Brad Warren, Karate Instructor
Brad Warren has owned and operated his own Karate Studio, Brad Warren’s Karate, since 1967. In addition, he taught self-defense for women as part of Worcester’s adult education program for more than ten years, and a children’s program for the Shrewsbury Parks and Recreation Department also for more than ten years. He taught Goju-Ryu Karate at Worcester State College as part of their regular physical education program for three years, and has also taught at numerous other schools and facilities including, Quinnebaug Valley Community College. He formed Karate Clubs at Clark University, Blackstone Valley Regional High School, and State Mutual Insurance Company. In 1981, Mr. Warren was asked by the American Institute of Buddhist Studies to act as a bodyguard for the Dalai Lama of Tibet during his ten-day stay at Harvard University.

Jen Swan, Artist-Educator

Jen Swan is a teaching artist and mural painter. A graduate of the Rhode
Island School of Design, she currently teaches classes for the Worcester
Art Museum, Worcester Center for Crafts, Listening Wellness Center and
as a Cultural Partner. Making connections between art and nature has
inspired collaborations with the Audubon and EcoTarium. Her recent
paintings explore art and ecology as she portrays the web of
interrelationships in our environment. Through plein air landscapes and
wildlife studies, she wishes to creatively propose new possibilities for
coexistence, sustainability and healing.

Kathy Carmosino, Culinary Teacher
Kathy is a Hubbardston mom who has two college-age daughters that recently graduated from Quabbin High School. She volunteered at HCS for many years and taught cooking in the after-school program there. Her love of teaching children is reflected in the fact that she has been a Girl Scout leader for 12 years. Kathy is a baker extraordinaire and is the organizer of many bake sale fundraisers as well as being bake sale coordinator for Quabbin Pro Musica. In her work as a corporate travel agent, Kathy has had the opportunity to sample culinary treats in her travels to many places throughout the world.

Lisa Holloway, Registered Yoga Teacher & National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach

Lisa Holloway is a Registered Yoga Teacher with a Children’s Yoga Teacher Certification. Lisa has been practicing various forms of yoga for over 20 years. She believes that yoga benefits physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health and works to bring these four areas together in her classes.
Lisa is also a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach and has a private practice working with individuals and families on their health and wellness goals- physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. For more information you can refer to her website http://www.burnouttoblisshealthcoaching.com/  or contact her directly at lisa@burnouttoblisshealthcoaching.com or 978-257-8180.


Rhonda Hamer, Certified Personal Trainer & Nutrition Coach, and Educator

Rhonda Hamer is a Certified Personal Trainer with specialties in Senior Fitness, Osteoporosis Fitness, Corrective Exercise, Balance & Posture and a Certified Nutrition Coach. Rhonda spends most of her time working with adults over 50 and is occasionally drawn back to her roots working with children and teens.

Rhonda has trained and educated adults, teens and children with varying levels of fitness including many who are new to exercise or with limited mobility. She has worked with classes, small groups and private clients at wellness centers, community centers and in gym settings as well as taught physical education/health in school, after-school programs and recreation programs and coached competitive hockey and soccer teams. Rhonda has coached athletes as young as 3 through Division 1 college and those interested in improving their health into their 90’s.

Renée Malowitz, Former Director of Enrichment, Artist-Educator
In addition to being the Director of Enrichment at Listening, Renée is an established artist and art teacher throughout the community and surrounding areas. Renée is currently teaching at Worcester Academy.