Brock Continuing Education Instructors

Brock Continuing Education Instructors

Adrian D'Avirro is originally from London ON but currently lives in St. Catharines. Having studied Therapeutic Recreation at Brock he currently works and lives in St. Catharine's providing special populations with the enjoyment of music therapy. He has played as a multi-instrumentalist in many St. Catharines based folk bands and continues to lend his talents to aspiring bands. Having learned ukulele from his father he continues to play and teach the instrument to both young and old. He describes the instrument as "one of the easiest and enjoyable instruments to play from beginner to professional.". He enjoys spreading the gift of music to anyone willing to learn and listen and looks forward to introducing the instrument.

Aldo Parrotta
As a graduate of Art Fundamentals Program from Niagara College and Graphic Design from the International Academy of Merchandising and Design in Toronto, Aldo Parrotta has channelled his passion for art, design and all things creative into a series of comprehensive hands-on design classes. Graphic design, typography, art and digital design is explored in each class and presented in an interactive learning experience. Active in pursuing new trends and media in graphic design, Aldo remains current with his skills so that classes are relevant and no aspect of this craft is ignored.

Archie Hood has owned and operated a retail and commercial photography business which included major advertising and marketing campaigns for over 35 years.He has been teaching students photography for over 30 years and in 2004, he received the Niagara College Continuing Education Teaching Excellence Award.Archie believes in sharing his photographic skills with individuals that wish to advance their knowledge in photography.

Gay Douglas Broerse is the Executive Director of Literacy Link Niagara, the Chairperson of the Early Childhood Community Development Centre and past Chairperson of Small Business Club Niagara. Over the past 30 years she has served on and reported to dozens of boards of directors.

Tina Robinson is a computer systems technologies and is MOS Expert certifies. She has been training adults for over 20 years in a variety of applications and topics, including Microsoft Office. Tina endeavors to make learning fun with her patience and sense of humour.