Jaime Wynn - Instructor
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 direct an Arts Fellowship at the Drisha Institute for Jewish Education in Manhattan for several years. There she facilitated workshops for artists to create new work inspired by classical Jewish texts. Jaime enjoys painting, tai chi, going for hikes around the Bay Area and is currently learning to play the harp.
Jaime passed this year (2014) after a long battle with an illness, but you would have never known that she was ill. Her dedication and commitment to her classes was amazing. She was always positive about life and how we should live it. She will definitely be missed.
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 Maryland, and St. Andrews School in Saratoga Ca. From 2005 to 2012 recently he was on the staff for Foothill College Women’s Basketball team.
Director's Statement from Greg:
My early life was quite challenging, growing up in the projects of Baltimore. Though there was a lot of color, and a lot of close bonds, the idea of leading a positive life didn’t seem realistic and role models were few and far between. The only positive outlet for our young energy was the one recreation center in our neighborhood where we would wait outside for the chance to play ping pong or shoot pool. The only other options we had that even remotely came close to being positive was playing sports like football, basketball and baseball and even those most of the time had no structure or discipline.
Most of us still were involved with cliques that were formed around protecting territories and petty rivalry. These activities often led us into crime, drugs, and gangs. In my teens, I made the decision that I would not spend my life here. I joined the Marines and began the process of reshaping and directing my life. I found my abilities in athletics and began coaching. For many years I encouraged young people to devote themselves to discipline, engaging their minds and abilities, and doing something positive with their lives.
Many of my athletes with few options ended up in college. I believe that young people should be given the chance to find that one activity that inspires them to make good decisions in their lives. Every child needs a positive focus and constructive goals, and my hope is plant that seed in every young life.
Lydia LeCount - Administration Director
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.
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 classes are very dynamic, engaging and student oriented.
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.
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 well as others then that's what it's all about for me.
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.
Leah Samelson - Instructor
Bay Area born and raised, Leah has been performing and training acrobatics her whole life. She graduated from the professional training program at the Circus School of Quebec city, and has developed her teaching career alongside her artistic career. Inspired by the impact a healthy body can have on both physical and psychological well-being, Leah uses her unique background to build confidence and strength in her students. She has taught workshops and classes to all ages and capabilities and is passionate about teaching to each individual body's needs and capabilities.
Yvonne Theberge - Instructor
Hi my name is Yvonne. I am a Certified Personal Trainer and a Licensed Massage Therapist. I've been a trainer since 2005 and a therapist since 2014. I have been an active person my entire life, beginning my Taekwondo career at age 10. I love learning about the body and what it's capable of doing despite the odds. I love teaching and sharing fitness knowledge with all ages and levels, helping folks not only hit goals but also learn about their body.
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.
Brittany Agustin - Instructor
Subject(s): Sage Park Homework Club
I am 21 year old ambitious student. I’m currently attending Santa Monica College to get my degree in fashion and merchandising.
My senior year in high school I got the pleasure of working with Recreation plus . As well as meeting some of the worlds best kids . Unfortunately I had to step back and start college out of state but I’m back and so excited to be working with children again.
I love having fun and bringing others out their shell . I enjoy cooking and baking and trying new things
Michelle Kui - Instructor
Subject: 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 Choreographers and friends at City Dance Studios with Funkanometry SF and joined The OddACities (The Odds SF) collegiate competitive dance company. Is currently working on completing her B.A. Degree in Theatre and Dance at CSU East Bay. Loves to stretch and dance freely, but more deeply, share the love of dance and the inspiration, creativity and freedom it brings and growing together, in a healthier and more peaceful way.
Sachiyo Tomita - Instructor
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 mentally to be able to better enjoy their lives.
Cynthia Chang - Instructor
Subject: 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.
Joseph Lee Robinson - Instructor
Subjects: Sage Park Homework Club
I am 22 Years of age and I attend Santa Monica College. My major is business and I have one year left before I transfer. I love helping kids, as I have five siblings of my own. I have a upbeat personality with a positive attitude. I enjoy playing basketball and video games on my spare time. I am very excited about becoming apart of Recreation plus!