About Langton Learning Instructors

Diana Davis

Diana Davis

Certified Yoga Instructor

“We are more alike, my friends, than we are unalike” —Maya Angelou

Diana is a Certified Yoga Instructor and a Certified Animal-Assisted Psychotherapist. She loves connecting folks with animals. She teaches vinyasa yoga classes with Langton’s animal ambassadors at the Langton Green Community Farm.  She also teaches individual and group animal-assisted therapy classes at the Farm.  She co-hosts another popular activity –coffee chat — with one of the individuals in Langton’s care.  “Coffee chat is a weekly Zoom event, where we all meet as ‘friends’ to drink coffee, tea or whatever drink you choose, and discuss current topics and interests,” she says. “We started coffee chats during the pandemic as a way to stay connected.  It’s been a hit since 2020!”

Diana welcomes volunteers and is actively engaged with the wider community as well as individuals at Langton Green. She joined Langton Green as a direct support Professional in 2004.  She was quickly promoted from her role as caretaker to program assistant, then program manager, to become a program director. Diana received her BA in psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park and her MS in forensic psychology from Villa Julie.

Mallory Bryant

Mallory Bryant

Certified Instructor

Mallory Bryant, a former manager at Langton Green Community Farm, enjoys sharing her love of plants, farm life, seasonal produce, gardening — and more.

Dani Ierardi

Dani Ierardi

Program Manager

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant” – Robert Louis Stevenson 

Dani Ierardi was a program manager with the Langton Green Community Farm for several years. She has been involved in with the ID/DD community for approximately 10 years and enjoys learning and teaching about sustainable agriculture and farming.  

John Iaquinta

John Iaquinta

Certified Farming Instructor

“A community is the mental and spiritual condition of knowing that the place is shared, and that the people who share the place define and limit the possibilities of each other’s lives. It is the knowledge that people have of each other, their concern for each other, their trust in each other, the freedom with which they come and go among themselves.”    Wendell Berry  

Sustainable farming is the most recent addition to John’s role at Langton Green. He oversees the sustainable 13-acre farm in Millersville, Md. and its many programs and activities, including: its virtual programs for Langton Learning; vocational programs and opportunities for individuals at Langton Green; raising livestock for therapy activities; growing produce for Langton Green’s residences and sharing surplus with other nonprofits in need.  He also oversees the many ways the Farm serves as an educational resource for the wider community.  John is a mentor, trainer and friend to the individuals at Langton Green and helps them gain job skills and experience through Langton Green’s vocational programs, such as landscaping services for the wider community. John has a B.A. in English and was a teacher of special needs students for eight years before joining Langton Green in 2005.  Prior to that John has worked almost every direct care position Langton has to offer. 

“A community is the mental and spiritual condition of knowing that the place is shared, and that the people who share the place define and limit the possibilities of each other’s lives. It is the knowledge that people have of each other, their concern for each other, their trust in each other, the freedom with which they come and go among themselves.”    Wendell Berry  

Elizabeth Snyder

Elizabeth Snyder

Farm Manager

“Nature protects us as long as we protect nature.”  – Jessica Hernandez, Fresh Banana Leaves 

Elizabeth is the farm manager at Langton Green Community Farm. With a background in sociology and social justice, she joined the team at the Langton Green Community Farm with the goal of increasing access to the therapeutic potential of horticulture. Elizabeth oversees vegetable and fruit production on two acres of farmland, with an emphasis on sustainable agricultural practices. She enjoys teaching and learning about every aspect of the growing season –from seed to harvest. Elizabeth is a strong believer that increasing our connection to local food systems promotes a happier, healthier, and more just society.  Her areas of expertise include: sustainable agriculture, vegetable production, small-scale farming, global climate change, social justice, and community organizing. 

“Having mixed schedules is key, so people can have a mix of in-person and virtual activities, employment, volunteering, as well as downtime at home if they want it. Everyone should have the opportunity to build their schedule the way they want.”

Karen C.

“Having mixed schedules is key, so people can have a mix of in-person and virtual activities, employment, volunteering, as well as downtime at home if they want it. Everyone should have the opportunity to build their schedule the way they want.”

Karen C.

Health & Fitness

Start Moving Now

Guided exercise videos include yoga and stretching to promote flexibility and aerobic exercises for cardiovascular health. Regular exercise and a healthy routine help boost your physical and mental well-being.

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Art & Crafts

Create with Us!

Be inspired and explore your creativity! Have you always wanted to cook, paint, and make things? Explore fun projects that can be done together in a group or on your own.

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Music & Dance

Start Moving Now

Get moving to guided music and dance videos. Learn how to play instruments to make your own music and how to express yourself through dance.

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Farm Life

Grow with Us!

Come grow with us! Meet our plants and animals and learn how farm life changes through the seasons. Discover All Things Farm.

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Travel Tours

Explore with Us!

Join us on a travel tour! Discover exciting destinations, learn about history, geography, and other cultures. Learn how to get ready for your trip.

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Just for Fun

Be Kind, Have Fun!

There are so many things to learn through virtual activities. Dive into developing job skills or learn more about the importance of kindness.

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