About Our Instructors:

Joseph Carro

Joseph Carro

Joseph Carro has a Bachelor's Degree from Loyola University and a MBA from Pepperdine University.  THrough Cuesta College, he has taught multiple subjects, including accounting, QuickBooks, Italian, Spanish, computer usage, Microsoft Word, and income tax preparation. He has been in the teaching field since 1979 and has taught at Cuesta College since 1997. Joseph is a very active astronomer, and has published papers on stellar measurements. 

Sarah Hawkins
Course Care

Sarah Hawkins

Sarah Hawkins has been an instructor for the American Red Cross since 2002. She teaches Lifeguarding, Water Safety, First Aid/CPR/AED, Emergency Medical Response, and Wilderness and Remote First Aid and is the owner of Course Care, LLC which offers safety trainings throughout San Luis Obispo County and beyond.

Michele Roest
micheleroest.com

Michele Roest

Michele Roest is the lead instructor and coordinator for the UC Extension California Naturalist Program. She has degrees in biology and vertebrate zoology, and more than 20 years of experience teaching biological concepts for adults, in formal and informal settings. 

Steve Schubert

Steve Schubert

Steve attended college at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and received a Master’s degree in Field Biology and a Life Sciences Secondary Teaching Credential. He taught high school biology and earth sciences for several years, has taught natural history courses for Cuesta College Community Programs more than 25 years and works as a naturalist instructor at a local residential outdoor school program called Camp KEEP (Kern Environmental Education Program), attended by more than 3,000 6th grade students each school year.

He served on the committee that published the book “Wildflowers of San Luis Obispo” and the eBook “Plants of the Carrizo Plain”.  Steve authored the book entitled “The Peregrine Falcons of Morro Rock – A 50-year History”, available at Amazon.com.  He is past-President of Morro Coast Audubon Society and is the Volunteer Coordinator of the Hi Mountain Lookout Project (www.facebook.com/condorlookout), a restored fire lookout in Los Padres National Forest where volunteers and college interns radiotrack the movements of California Condors and conduct biological field research projects. He has been a speaker and field trip leader for the Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival each year since its inception more than 20 years ago.

Steve enjoys kayaking, running, biking, hiking, playing basketball, and wildlife and landscape photography (photos at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/12571965@N07/).