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Voices For All, LLC Voices For All, LLC, The Voices For All Voice Coaches/Producers/Instructors are known for their fun and informative presenting methods. Our coaches have many years of experience in the voiceover industry and are masters at teaching all of the information pertinent to making it in voice acting. Whether it be speaking, presenting, writing, producing, or announcing, Voices For All has it covered. With hundreds of regional and national commercials, and public service announcements under their belts, our instructors not only deliver the highest quality education and coaching to their students, but their unique enthusiasm and expertise bring an element of fun and excitement to the virtual classroom as well.
Ayumi Amama Growing up in Osaka, Japan, Ayumi always enjoyed cooking. Since she started making rolled omelets at 7 years old, she has continued learning new techniques and developing new recipes.

Ayumi has also taken calligraphy lessons in Japan for about eight years and is trained in architectural design. She enjoys sharing Japanese culture.
Joanne Bauman Joanne (Prairie Magic Herbals) is a Kansas herbalist, teacher, writer, herb grower, and medicine-maker of over 20 years. Joanne teaches people how to appreciate, connect with, and collaborate with plants to empower their health. She presents at The Mother Earth News Fair and the Midwest Women’s Herbal conference, and she blogs and podcasts for Mother Earth News Heirlooms & Herbals/Herbal Living.
Becky Behling Becky has taught Awareness Through Movement® lessons for 10 years. She is certified as a practitioner by the Feldenkrais Guild of North America. She is also certified by the American Council on exercise as personal trainer and group exercise instructor and has been teaching a variety of classes since 1987.
Tom Boley Tom has been a hobby woodworker all his life and became a woodturner in about 1995. One of his joys in life is standing at the lathe, teaching the craft to others. He teaches in his shop at his home near Wamego. When an opportunity to make actual money in the woodturning business arose in 2005, he changed directions to focus on architectural woodturning. From December 2005 to July 2014, he was a full-time custom architectural woodturner in northern Virginia, making turned items for both restoration and new construction, numbering from a single item to sometimes hundreds of the same thing. Examples of that are new balusters in the same style and shape as old ones for the restoration of a railing around the porch of an old house. Newels, porch posts, table legs, and finials were also commonly requested turnings. As of August 2014, Tom mostly retired from that business and moved to Wamego, near Manhattan, the home of his beloved Kansas State Wildcats. Now, in addition to some commercial work, he very much enjoys working on the artistic side of woodturning as a hobby and participates in one or two craft shows each year. The hobby produces bowls, bottle stoppers, pens, sweater pins, and other items. Tom's favorite turnings are natural edge bowls in several different forms, specializing in square natural edge bowls and what he calls "log bowls." And he has started a woodturning club for local turners called Flint Hills Woodturners (, a great place to meet fellow woodturners, and be inspired by the Show and Tell items they bring to the meetings and learn about the craft.
Charlene Brownson
Kenny Cook
Melissa Copp
Jony Dahl Jony Dahl is a senior at KSU. She grew up on a farm and has spent a lot of time baking things such as desserts to breads. She is excited to share her hobby with you!
Rachelle DeCoud Rachelle received her master's degree in academic advising from KSU and works as a college and career coach. She also worked as a grant writer securing funding for multiple non-profit organizations over the past 5 years.
Body First
Beth Fischer Beth is a lifelong Manhattanite, tennis player, and as of 2020, a USAPA (United States Pickleball Association) Ambassador! She is excited to share her passion for this game with a crazy name!

Ana Franklin Ana Franklin began practicing yoga in the 1970s. However, Ana's exposure to yoga started in early childhood as her father practiced yoga faithfully every day since 1951, making this a regular part of the household activities. Then in 1963, Ana's mother began to attend yoga class and also became a faithful practitioner. Ana has been teaching yoga since 1984. In the '90s, Ana traveled to Hawaii and took five Yoga Teacher Training sessions from Gary Kraftsow, founder of American Viniyoga Institute. She has also been certified by the Krishnamacharya Health and Yoga Foundation in Chennai, India. "Yoga is a lifelong commitment for me, and with such a rich subject, there is always more to learn, and to teach! I hope to continue doing both for a very long time."
Chris Gergeni
Susanne Glymour
Catherine Hedge Catherine Hedge and Karen Hummel: Catherine and Karen are long-time leaders and members of the LWVMRC. They are frequent presenters locally.
Caity Hinnergardt
Nick Homburg Currently, Nick Homburg is a professor of practice at Kansas State University teaching photography, video and audio production, and drone aviation. Nick has been with the university since 2014. Prior to being in Kansas, he lived in Idaho for 50 years where he was an entrepreneur, photojournalist, documentary filmmaker, fashion photographer, and most important the dad of four wonderful daughters. Nick has been a photographer since the age of 4 and has been working professionally in the visual arts since 1982. Some of his hobbies are, of course, photography and video. He’s also a certified master diver, cyclist, and adventure seeker. Nick looks forward to meeting you all in class!
Fatima Ibrahimi
Fatima Jaghoori
David Jones David is an AHIP-certified independent insurance agent focused on Medicare-related products and services.
Tom Korte
Madison Mann Madison is an undergraduate student at KSU studying Entrepreneurship with an emphasis in Non-Profit studies. Passionate about the floral industry, with both a background and years of work experience, Madison is eager to learn from those around her and share her knowledge with others.
Pedro Marquez Golden Gloves winner, Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology, 10+ years boxing/coaching experience.
Doug Meloan Director of Vehicle Operations/Curator
Barry Michie Barry Michie and Charlene Brownson are the President and Vice President of Riley County Genealogical Society. They both enjoy learning about history and sharing their enthusiasm for genealogy with others.
Debbie Newton Debbie has been a certified yoga teacher (CYT) since 2007.
Joshua O'Crowley
Robyn O'Crowley
KelLee Parr KelLee Parr is the author of My Little Valentine, Mansion on a Hill, More Voices of the Willows, and Mountains of True Peace. My Little Valentine is KelLee’s first book that tells the story of KelLee’s search for his biological grandmother and the reunion of his mother and grandmother.
Robert Rosenberg
Mandy Ryan Mandy is a healer, facilitator, and lifelong learner. She started her path in alternative practices and healing in 2009 and loves working with outhers to encourage growth for all.
Hilary Santana
Vaishali Sharda Born and raised in northern India, Vaishali moved to the US to work on her PhD. She grew up watching her mother cook everything from scratch in the small town they lived in. Her passion for cooking grew when she met her husband who is an avid foodie. She blogs about her adventures in the kitchen at and works at K State as faculty in climate and water resources management.
Lucas Shivers Growing up with huge farm gardens in rural Kansas, Lucas has been an avid gardener since his days in 4-H and FFA. He's an educator and can't wait to work with you to find success as a great gardener.
Melinda Sinn
Robert Smith Robert Smith was born in Nebraska and attended Nebraska University where he majored in history. Bob has always had a love for history and a particular interest in military history as he comes from a military family. Prior to his return to academia and advanced degrees Bob managed a family operated business where he learned management and organizational skills. He returned to academia in 1998 attending Kansas State University receiving a Master of Arts in military history in 2004 and a Ph.D. in military history in December 2008. Currently Bob is the Director of the Fort Riley Museum Complex, Fort Riley, Kansas.
Chris Sorensen
Kris Springer Kris Springer is a Chiropractor and Acupuncturist as Rockhill Wellness Center in Manhattan. She has always loved and appreciated Nature but especially appreciated being in Nature during the pandemic. She believes Nature helps us emotionally, spiritually, mentally and physically to heal. She looks forward to sharing what she has learned with you.
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Linda Teener Linda has been sewing since she was six years old and has used a variety of sewing machines. She enjoys sewing everything from garments to home decor and quilting projects.
Michael Wesch Dr. Michael Wesch is a Professor of Anthropology at Kansas State University. He has a Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Virginia.

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