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Executive Committee

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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Cullen Hallmark

Vice Chair

Cullen Hallmark is a partner with the law firm of Sommer, Udall, Hardwick & Jones, P.A. in Santa Fe. He is an experienced cyclist, backpacker, river runner, cross-country skier and…

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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 Suiter is owner and President of Zephyr Design, Inc., a planning consulting firm based in Albuquerque, NM since 1988. Judith’s firm specializes in planning and project permitting. She holds…

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Members at Large

Robert Anderson

Robert joined the board in December, 2019. A native of southeastern New Mexico, Robert graduated from Cornell University, served in the Peace Corps, and studied business at the University of…

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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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Claudette Horn

Claudette Horn, a native of Albuquerque, is the Senior Manager for Environmental Services at PNM Resources. She has 25 years of experience in environmental management, policy and regulatory compliance for…

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Gary Mendiola

Gary is a sixth-generation rancher of Bar Guitar Ranch in Picacho, NM in the beautiful Hondo Valley. His family raised sheep on the same property since the 1850s until 2002…

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DL Sanders

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

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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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Elizabeth Richardson

Elizabeth Richardson 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…

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Jack Wright

Jack Wright, recently retired, was a professor of geography at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces since 1990. He served as Chair of the NMLC Board of Directors from…

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