Kids College

Meet Our Instructors

Michelle Adamson: Michelle is a local artist and part owner in Bohemian Fae, a henna and face painting creative endeavor.  
Donna Cook: Donna owns North Pole Ceramics and has been a long time instructor with us. 
Jeremy Feucht: Jeremy teaches technology classes at Jennifer Junior High in Lewiston.
Ryan Fiske: Ryan and his wife, Jennie own 360 Gymnastics & Cheer in Clarkston.
Jeanette Gara-Betzold, MNR, RYT: Jeanette is an adjunct instructor of Natural Sciences and Movement and Sport Sciences at LCSC and owns JGB Yoga. 
Leif Hoffmann Ph.D.: Leif is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at LCSC.  He also goes to his native Germany annually, bringing back goodies for his Kids' College class.  
Rachel Jameton Ph.D.: Rachel is a Professor of Chemistry at LCSC.  
Dawn Lesperance: Dawn is the Director of e-Learning Services at LCSC and has been avidly geocaching for five years.  
Angela Meek: Angela is a Senior Instructional Designer at LCSC.  She has been a lifelong crafter. 
Lara Morrison: Lara teaches dance and Zumba at various places regionally.  
Erik Odenborg: Erik is an Account Technology Strategist for Microsoft and graciously donates his time to Kids' College.  
Myndie VanHorn: Myndie owns The Fourth Wall Art Studio Art Gallery.  This is her second year teaching with us. 
Christie Garrison: attended culinary school in Redwood City, CA and graduated in 2001. After graduation she was hired by a local catering company. She now lives in Lewiston, ID with her husband and works as the Baker at Sodexo.
Jeff Spinelli: Jeff works at Sodexo on the LCSC campus, and also has a part time job at FedEx. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family.
Tony Sittner: Tony is an active volunteer at the LCSC Center for Arts & History and  teaches various art classes including Letterpress, Book Making, Paper Making and Paper Marbling. He also substitutes in the Lewiston school system and teaches classes weekends at the Letterpress Museum in Palouse, WA. 
Jennifer Wik: Jennifer is a bird nerd at heart! She has a bachelors and masters degree in biology and specializes in ornithology, the study of birds. She worked for Idaho Fish and Game as a biologist before starting a family. She is now working in the local Clarkston School District and enjoys helping kids with their studies. She loves sharing her love and knowledge of birds with the young people in our valley.
Vanessa Botts: Vanessa is an educator with 20 years of experience teaching Math and Spanish to students of all ages and academic levels. In her classes, she incorporates fun, physical movement and active student participation to improve learning. 
Jordan Farrington: Jordan is the Administrative Assistant I for the Division of Teacher Education for Lewis-Clark State College.  She was born and raised here in Lewiston, ID and she is a LCSC Graduate.  Her favorite activity is spending time with her pets;  her dog Bowser and her cat BB. She also enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Chelsea Cordova: Chelsea shares a studio, called Redbrick Art Studio at 6th and Garden Avenue, where she paints and  facilitates fine art classes, creativity workshops, and plein air painting.Chelsea equally enjoys using art-making as a tool for bringing people together and for improving the quality of life through personal creative practice. She has endless ideas for different themes of classes and teaching gives her the opportunity to spread passion for art making.
Renee Coulthard: Renee is a talented and crafty lady.  She's always thinking outside the box and learning new things.  She loves to share her passion for crafting, sewing, and knitting with children, and has taught these skills at Kids' College for several years.  In her free time, she loves to spend time with her children and grandchildren.
Amanda Gill: Amanda works part time as a Development Coordinator at LCSC, coaches her son’s soccer team, and volunteers at Children’s House Montessori School in the library.  She is mother to two and bonus mom to two more ages 5-15.  She is CPR, Safe Sitter, and super fun certified and can’t wait to help you learn how to babysit!  This is her 5th year involved with Kids’ College. 
Chelsea Weeks: Chelsea is serving with AmeriCorps VISTA at the Lewis-Clark State College Warrior Pantry.  She is passionate about fish and aquatic invertebrates, and recently graduated with a Master of Science in Biology with an emphasis in Zoo and Aquarium Studies.  When she is not working or studying, Chelsea loves doing crafts of all kinds, from sewing to drawing to paper cutting.
Angel Huddleston: Angel is an Administrative Assistant for LCSC. When not working she loves being outdoors, having fun, and being creative. She started making her own jewelry at 17 and has continued to find it a fun hobby.
Beth Adkins: Beth F. Atkinson is a Lewiston native, who graduated from Lewiston HS in 1977, attended LCSC and graduated from U of Idaho in 1983 with a BA in English/History Secondary Educ and Theatre minor.  She has participated in theatre at LHS, LCSC, U of I, and Lewiston Civic Theatre since 1976.  She directed / choreographed productions and taught theatre and movement classes at Grangeville HS and Lewiston HS from 1984 to 2016 and was awarded Secondary Teacher of the Year from Lewiston School District in 2016. She continues to volunteer for LHS drama and Lewiston Civic Theater. 
Josh Huffaker:  Josh founded CrossFit Rove in 2013 with the daunting goal of transforming health and fitness in the Lewiston-Clarkston valley. As a result, his coaching and programing have impacted numerous individuals and groups; including, but not limited to, the Northwest Children's Home, Lewiston No. 1 School District, Simply.Living.Better., and local first responders. Josh is a lewiston native with a bachelors in business from Lewis-Clark State College, a masters in Adult Learning and Leadership from the Univeristy of Idaho, and is a CrossFit Level ll Trainer. Josh and Jasmine have three children, one dog, three mini pigs, seven ducks, and seventeen chickens.
Marc Betete: Marc is currently a student at LCSC.
Julian Ankney:  Julian  is a Lewis-Clark State College (LCSC) alum with a Bachelor’s of Arts in English. She is now an administrative assistant for the LC Work Scholars program at LCSC and is continuing on this fall to get her Master’s in Literature at WSU. Ankney was part of the “Oral Histories and Storytelling Workshop,” and the Nuunimnix Exhibit at the Center for Arts & History for LCSC featured as a guest storyteller.