Meet Our Staff

Misael Cortez - Instructor
My name is Misael Cortez, but I go by Misa. I'm a Sophomore at Laguna Creek High School. In the past I have volunteered as a helper for kids programs in church. I currently tutor Izaiah in Recreation Plus.

Medea K. Beal - Instructor
I graduated from Georgia State University Language Arts and Sciences, cum laude. After graduation I took English-Georgian, Georgian-English Simultaneous Interpreting Courses. I also am a Certified Georgian and English Languages Proficiency Tester. I teach ESL to various age group students and my approach is based on individual needs. I use combined standard and non standard methods of teaching. My... [ View Full Profile ]

Ben Glass - Instructor
My name is Ben. I have had lots of experience working/mentoring kids. My skills include chess, piano and a variety of sports. I am very patient understanding and caring with kids. I love helping them grow by teaching and setting a great example.

Ramana Vieira - Instructor
Ola! I come to you with a very rich background in fitness and music. I grew up as a young child in the theater and attended American Conservatory Theater while pursuing my education and got my teaching credential with the State Of California specializing in Older Adults and Adults with Disabilities. I have been teaching in a variety of health clubs, senior communities and senior centers for over t... [ View Full Profile ]

Jaime Wynn - Instructor
Subjects: Art
Passed in 2014 Jaime Wynn was an educator and artist. She was trained as a community muralist at Precita Eyes Mural Arts Center of San Francisco and has directed and participated in over 40 mural projects engaging children, high school students, seniors and international artists. In 2006 she completed her MA in Education at the American Jewish University in Los Angeles. She then went on to d... [ View Full Profile ]

Eric Nakagawa - Instructor
Subjects: Director Screen Printing services
Hello all, my name is Eric Nakagawa. I'am a graphic arts major at the Art Institute of California in Sacramento. I love sports, art and sharing my experiences with younger generations. I know when I was a child my father Greg LeCount shared his love of sports with me and it gave me an outlet that I continue to use and feel grateful for to this day. So if i can do the same for my children as we... [ View Full Profile ]

Sara Cortez - Instructor
Subjects: Rec Plus Admin
My name is Sara. I'm currently working with recreation plus on the accounting portion of the business. In the past I have worked with kid programs in church and I have been a stay at home mother who cares for my children and I also baby sit.

Lydia LeCount - Administration Director
Subjects: Admin
A qualified, competent and professional administrator with over 30 years experience in various types of businesses. Strong background in customer relations as well as accounting. She is also employed with Starbucks & spends her spare time helping out with Community events.

Greg Lecount - Executive Director
Greg is an experienced manager and director with over 15 years of athletic coaching experience. Under his leadership, several of his basketball teams earned titles in championships and tournaments. In 2003 he led his Baltimore Cougars girls 12 and under team to state and national championship runner up. Other teams he has coached are Radford High School and Maryknoll in Hawaii, Dunbar HS in Maryla... [ View Full Profile ]

Paulo F. Ferreira - Instructor
I am a Visual artist and I have been teaching young people at Nimbus Arts for the last five years. I have found great satisfaction in being able to share my knowledge of Art and Life subjects with them in a friendly, fun and positive way.

Osvaldo Cortez - Instructor
My name is Osvaldo but I go by Ozzie, I am currently a student at Sacramento City College,looking to study for Electrical Engineering I help Recreation Plus with inventory and I make their apparel.

Mabel Acosta - Instructor
Greetings! My name is Mabel Acosta and I graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a degree in Radio, TV and Film. I am the oldest of two siblings. I do have experience in working with kids. In the past, I used to work for Lifetouch as a School Photographer where I photographed kids and faculty at schools. Prior to my other job, I used to tutor Spanish to high school students at t... [ View Full Profile ]

Jessica "Jade" Lotz - Instructor
Community building, adventure storytelling, dance flash-mobs and more! Jade is a NYC native teaching artist who takes a holistic approach to fitness through utilizing meditation, creative movement and immersive play. Through working with bodies of all ages and sizes, she facilitates exciting sessions with a strong focus on positive reinforcement and challenge based goals. Her dance and fitness bas... [ View Full Profile ]

Karen Sabetan - Instructor
Karen Sabetan is a Certified Nutrition Consultant and a health coach with the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute. She provides simple solutions for healthy living through fun interactive workshops and classes for individuals. She has lived in Israel, Panama and Costa Rica.

Ciarra Hall - Instructor
Subjects: Arts & Crafts
Hello, My name is Miss Ciarra. I will be teaching Arts and Crafts. I have been working and volunteering with children for 14 years. More recently I worked with Girl Scouts HCC. My love for Arts and Crafts started as a child while I had a working mom she was also very hands on as a parent and always had some new arts and crafts projects. I believe Art and Crafts should be fun and like science its ... [ View Full Profile ]

Nicole Warren - Instructor
Subjects: Creative Writing
My name is Nicole, I have several years of experience being involved in various community programs both as a participant and a volunteer. Nothing feels more rewarding than witnessing a child's growth. I currently am a Creative Writer instructor for Recrearion Plus at Marion Mix Elementary Summer Fun Program and have in the past been a Sports and Recreation instructor.

Michelle Kui - Instructor
Subjects: Dance Instructor
Joined and danced with local youth performing arts group called Reincarnation after graduating from Mills High School. Studied Performing Arts and Dance in College of San Mateo along with College of San Mateo Performance Dance Ensemble (CSMPDE) as Dancer, Choreographer and Student Director for Student Fall and Spring Showcases, under Heidi Jones Eggert and Apryl Renee Pipe. Trained with Choreograp... [ View Full Profile ]

Clint Smith - Instructor
Subjects: Exercise & Nutrition
My name is Clint Smith I am a 15-year veteran of the United States Army I have been teaching Fitness for over 10 years . Fitness has changed my life and I take it very serious. I also love the opportunity said he gives me to help people. I have a background in Sports Nutrition sports physical conditioning and also Rehabilitation. I I teach cardio sculpt type of class contain movements in dance to... [ View Full Profile ]

Rodolfo Araujo - Instructor
Subjects: Homework Club
Hello my name is Rodolfo but many people call me by my nickname, Rudy. I recently graduated from Wallis Annenberg High School. During my years in high school, I volunteered at different schools with students from ages 5-13 and also at other low-income recreation apartments. I have also dealt with students with special needs and am comfortable working with students of all ages.

cynthia chang - Instructor
Subjects: Tai Qi
Cynthia has taught Tai Qi for over 35 years. Instructor of Chinese Medicine in the Holistic Health Dept, San Francisco State University. She is very knowledgeable in nutrition, cupping and moxibustion, meditation and healing.

Sachiyo Tomita - Instructor
Subjects: Yoga
Jyothi Sachiyo Tomita has been a Yoga instructor since June of 2008. She was certified as a Yoga instructor at Integral Yoga Institute of San Francisco, where she presently teaches. At IYI, Jyothi finished Basic Yoga, Prenatal Yoga , Gentle Yoga, and Intermediate Yoga Teacher Training. Jyothi's goal is to teach Yoga to as many students as possible so that they can stay healthy physically and ... [ View Full Profile ]