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I am entrepreneur from India and recently graduated from Hult International Business School. I am passionate about painting and cooking. I would love to share my skills and ideas of Indian cooking - Chicken Curry & Chicken Biryani and other Indian healthy snacks and curries.


Bryan Ramey received his BFA from Alfred University in 2008, after which he honed his craft, traveling internationally before settling in Brisbane Australia. While there he worked with the artist group Jugglers Art Space as well as landing his first solo show. He returned stateside to attend the Post Bachelorette Program at the School for the museum of Fine Arts in 2011. Over the last six years Bryan has exhibited both locally and internationally while working with musicians and authors as a freelance illustrator. He currently lives and works out of his home studio in Allston MA.


Alejandro Ramirez is a freelance writer and student in the Solstice MFA Program at Pine Manor College, where he studies Creative Nonfiction. His personal essays have appeared in Defunct Magazine and Solstice Magazine. He has also written articles and features for Spare Change News and Dig Boston. His creative writing won a 2012 Kingston Mann Award for Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship, which is awarded by a council of Boston-area professors.

Bill Ransone began his ESL teaching career by receiving his CELTA in 2005 in Moscow, Russia. With a love for the Russian culture and its language, he spent 5 years in Moscow, teaching ESL to all levels and age groups. Fluent in Russian, he has an ongoing passion for teaching non-native speakers and multi-cultural students the opportunity to learn the English language.

In 2010, he returned to Boston to continue his love of teaching ESL and has since worked for various prestigious language schools in the area.

A dean’s list graduate from Dickinson College, he received his B.A. in 2004 in Russian Language and Literature with a minor concentration in Spanish. In 2012, he received his Massachusetts K-12 licence in ESL.

Among many areas of expertise, Bill’s focus is concentrated on leading professional development workshops with the importance of error correction and pronunciation in the classroom.

A Connecticut native, in his free time, Bill enjoys exercising, spending time with friends and family, listening to music, and watching new films.

Catherine Reurs has been a needlepoint/textile artist and designer for over 20 years and is the author of two books "In Splendid Detail: Needlepoint Art" and "Splendid Needlepoint". Her books and hand-painted needlepoint canvases are featured on her website.


Anthony Riccardi is a local artist who has graduated from Mass College of Art, where his concentration of study was in painting. His studio is located in Cambridge, where he paints in many mediums, including watercolors, oils, and acrylics. He has exhibited widely in the Boston area.

Susan Rice teaches drawing, cartooning and mixed media to children and adults in various art centers and schools in the Boston area. She has a BFA from RiSD, and has been a member of the Blacksmith House Printmakers since 2007.

<p>Jason R. Rich ( is the author of numerous books that cover a wide range of topics related to consumer technologies, digital photography, the Internet, small business, travel, and interactive entertainment. Some of his recently published books include: Working in the Cloud (Que), Start Your Own Etsy Business (Entrepreneur Press), The Ultimate Guide to YouTube for Business (Entrepreneur Press), The Crowd Funding Services Handbook (Wiley), iPad and iPhone Tips and Tricks, 7th Edition (Que) and My Digital Travel for Seniors (Que). He&rsquo;s also an accomplished photographer, as well as a frequent contributor to numerous national magazines, major daily newspapers, and popular websites.</p>

Natasha Roule is a specialist in French baroque opera and musical manuscripts culture. As a Ph.D. candidate in historical musicology at Harvard University, she is finishing her dissertation on the reception of the operas of Jean-Baptiste Lully in the ancien régime French provinces and in modern-day Europe and North America. The recipient of numerous academic awards, including the American Graduate Fellowship and the Anne Louise Barrett Fellowship for musicology, Natasha is active in the sector of museum education. Natasha has directed numerous workshops along the East Coast on medieval, Renaissance, and baroque musical cultures, notation practices, and performance styles. She is currently the Co-Artistic Director of Les Enfants d’Orphée, an ensemble devoted to French baroque vocal music and music education outreach.

Steven Santosuosso is an interior designer and co-owner of Somerville based Squarehouse Studios. He also works as a freelance consultant to other design firms offering 3D rendering services. In his spare time, Steve enjoys films, card games, and spending time with his cat, Constable Muenster.

Laurie Savage received a BFA in metalsmithing from MassArt in 1998. She has taught the jewelry program at CCAE since 1999 and metalsmithing workshops at the DeCordova Museum School since 2005. Her work is included in numerous private collections nationally and internationally, and is available by commission. She maintains a studio in the Distillery Building in South Boston.

Award winning composer Paul Sayed writes in a variety of musical styles ranging from the avant-garde to Latin-infused chamber music and electronic atmospheres.  As a composer, Paul has received premieres of his works by top tier musicians such as Alan Black, principal cellist of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra.  In 2012, Paul collaborated with poet Mary Bonina to write his song cycle Grace in the Wind. With Grace in the Wind, Paul has given presentations on the process behind writing art song at the Conservatory Lab Charter School in Brighton, MA and Davidson College in Davidson, NC.  In 2014, Boston-area pianist Daniel Padgett recorded Paul’s Seven Morsels in the Form of a Persimmon which is available worldwide through iTunes, Amazon, and Spotify. 

In order to fund his academic and musical pursuits, Paul began bartending in 2006.  As a bartender, Paul enjoys mixing complex cocktails that blend unique flavor profiles.  Paul has tended bar in places with different cocktail cultures such as Northern New Jersey, North Carolina, and New York City and collected a wealth of experience and recipes.  When not working behind the bar, Paul usually orders whiskey based cocktails and enjoys variations on the old-fashioned. 

Instagram: @paulksayed

Mary M. Scherr earned a B.A. in English from Creighton University and a M.A. in French from Boston College. She completed the TEFL International Certification in Paris, France, and was Instructor of “Global Business Communications” in the International Development Program at the University of Nebraska in Omaha for two semesters. Ms. Scherr taught “French Conversation & Grammar”, “French for Travelers” and “ESL Business English” at the Boston Center for Adult Education. Her professional experience also includes teaching in private high schools and 10 years of administrative and project work in financial services in Boston.

A participatory photographer, photographing while engaging in struggles for justice, peace, right treatment of the environment, and enlightenment, Skip Schiel makes photos for publications, exhibits, slide shows, and individual use. His main current project is a photographic examination of conditions in Palestine & Israel. Other projects include retracing the Transatlantic African slave trade journey (A Spirit People), the earth (Scent of Earth), prisons (Imprisoned Massachusetts), and an exploration of the impact of digital technology on photography.

Since 1992, he teaches photography at the Cambridge Center of Adult Education and the Landscape Institute of Harvard University, ranging from basic photography to digital darkroom and photographic field workshops concentrating on light in photography. 


Eileen Schneider was born and raised inBerlin, Germany. She is a student of Humboldt-University of Berlin. She taught at the University of Minnesota at the German Studies Department. Furthermore, she also taught German at the Albert-Schweitzer-Gymnasium Berlin, a public middle and high school. In addition, she was an instructor in a German Grammar vacation camp. She lives with her family in Framingham, MA.

Jessica Sculley loves to share her enthusiasm and knowledge of wine with anyone who is willing to listen - from people who can’t distinguish a red from a white to seasoned wine professionals. She holds the Wine and Spirits Education Trust Diploma and is a Certified Educator for the WSET, as well as a Certified Specialist of Wine from the Society of Wine Educators. She teaches and consults throughout the region, and offers wine tours throughout the year.