SALVI Board of Directors

John Byron Kuhner (Ioannes Capillatus)

John Byron Kuhner has taught Latin at both the elementary and secondary school levels and since 2008 at SALVI’s flagship program, Rusticatio Virginiana. He had the privilege of studying with Reginald Foster in 1995, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, and 2007. He teaches occasionally for the Paideia Institute, for whom he also edits In Medias Res, the on-line magazine for lovers of the Classics (see our blog roll). He takes especial interest in nature, simple living, and good writing. His website is To contact him, email

John Young (Iohannes Iuvenalis)


John grew up in central Texas and earned an BA in Classics from UT Austin. He was awarded an MA in Adolescent Education in Latin from Hunter College, where he now teaches Latin and mythology to undergraduates as an Adjunct Lecturer. He has been teaching Latin to middle and high school students at the Browning School in Manhattan since 2008. He attended his first Rusticatio in 2009, which was for him, like so many others, a road to Damascus. Returning to learn at SALVI programs as often as possible since then, John has also served as repetitor at Bidua and various Rusticationes, as well as on the Institution’s Planning Committee and Amy High Fellowship Award Committee. To contact him, email

Elliott Goodman (Elias)


Elliott taught middle and high school Latin for five years at an independent school near Los Angeles, California before joining the Ed.M. program in TESOL and Applied Linguistics at Teachers College and administering the National Latin Survey. He served as California JCL Certamen Chair from 2010-2012 and is an alumnus of the Classical Summer School at the American Academy in Rome, the Klingenstein Summer Institute, and the Classics and Linguistics departments at the University of Chicago. He has attended or volunteered at a number of SALVI events, including the Academia Aestiva for high school students at the Getty Villa in California and Rusticatio in West Virginia. Most recently Elliott taught high school Latin at public school in Brooklyn, New York. Currently he helps teachers of all sorts through his work at a non-profit, English in Action which is part of The English-Speaking Union. Elliott’s favorite texts to read with students are the Testamentum Porcelli, the poems of Sulpicia and Catullus, and the epitaph of Allia Potestas. To contact him, email

Edie Barry (Editha)


Edie Barry teaches private Latin classes and tutors students in Spanish, French, German, and Italian in Santa Rosa, CA. She holds an MIM (Master of International Management) from Thunderbird School of Global Management and a BA in International Business from Franklin & Marshall College. She is the former Director of Marketing for Maestro Pedestals. A life-long lover of language, Edie only recently discovered the joys of Latin. Since attending Rusticatio Virginiana in 2011, she has been a devoted participant in SALVI’s living Latin programs. To contact her email

Evan Smith (Ioannes Faber)

Raised in northwest Florida, Evan migrated north for college at Northwestern, and from there, with a bit of Latin and Greek, he made his way, after a year of teaching middle and high schoolers in Boston, to Washington, DC to study early Christianity at Catholic University, after which he returned to teaching high school. He currently is head of World Languages in the upper school at Georgetown Day School in Washington, DC.  He is a frequent instructor at Biduum Virginianum and Rusticatio Virginiana.

Justin Slocum Bailey (Iustus)

Justin Slocum Bailey, a longtime Latin teacher and teacher-trainer, operates Indwelling Language, a collection of resources and habits for boosting joy and success in language learning and teaching. Justin mentors and advises teachers and learners worldwide while consulting for schools, families, publishers, software developers, non-profit organizations, and academic departments. He holds a BA in linguistics, English, and German from the University of Michigan and an MA in theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. Justin has been involved with SALVI since 2008.

Keith Toda (Silvius)

Rusticatio Liason

Keith Toda teaches Latin at Brookwood High School in Snellville, GA. He received his B.A. in Greek and Latin from UCLA, and then earned his M.A. in Latin from the University of Georgia. Keith is currently completing his Ed.S degree in Instructional Technology from Kennesaw State University. Keith was once one of the biggest opponents of any type of oral Latin, but following his first experience at the 2010 Rusticatio Virginiana, he is now an avid supporter of active Latin in the classroom. Keith is also an advocate of Comprehensible Input theory for the teaching of Latin and has given numerous presentations on the topic.

Diane Anderson (Diana)

Diane Warne Anderson currently teaches Latin and Classical Studies at UMass Boston. She taught for many years in Minnesota at the University of St. Thomas, University of Minnesota, and Saint John’s University, Collegeville, where she also was a research scholar at the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library. She has her BA from Wellesley College in Latin and Greek, and PHD in Classical Studies from Duke University. Her research has been in medieval manuscripts and in creating editions of Latin texts from manuscripts. For ten years she team-taught a summer “boot camp” on medieval manuscripts for HMML. Diane first attended a Latin immersion week at Conventiculum Vasintoniense in 2006, and has been involved in Latin immersion programs ever since, including serving as an instructor at the Conventiculum Bostoniense and the SALVI programs.

Nancy Llewellyn (Annula)

Nancy Llewellyn founded SALVI in 1997. Since 1998 she has conducted weekend and summer immersion seminars around the country and occasionally abroad. She has taught Latin at UCLA and at Loyola Marymount University, and currently serves as Associate Professor of Latin at Wyoming Catholic College, whose innovative, immersion-based Latin program she created in 2007. She holds a BA from Bryn Mawr College, a Licenza from the Pontifical Salesian University in Rome (where she also studied at the Gregorian University with Fr. Reginald Foster), and a PhD in Classics from UCLA.

In Memoriam: David Morgan (David)

David Morgan was Professor of French (Department of Modern Languages and Literatures) at Furman University. He has given papers and served as an instructor at numerous living Latin workshops in the U.S. and Europe, including SALVI’s Rusticatio.  In his professional career and his personal life, he has given to SALVI and the entire Latin-speaking community an example of intellectual rigor, personal dedication, and patience with all – in short, humanitas – which we hope will continue to inspire and inform all SALVI’s work.