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Executive Committee

Claudette Horn


Claudette Horn, a native of Albuquerque, is an Environmental Manager at PNM Resources.  She has more than 20 years of experience in environmental management and regulatory compliance for electric and…

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Alan Overton

Vice Chair

Alan has 30-years of commercial banking experience and worked with property owners in Southwest Colorado on banking solutions involving conservation easements.  After 12-years in Durango, Alan and his family moved…

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David Dunmar


David Dunmar grew up in Santa Fe where he has resided for nearly 50 years. Currently, he is a Realtor with Barker Realty dealing in both commercial and residential real…

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Judith Novotny Suiter


Judith is owner and President of Zephyr Design, Inc., an environmental consulting and planning firm based in Albuquerque, NM since 1988.  Judith’s firm specializes in National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)-related…

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Board of Directors

Dale Armstrong

Dale Armstrong was born and raised on a ranch in Quemado, NM. While attending San Juan College, he worked in a plumbing shop. Over the past 25 years, he has…

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Cullen Hallmark

Cullen is an attorney with Sommer, Udall, Sutin, Hardwick & Hyatt, P.C. in Santa Fe..  He is an experienced cyclist, backpacker, river runner, cross-country skier, and gardener.  He has been…

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Lawrence Rael

Lawrence’s roots run deep in New Mexico.  He is a native New Mexican who grew up in the small town of Sile, NM with his six siblings.  Lawrence has had…

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DL Sanders

DL Sanders has practiced water law in the state and federal courts of New Mexico since 1990. He is a member of bar for the United States 10th Circuit Court…

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Walter Stern

Walter Stern is a shareholder of Modrall Sperling law firm. He brings more than 35 years of experience providing representation, advice and counsel to businesses and individuals in their dealings…

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Board Advisors

Dr. Anthony (Tony) Benson

Tony is a founding member and former Chair of the Board of Directors.  He is a retired geologist and was formerly the Vice-President of Exploration for the Amoco Corporation. He…

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Sid Goodloe

For 55 years, Sid Goodloe has been owner-operator of the Carrizo Valley Ranch, 16 miles north of Capitan, New Mexico. But Mr. Goodloe’s interests range far beyond his own ranch.…

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John F. McCarthy, Jr.

John F. McCarthy, Jr., a native of Taos, is an attorney practicing with the firm of Cuddy & McCarthy, LLP, in Santa Fe, with primary emphasis in the area of…

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Elizabeth Richardson

Elizabeth worked for Colorado Open Lands, a statewide land trust, for 10 years and served on the Board of the Colorado Coalition of Land Trusts for 12. In these positions,…

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Dr. Jack Wright

Jack has been Professor of Geography at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces since 1990. He served on the NMLC Board of Directors from 2002 to 2012, and was…

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