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A Renaissance Man with a World View

Retired educator Tom Young, often found at the Benicia Dog Park or traveling the world, inspired a generation of kids to overcome their fear of science.

Bio: After 20 years At Artcentric, Aline Karpoyan Still Inspires Creativity In Kids

From war-torn Beirut, Aline Karpoyan, former kindergarten teacher and for the past twenty years, owner of downtown Benicia shop Artcentric, continues to delight local school children at the paint your own pottery studio.

Adoptive Father of Three, David Sells on His “Deepest Reward”

Deeply rooted and active in the Community, IT Developer, musician, sailor and lay minister David Sells talks about family life with husband Yann Jourvenot, two dogs and their three active boys.

Living a Full Life After Retiring from Teaching

Gardening, volunteering, grandkids, music, art various other endeavors keep long-time teacher Elaine Ponziani-Seput busier than ever.

Cathy Wright Teaches Life Lessons through Drama

BMS’ long-time theater arts teacher says drama is an important part of preparing students for the future.

New to the BUSD Board, Celeste Monette Advocates for Music and Art

With a family tradition of social justice activism, Celeste, a psychiatric social worker at Kaiser, also writes and plays guitar locally with the BB’s trio.

Craft picture framer by day, outdoor enthusiast and artist by nature

Back pain prompted Marleen Stam-Gibbs to Explore Yoga Therapy

An artist and teacher, Eanes studied, traveled, then studied some more prior choosing art as vocation.

Benicia studio artist and full time art teacher Mark Eanes talks about his path to becoming an artist and teaching art.

Benicia Poet Laureate Brings Creative Ideas to the Program

Benicia’s newest poet laureate, Johanna Ely, is passionate about bringing more poetry into the schools, and helping people to not be afraid of poetry. Launching the First Sunday Poetry Series, other events and programs are to follow.