||Don Clymer has broad international experience in both Latin America and Europe. He recently retired from teaching Spanish, German, Intercultural Communications and led numerous cross-cultural seminars for Eastern Mennonite University. Clymer is married to a Swiss citizen and has spent time visiting and working in her homeland, including a full year immediately upon retiring. Don is the author of four books and enjoys crossword puzzles and doing genealogical research on his families' European origins.
||Sandra Conrad is a frequent contributor to LLI's programs, she is a retired ASID (interior designer) and has a degree in Decorative Design. She is an avid gardener with a keep it natural philosophy.
||Jennifer Cottrell is a Certified Zentangle® Teacher and has been an arts-and-crafts lover from early childhood. She provides instruction in this wonderful meditative art through JMU Lifelong Learning and through private lessons and parties.
||Nate Miller is a professor of Horticulture and Biology at Piedmont Virginia Community College. He is owner of Simply Sustainable Landscaping which focuses on native, edible and historical landscapes and works with Messer Landscapes of Staunton, VA. He graduated from Bridgewater College with a BA degree in Art and a concentration in Environmental Science and holds a master’s in Landscape Architecture from Clemson University.