Faculty Bios

We proudly offer the bios of our accomplished teachers.

Andrew Collins is the editor and restaurant writer for  The Pearl, a regional magazine in Portland, Oregon, and he contributes to several guidebooks (including Pacific Northwest, New England, New Mexico, and National Parks) for Fodor’s Travel. He's also a regular contributor to New Mexico Magazine and has written for Travel + Leisure, The Advocate, AAA Living, and Sunset. He holds a BA from Wesleyan University.

Cullen Thomas is the author of the memoir Brother One Cell (Viking). His work has also appeared in the New York Times Magazine, the Washington Post, The Daily Beast, Salon, The Rumpus, The Sonora Review, World Hum, Current Biography, and Penthouse. He holds a BA from Binghamton University.