I first came out to northern NM in 1979 to attend St. John's College in Santa Fe. While higher education introduced me to NM, it was this land itself, with its stark, bright light, and dramatic landscapes, the rich and diverse culture of its people and the many friendships that I made here that kept me coming back.
After a 13-year career working for a number of SF Bay Area retail companies (The Nature Company, The North Face, Illuminations, Restoration Hardware), in operations, human resources and real estate/construction, including managing several multi-store roll outs, I returned to northern NM 10 years ago to set down roots, invest in real estate and to make Taos home.
Here in Taos I have relished becoming a part of a community that is diverse, creative, sophisticated and serious. There is nothing like involvement in the life and institutions of a community to build relationships and educate one about how it all works. My own interests and those of my step children have been my guide and so I have been part of the Taos Soccer Coalition, the Friends of Anansi Charter School, the Board of the Taos Ski Team and Intermezzo of the Santa Fe Opera. In addition, I have served on the Board of Visitors and Governors of St. John's College (Santa Fe and Annapolis) and I continue to be a part a couple of two Acequias in the Taos Valley and I serve on the Board of Trustees of the Quail Roost Foundation and the Taos Land Trust.