About our instructors:

Teri Bayus

Teri Bayus

I have been working for Non-Profits for over 30 years, as a volunteer, event coordinator, grant writer, and CEO.  I also teach classes in social networking to writers, businesses, non-profits, and politicians along with public speaking.

I write a weekly food and film column for Simply Clear Marketing and have since 2003. I also host the TV show, Taste Buds (www.tastebuds.tv) where I give honest food and wine reviews and highlight the chef’s talents. Taste Buds is in its third season, with shows being filmed in Cuba, Italy, and Paris. 

I have published two novels, Consumed and SousVide, which are in the genre of culinary erotica. I am currently editing my memoir about my time as a trapeze artist with the Circus.

I am the director of the Central Coast Writer’s Conference and love bringing the writing community together to inspire and create. 

I have four blogs, 26 Facebook pages, three Twitters, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Yelp and every other social media known to man, where I shock, inspire and make people giggle.

Jamie Beck

Jamie has a M.S. in Macrolevel Sociology and has been changing the way people look at work and play for the past 10 years through innovative programming that will challenge you to think outside the box and value your time and purpose!

Lacey Clifton

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Lacey Clifton, MSEd, a native of California’s central coast, has dedicated her life to what she loves most: Technology, Arts, & Teaching. She has been giving professional workshops and webinars since 2009 and has even taught internationally. She is an Instructional Designer with a focus on educational media technology and an expertise in social media and the social, co-constructive learning is offers.   


Carey James
The James Financial Group

Carey James

Carey A. James graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1984 and began his Financial Services career locally over 30 years ago with Bateman Eichler Hill Richards Inc., which at the time was the largest investment banking firm west of Chicago. Carey founded his Financial Advisory firm, the James Financial Group, Inc. in 1996 with the philosophy that the community would be best served by independent advisers not influenced by corporate sales pressure. Carey, alongside his family team; Diane James & Jaquelyn James, have teamed up together as Financial Advisers, to educate the community on important financial topics that are all too often missing from the common core curriculum of public education. The James Financial Group has received numerous awards from the investment community and Mr. James is ranked within the top 20% of financial professional in the country by his peers. Carey enjoys traveling, scuba diving, snow skiing, and classic movies.
LeeAnne Krusemark LeeAnne is an author, speaker, business owner, Chamber of Commerce Past President, and guest instructor at more than 200 colleges from Maine to Hawaii, including Purdue, and an adjunct online professor through Ed2Go at more than 2,000 facilities worldwide, including Harvard. LeeAnne’s inspiration in the classroom has even been compared to Oprah!

Eric Maldonado

Aquila Wealth Advisors

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Local business owner and Certified Financial Planner™ practitioner. Master of Business Administration MBA in Personal Finance and Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration Finance at Cal Poly. San Luis Obispo resident of 14 years.
Stephen Moore

Over the last twenty-five years I’ve sold luxury windows, enterprise level software and new cars. I’ve worked in construction and performed weddings and funerals. I’ve taught in local schools, been a partner in a local tax and financial planning firm and a national business trainer.

I hold or have held multiple teaching credentials and securities licenses. I have a Master’s in Education and a passion for engaging, straightforward education that changes lives and is always lots of fun.
Don’t be surprised if someday your grandchildren lay flowers on my tombstone.

Tom Peavyhouse
Masters Notary Academy
Thomas Peavyhouse has been employed in the financial community for over 20 years. He has represented financial institutions at various companies including Microsoft and Apple. He currently has held Real Estate, Insurance and Securities licenses. He is a commissioned California Notary Public with an added certification in loan signing as an instructor.

Julie Robinson
Boho Hospitality

Julie Robinson

Julie Robinson, owner of BOHO HOSPITALITY, has a knack for words, repurposed furniture, and extreme bargain hunting. After successfully turning spare rooms into profitable, whimsical hideaways for 500+ guests, Julie's newest venture takes her expertise and tailors it into a heart-based business where connecting to other people is the number one priority.

Patty Ross

Patty Ross of Golden State Marketing. With 20 years in the digital marketing space, Patty works with busy business owners who wear so many hats their marketing gets pushed to the back burner and they want focused, strategic marketing that actually grows their business. Patty teaches marketing classes for SCORE SLO, SCORE Santa Barbara and SCORE Los Angeles, MCSC/Women’s Business Center and is a marketing consultant for MCSC/WBC. She also offers private marketing training and marketing plan development.

Voices for All

In a nutshell, VFA is the place to begin your journey into the world of professional voiceover artistry. Teaching and supporting our students is our passion and our sole mission. We look forward to getting to know you and helping you reach your goal as a voiceover artist.

Ronald "Wayne" Williams

Wayne Williams has maintained an auto dealer license since 2003; Insurance agent broker license from 2006 until 2015; Pre-Licensing and Continuing Education provider with the DMV Occupational Licensing Program since 2008; Attended 2 years of law school with specialization in the automotive industry, dealer consulting, compliance and dealership acquisitions.