MEET OUR TEAM

Egle Mateo has a degree in Arts from Lithuania. She specializes in drawing, painting, basket weaving, glass and pottery. She teaches private classes for all ages. She is also known for her cookie decorating arts. She has a daughter in high school and an energetic toddler.

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Teresa Restom Gaskill has a Ph.D. in Botany from the University of Hawaii and a Masters in Ecology from Brazil. She teaches Biology at Saint Petersburg College as a full time faculty. She has two children in high school.

Christina Miller has a degree in Elementary Education from Saint Petersburg College. She is a dedicated, student-focused professional, who is committed to providing a well-balanced, supportive, and engaging environment for all students. She is mother to a beautiful toddler girl, and has been teaching with us since 2021.

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Bridget Newell has an Associate in Art degree from Bergen Community College, and is a certified Yoga teacher from YogaMatrix, Orlando. She has taught as a volunteer at Eola Charter School, Lakeview Fundamental, and at the YMCA. Bridget is a mother of two teens. She has been teaching with us since 2017.

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Maggy Ashton is an alumna from the United States Merchant Marine Academy and has been working as an Officer onboard various ships, boats, and yachts since graduation. In her free time, Maggy enjoys scuba diving, making ceramics, gardening, sailing, and traveling. She has been teaching with us since 2021.

Karina Mudafort is a local entrepreneur, artist, gardener, writer, and lifetime member of learning. She is pursuing her bachelors in Education at Saint Petersburg College."I am passionate about creating with my community with mindfulness, knowledge, and love. I solely strive to bring light into the world of my viewers. We all hold a value that is unique and necessary in our world today.".

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Michael Rogers has a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and has taught in public schools for over 20 years. He is currently a STEM Specialist in charge of his school district's Outdoor Learning Center in Texas. He enjoys singing, drawing, reading, sports, and outdoor activities with his wife, and 4 boys who range in age from 11 to 27. He teaches with us during summer, when he is in town visiting family. 

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