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Amanda Jarrett
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Red Seal Certified Horticulturist

Organic Land Care Professional

BC Provincial Instructor

I am a professional horticulturist and educator for over 20 years. My business, Amanda’s Garden Consulting Company and my website The Garden Website.com provides instruction to novice and avid gardeners as well as professional landscapers. I am a certified Red Seal Landscape Horticulturist and a Certified Organic Land Care Professional with diplomas and certifications from St. Clair College, Gaia College, University of Guelph and University of Florida. Retired instructor and course developer of numerous horticultural courses at Langara College, Douglas College, Gaia  College, VanDusen Botanical Gardens, Kwantlen College, Vancouver & Burnaby School Boards. I am an avid gardener, freelance writer, lecturer, horticulture photographer and author of the successful book, Ornamental Tropical Shrubs published by Pineapple Press. 

Cathy Moleschi
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Cathy Moleschi is a professional business writer with 30+ years of experience. She specializes in business communications, resume and cover letter writing, interview preparation and is a well respected and trusted Fraser Valley business owner. Her love of the written word started as a child when she would often hide for hours under her covers, flashlight in hand, devouring books late into the night.

Her business, Langley Writing Services, has prepared over 900 resumes and cover letters for customers across all industries, from entry-level positions to CEO. Passionate about seeing her clients reach their career dreams, Cathy has been helping job seekers land new opportunities, impress in interviews, and gain coveted promotions since 2013. She accomplishes this by accurately conveying her clients' accomplishments, experience, and true nature succinctly and professionally to attract potential recruiters, hiring managers and pass Applicant Tracking Systems.

With strong communication, business, sales, corporate training, and speaking background gained over three decades, Cathy prides herself on being a leader in her field, setting the stage for her client's success, and helping others express their thoughts and feelings. She holds a Marketing Management Diploma from Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Cathy offers various other services such as business presentations, biographies, persuasive communications, advocacy, biography, copywriting, and speech writing services.

When not hard at work at her desk, you can find Cathy spending time with her adorable grandchildren, visiting with friends, camping with her beloved husband, volunteering at a local hospice, and crafting poetry and short stories.

You can link to all of Cathy's classes with FVCE below.

Chris Walton
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Teacher and Educational Consultant in Langley, British Columbia, Canada
Building Capacity - Inspiring Vision
I am an Integration Support Teacher, Tech Facilitator, Educational Consultant and Mentor currently working in Surrey, BC, Canada. I have almost 30 years of experience teaching K-12 in Public and Private schools. I have taught Mainstream, Gifted and Learning Support classes.
I worked for a time at the District Level as the Assistive Technology Coordinator for SD36 and served terms as a Mentor and Summer Sessional Instructor for Simon Fraser University. I am currently a Mentor for an Inclusive Ed Graduate Diploma program at SFU.
I am actively involved in Staff Development: Facilitating, Training, Team Teaching and Consulting with Professional Educators.
My goals are to:
1) Engage Children
2) Inspire Educators
3) Empower Adults

Dr. Ruby Gupta
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I am a seasoned professional with more than 18yrs of experience working as an Instructor, Administrator and Researcher in various post-secondary institutions & healthcare practices. Most recently I have taught Medical Office Administrator, Nursing Pre-Reqs., Basic IT and LMS courses. I have also taught using various video conferencing platforms for online students. As a medical administrator, I have contributed immensely in the transitioning of papered to paperless offices, developing office manuals and trained people on new Electronic Medical platforms.

I have earned my Doctorate in Biomedical Science from University of Delhi, where my research area was focused on Computer Aided Drug Designing of Anticancer Drugs. I have continued my learning journey by earning Provincial Instructors diploma from Vancouver community College, and recently completed a Google IT Support Certification to expand my horizons in the IT world.

I have been teaching for Fraser Valley Continuing Education since 2019 and loved the way they have been helping the community by offering various opportunities to upgrade the skills for adult learners.

Edwin Palsma, CFP
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Edwin Palsma is a father for three great kids, and loves squash, soccer, hiking, disc golf, motorcycling, craft breweries, and talking philosophy.
Edwin is a Certified Financial Planner with over 20 years of teaching experience. He specializes in investment, insurance, tax, and estate planning, and has taught thousands of people how to make smarter decisions with their money. He's the author of a book Financial Fables – 29 Stories To Help You Make Smart Decisions About Money which is available on Amazon, or to purchase in his class. His office is in Fort Langley.

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