Mylene “Mimi” Nyman is the Compass instructor for culinary classes. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, and ten year veteran of the finance profession, Mylene made a career switch and broke into the culinary arts profession in 1997 when she opened “Chocolate by Mimi.” Within the realm of that business, Mimi began teaching chocolate candy making classes to children and adults. Over the last 7 years, Mimi’s cooking classes have expanded to all kinds of nutritious delights, as she has taught dozens of cooking and confection classes for hundreds of students at Reston Community Center. Mimi loves to cook, especially in large quantities (why make one pie when the oven can hold eight!) Mimi lives in Great Falls with her husband, two children, and a variety of pets.