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    • MarkAllisonGhostRanchMark Allison
      Executive Director

      Mark came to New Mexico Wild with 20 years of professional experience working with non-profit agencies in leadership positions, including 13 years as the executive director of the Supportive Housing Coalition of New Mexico. During his tenure there he led the organization to become an award winning, nationally recognized agency that in his last year was named New Mexico’s “Housing Developer of the Year.” Mark was named one of New Mexico’s “40 under 40 Top Young Professionals” in 2008 by the NM Business Weekly. Mark has demonstrated success in strategic planning, management, fundraising and media relations and is adept at partnerships and coalition building. He has experience working with elected officials at the local and national level. After obtaining a bachelor’s and master’s degree in political science from Illinois State University, Mark moved to New Mexico in 1993. He believes passionately that we have a responsibility to permanently protect and preserve land, not only for us and our children to experience and enjoy, but for its own sake. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    • Tisha2016Tisha Broska
      Deputy Director

      Tisha has worked for New Mexico Wilderness Alliance since 1999. She has served as Interim Executive Director, Development Director and Membership Coordinator in her 18 years with New Mexico Wild. Tisha was a member of the Wilderness50 Executive Committee in 2014, when the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act was celebrated in Albuquerque. With a degree in environmental science and a background in environmental consulting, Tisha manages fundraising, communications and membership for the New Mexico Wild.  Tisha also works to build community partnerships and lead youth outreach and volunteer service projects. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    • JudyJudy Calman
      Staff Attorney 

      Judy moved to New Mexico in 2001, inspired by a life-long fascination with the West.  After completing degrees in Biology and Philosophy and working on several political campaigns, she realized her true passion to be environmental policy.  She completed her law degree at the University of New Mexico, as well as a Master’s in Environmental Law and Policy at the Vermont Law School.  Judy has worked at the City of Albuquerque as an Energy and Wildlife Consultant, at WildEarth Guardians on endangered species litigation, and at an environmental law firm in Atlanta opposing new coal plants. She is based in the Albuquerque office and is responsible for agency oversight as part of our Wilderness Protection program. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    • nathan newcomer 250x224Nathan Newcomer
      Grassroots Organizer, Gila Region

      Nathan is a fifth generation New Mexican with over a decade of experience working on wilderness campaigns in the state of New Mexico. He has previously been a grassroots organizer, media director, and associate director at New Mexico Wild, having first joined the organization in 2002. After spending a year conducting wilderness inventories in the Cibola National Forest, he is now back as the organization’s Grassroots Organizer for the Gila. E-mail Nathan>>.

    • john olivas 166x250John Olivas
      Traditional Community Organizer

      Before joining New Mexico Wild, John served on the Mora County Commission and has worked in the federal sector with the US Fish and Wildlife Service as a fisheries biologist with the Mora Fish Hatchery and Technology Center, and has worked in the private sector as an engineer with Intel Corporation in Rio Rancho. He is a past board member for the Santa Getrudis de lo de Mora Land Grant and is very active in the statewide land grant efforts here in New Mexico. John organizes community support for the Rio Grande del Norte, Columbine Hondo and Pecos Campaigns. E-mail John>>.

    • nathan small 222x250Nathan Small
      Conservation Wrangler

      Nathan Small was born and raised in New Mexico. His passion for the outdoors began early, fueled by hunting, woodcutting, horseback riding, and fishing trips with his grandfather in the Cibola National Forest near Grants, NM. He attended the College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio where he earned dual degrees in Philosophy and English. Nathan loves taking friends and family into the wilderness, and he and his younger brother Douglas have spent their share of time in some of New Mexico’s most spectacular wild lands. He leads organizing efforts in southern New Mexico from our Las Cruces office. E-mail Nathan>>.

    • jeff steinborn 250x187Jeff Steinborn
      Southern NM Director

      Jeff previously served as an advisor to both U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman and then Congressman Bill Richardson. As Senator Bingaman’s former advisor to the Otero Mesa, Jeff was a strong proponent of protecting this key resource and played a vital role in helping to guide strategy. He was born and raised in Las Cruces, New Mexico, and attended New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell for high school, graduating on the Dean’s academic list. Jeff leads our land conservation efforts in southern New Mexico. E-mail Jeff>>.

    • greciaGrecia Nunez

    • Public Lands Fellow

    • Born and raised in Las Cruces, she brings with her a wealth of conservation and organizing experience, most recently finishing up a stint as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Panama. Before that she worked at Groundwork Doña Ana that partnered with the National Park Service, AmeriCorps, and the Student Conservation Association.  Grecia led under-represented youth on environmental projects, including an archaeological survey of the Organ Mountain-Desert Peaks when it was being considered for designation as a National Monument.  She has lived and worked in many wild places from Yellowstone National Park to Denali National Park, “but southern New Mexico with its beautiful sunsets and enchanted spirit will always be home.”  Grecia earned a Bachelor of Science in Geography and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from New Mexico State University.  One of her professional goals is to one day be the superintendent of a National Park – and we’re betting on it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


    • Lois Manno

      Lois Manno
      Membership & Grants Manager

      Living more than 30 years in New Mexico has given Lois Manno a great depth of appreciation for this state and its wild country. She is pleased to help promote wildlands protection. Lois has a background in nonprofit administration, with experience coordinating programs and membership for groups including the Forest Stewards Guild, 1000 Friends of New Mexico, and the National Parks Conservation Association. She is a cave enthusiast and has volunteered as a project caver for Carlsbad Caverns National Park and other land management agencies for over 20 years.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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      Bernie Tibbetts
      Santa Fe Community Organizer

      Bernard Tibbetts is a New Mexico native. He was born in Albuquerque, grew up in Raton and now resides in Santa Fe, NM. He obtained his bachelor's degree in business with a concentration in information technology at the University of New Mexico. His connection to the outdoors and to wilderness is what keeps Bernard centered in a high-tech world. And it is what fuels his passion to help others seek this awareness. As an outdoor educator, he organizes, promotes and leads treks to inspiring wilderness places in New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona and Utah. Bernie focuses his time on the Santa Fe National Forest, leading various monitoring, restoration and stewardship activities.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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      Kerry Renshaw
      Administrative Assistant

      As a resident since 1979, Kerry has developed a love for the mountains and deserts of New Mexico. She has been to every corner of the state, and particularly likes to visit the Gila Wilderness, Ojito Wilderness and the Jemez area. As a former public school teacher, she brings her organizational skills to the task of protecting and enhancing New Mexico’s wilderness areas. E-mail Kerry>>.
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    The New Mexico Wilderness Alliance is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) grassroots organization dedicated to the protection, restoration, and continued enjoyment of Read More
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    Mark AllisonExecutive Director Mark came to New Mexico Wild with 20 years of professional experience working with non-profit agencies in Read More
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    Jim Baca, Albuquerque, NM Jim is the former two-term mayor of the City of Albuquerque and is one of the Read More
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    Conservation Partners Amigos Bravos www.amigosbravos.org Coalition for Otero Mesa www.oteromesa.org Dona Ana County Wilderness Coalition www.donaanawild.org Gila Conservation Coalition www.gilaconservation.org Read More
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