthony, Jon Benet Ramsey, and more. Because of this, she has been involved in hundreds of hours of video and audio film footage throughout the past 35 years and is just as comfortable on camera as she is off. Her dream appearance is to appear as herself on Law & Order: SVU.
Personally, Mozelle participates in several "collective communities" (groups of like-minded people supporting different global causes). She and her husband live in the Phoenix, Arizona area with a rescued Pitbull and two rescued rats. Together they are the proud parents of 5 children and 4 grandchildren.
Forensology, Inc. is an independent contracting company, offering expert assistance in civil and criminal cases worldwide.
Mozelle is teaching Intro. to Forensic Handwriting and Intro. to Body Language
Robert Rudy is a retired Arizona Instrumental Music Educator with a Bachelor's degree in Instrumental Music Education and a Master's in Educational Leadership. Both degrees were given by Eastern Michigan University. He has additional education from University of Phoenix, Arizona State University, and conducting workshops through University of Colorado at Aspen and University of Texas at San Antonio. Bob taught music education in Michigan for eleven years (grades 4 through 12) before moving to Arizona where he taught Instrumental Music in the Paradise Valley Unified School District for 24 years in all grade levels. He has taught at Notre Dame High School in Scottsdale, and in the elementary districts of Washington, Avondale, and Littleton in the Phoenix area. Bob has served as woodwind coach for Agua Fria H. S., Desert Edge H.S., Tolleson H.S., and Verrado High School during marching seasons. He is active as a clinician for Solo and Ensemble Festivals. Robert performs with the Phoenix College Concert Band, and previously performed with the Scottsdale Concert Band where he served as Asst. Director, music Librarian, and Clarinet Section Leader. In the summer, he performs with the Glendale Summer Band where he serves as Concert Master and Asst. Director. Robert is passionate about conducting and his teachers have included Dr. William D. Revelli and Dr. H. Robert Reynolds of the University of Michigan; the late Dr. Harry Begian of Michigan State University and the University of Illinois; and Richard Floyd, Director of Music in Texas. Mr. Rudy is a member of the Arizona Music Educators Association, American School Band Directors Association, National Band Association, National Association for Music Education, and the Texas Bandmasters Association and Texas Educators Association.
Bob is the co-director of our Community Band.
Sean Sautter is a self-taught artist who has been at the pencil since he could hold one. His style has changed over the years, but he has always felt most at home drawing in a more cartoony style, which is where he puts his focus today. What is the reason behind his style of choice? Sean has found so much joy in bringing others a smile, and prides himself in his family-friendly pieces that everyone can enjoy! Years ago, after being inspired by another artist (aren’t we all?), Sean finally braved the convention world and went from a shopping fan, to the creator behind the table and has come so far! Maintaining his self-taught trend, he has grown from penciler who hired for inks and colors, to doing it all himself! In addition, although Sean has a strong focus on fan art for the time being, he is currently working on building his own world with a comic strip loosely based on his life experiences and a children’s book. Sean has been teaching at Comic book stores, Comicons, and all over the state for years. For more information on Sean, go to his website: https://seansautter.com/
Sean is teaching Comic Book Cartooning for Kids College this summer.
Peter Storn is a German-born guitarist/composer, well known for his expertise in blending the sounds of rock, jazz, country, blues, funk, fusion, and R&B. He has been a full-time musician since 1984. Peter studied music in Germany, as well as in London, England, and he graduated from the Musicians Institute (GIT) in Los Angeles. After working in L.A. for a couple of years, he made Phoenix his home where he has also studied jazz at ASU. Peter's talents include playing, writing, arranging music in numerous bands, projects, recording sessions, live performances and tours in the U.S. as well as abroad. Peter's band, The Peter Storn Project, was a member on the Artist Roster of the Arizona Commission on the Arts (1994-2007).
Peter is part of several bands: Peter Storn Project (Jazz & Contemporary Jazz), The Rave (Clasic Rock), Apple (Beatles tribute band), Neon Circus (Brooks & Dunn/Country tribute band), House of Steel (Steel guitar player Mike Smith, Country), Cliff Sarde (Smooth Jazz, World Music) and Dennis Rowland (Jazz, R&B). Peter has many recordings that can be seen at his website: www.peterstorn.com
Peter is teaching the Beginning and Intermediate Guitar classes.
Debra Williams has been a professional artist, living in the West Valley, for over 35 years. Her passions are teaching and creating, and she enjoys sharing her knowledge with adults and children, alike. Debra's specialty is working with gourds because "each canvas is so unique." In addition to providing education locally, she is a co-chair of the judging committee with the Arizona Gourd Society and Vice-President of her local Gourd Patch. Debra is also the illustrator of a recently published book, A Flash of Spirit. She is a graduate of NAU with a Bachelor degree in fine arts with an emphasis on design.
Debra teaches Calligraphy, Beginning and the Spring Break Fun with Art classes.