Maitland holds a BS in Earth Science from Penn State University, and an MEd from the University of Pittsburgh.¬† His career has been focused in Education and Non-Profit Leadership, and he currently serves as an IBEST Coordinator and Instructor in the Composites Program at Peninsula College.¬† Originally from Pennsylvania he has called Washington home for almost 20 years, and with his wife and 2 children he stays active with youth sports and outdoor activities in the beautiful Olympics.
Owner of Carolyn E. Cooper Communications, Carolyn has worked in the¬†computer industry since 1979 and joined her first online community in¬†1981. In her diverse career, she was assistant editor for Electronic Rig Stats,¬†the first online database tracking offshore oil rigs,¬† wrote three books on electronic topics, including Electronic Bulletin¬†Board Systems for Franklin Watts, a division of Groliers and was Web Editor for Harcourt Brace Professional Publishing. With a background¬†in advertising and marketing, Carolyn has moved between the increasing intersecting areas¬†of marketing, computer science and design, alternating work for large¬†corporations, non-profits,¬†small businesses and running her own entrepreneurial efforts including¬†a small press publishing house, yarn shop and a¬†web development and¬†marketing firm. She established her first online community in 1995¬†and has continued to study the changes and¬†impact of electronic connection in business and society. Carolyn loves¬†helping entrepreneurs and small business owners take advantage of the¬† opportunities the new technology offers.¬† Carolyn will be the instructor for¬†Intro to WordPress,¬†and ¬†Master WordPress.
Jim¬†is a management consultant specializing in the development of sustainable, small enterprises.¬† He currently teaches a highly successful, award winning 12-week program on business planning.¬† Prior to moving to the north Olympic Peninsula, he held senior level management positions with Arthur Andersen and WDHB Consulting Group.¬† He holds a Masters degree in business and a Bachelors of Science degree in Chemistry.¬† Jim and his wife Hope are the owners of Best Friend Nutrition, Inc., a health food store for pets with two locations in Sequim.¬† Jim will be the instructor for Right Path to Business .