Board and Staff
Steven Robinson is an architect and planning consultant with a wide range of experience working with private clients, public agencies and academic institutions. His award winning architectural designs embody and advance the aesthetics of regional architecture and community planning.
As the Principal in Steven Robinson Architects, he has designed private residences, art galleries, theaters, athletic facilities, multi-family housing, historic restorations, public parks and large scale mixed use master plans. Major projects in New Mexico include the Gerald Peters Gallery, Bartolome Sanchez Land Grant, Awakening Museum, Rio Chama Restaurant and award winning custom homes. The firm has expertise in the design of climatically responsive buildings and ecologically sustainable land use plans.
Mr. Robinson's architecture is featured in the documentary film "Energy from the Day Star". He is author of the pioneering book The Energy Efficient Home, a comprehensive guide for energy and water conservation and the use of solar, wind and wood power published by The New American Library. Mr. Robinson has taught at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and has served as a consultant to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. He has presented his work at four National Passive Solar conferences and at the International Passive and Hybrid Cooling conference.
As a community leader, Mr. Robinson is the president of the Santa Fe Railyard Community Corporation, the non-profit corporation developing the city-owned 50 acre downtown property. He was founding member of the Santa Fe Land Use Resource Center and the Neighborhood Coalition, and has served on the Board of Directors Advisory Council of 1000 Friends of New Mexico and the National Board of Advisors of Cornerstones Community Partnerships. He initiated, organized and conducted the "Forum on Growth Management" sponsored by the Thaw Charitable Trust in 1995. Mr. Robinson has been the featured public speaker at the National Preservation Conference of the National Trust Historic Preservation, the Forum on Ancient Futures for New Communities, Sustainable Communities of New Mexico and the Free Form of Santa Fe.
Mr. Robinson is a Registered Architect, certified through the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania in Liberal Arts and received a Master of Architecture from Yale University.
Donald Meyer is a lawyer and former partner, for 25 years, in charge of business and banking litigation, as well as arts and entertainment, for the New Orleans firm Shushan, Meyer, Jackson & McPherson. Most recently, Mr. Meyer served as Executive Director for the Western States Arts Federation, a regional arts organization serving twelve western states. Since his relocation to Santa Fe, he has been actively involved in arts administration, arts advocacy and community involvement in the arts. His service on various Boards and Commissions includes, SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe Youth Symphony, Santa Fe Arts Commission, Citizens Advisory Board Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico, and as President of Santa Fe Stages. Mr. Meyer has been actively involved in the development process of Railyard properties since 1994 and was elected to the SFRCC Board in 1998.
Ellen Bradbury is the Director/Founder of Recursos de Santa Fe, a non-profit designed to stimulate an active intellectual and artistic exchange of ideas and to bridge the gap between academe and popular audiences. Ms. Bradbury has also been involved with the Santa Fe Festival of the Arts, Director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Consultant to Regis Collection of Contemporary 20th Century American Art in Minneapolis, Guest Curator with Manos de Mexico in St. Paul, Curator of Primitive Arts at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and Registrar and Curator of Pre-Columbian Art in Minneapolis.
Ms. Bradbury received her B.A. from the University of New Mexico as well as her M.A. continuing with Advanced Graduate Study in the Ph. D. program in American Art at UNM. She also attended Yale from 1967-1968.
She grew up in Los Alamos where her father worked on the Manhattan Project.
Lleta Scoggins has been working in the field of commercial real estate since 1983. Before moving to Santa Fe in 2001, she was with Rosewood Corp. in Dallas. She joined the Santa Fe Railyard Community Corp. in 2003 as their Executive Director and retired from the Railyard in 2005. Her real estate background includes asset management, development and construction in addition to work on environmentally compromised sites.
In Dallas Mrs. Scoggins served on the Board of Shared Housing, a non-profit organization whose mission was to provide housing for the homeless and near homeless. She was involved with the development of the Morton H. Myerson Symphony Center in Dallas and helped to bring the Orchestra of New Spain to Santa Fe. She served as President of the Santa Fe Rotary Club in 2008-2009 and continues her involvement in the community.
David Vlaming has been a Santa Fe resident for the past 40 years. Formerly the President and CEO of First Interstate Bank of New Mexico, Mr. Vlaming has over 35 years of banking experience. He is the former Director and President of United Way of Santa Fe and Santa Fe Economic Development, and has served as Director on two affordable housing projects for the Santa Fe Community Housing Trust and Tierra Contenta. Additional Santa Fe community involvement includes service with Santa Fe Habitat for Humanity and ATC Charter School. Mr. Vlaming was elected to the SFRCC Board in April 2002.
Chris Calvert was born in San Antonio, Texas in 1948. He graduated from Alamo Heights High School in 1966. He then attended the Air Force Academy in Colorado. Upon graduating he completed pilot training and became a C-141 pilot during the Vietnam War. Chris left the Air Force in 1975 and enrolled in the Conservation of Natural Resources Program at U.C. Berkeley. After receiving his second Bachelor’s degree, Chris went to Sacramento and worked as an intern for a California State assemblyman. Chris then returned to the U.C. Berkeley Graduate School of Public Policy, where he earned a master’s Degree in 1979. Chris worked for eight years for Blue Cross of California, followed by a career with the U.S. Postal service as a letter carrier. During this time Chris served in numerous civic capacities including planning commissioner, code enforcement commissioner, president of neighborhood associations, Democratic ward vice-chairperson, and a water conservation committee. In 2006 Chris was elected to the Santa Fe City Council where he served for two terms until 2014. Chris also retired from the US Postal Service in 2014.
Gilbert Delgado, Ph. D is a consultant on special education and former Superintendent at the New Mexico School for the Deaf. He began his career as an educator for the deaf in 1952 and has contributed to the field of education of the deaf as an administrator and published scholar. His previous teaching appointments include professorships at Santa Fe Community College, New Mexico State University, and Gallaudet University. Mr. Delgado has also served on the College of Santa Fe Board of Trustees and is a member of the National Association of the Deaf. He is a member of the Delgado family, which is now in its 10th generation in New Mexico, and is the brother of Larry Delgado, former Mayor of Santa Fe. Mr. Delgado was elected to the SFRCC Board in April 2002.
David Dunmar grew up in Santa Fe where he has now resided for the past 40 years. He received a degree inInternational Economic from New Mex. State University and works for a local bank as Loan Department Manager. He is married to Anita, and has two sons, Thaddeus and Kameron, who are twenty-four and six years old.
Robert Dunn is the President and founder of Robert Dunn Real Estate, Inc. His experience in the Santa Fe real estate market spans over 25 years. He served as President of the Santa Fe Association of Realtors in 1995, and in 1999 was President of the Realtors Association of New Mexico. He was a member of The National Association of Realtors Land Use, Property Rights, and Environment Committee. In 1989 he was named Santa Fe Association's Realtor of the Year. On the state level, he is currently active on the Legislative and Budget Committees, and has previously served as Legal Affairs Committee chair and Strategic Planning chair.
Robert Dunn's community involvement includes seven years serving on the Board of La Nueva Vida, he was Realtor Liaison for United Way, sponsor for The Jimmy Huega Snow Express for Multiple Sclerosis, and is a member of The Rotary Club of Santa Fe.
In 2003 he was appointed by Governor Richardson to the New Mexico Real Estate Commission and is currently its President. Mr. Dunn was appointed to the SFRCC Board in April 2002.
Ouida MacGregor ‘s career primarily focused on urban, regional and environmental planning. In the 1970’s , she was actively involved in the successful preservation of the Rio Grande Bosque and Sandia Mountains. Executive Director for Growth Policy Association, she coordinated Master Planning for City of Tacoma, WA, Pierce County and Port of Tacoma. As chairman of the Santa Fe Planning Commission and subsequent member of the City Council, she was instrumental in drafting the Original Trails and Escarpment Plans, the Master Plan of 1994, and creation of Tierra Contenta. Other experiences include teaching, construction management, 20 years as a business owner with husband Thom Allen. She has a BA from Carleton College, M Architecture –UNM, MA & PhD from Pacifica Graduate Institute.
Ron Pacheco has a total of twenty-one years of local government service working for the City of Santa Fe for seventeen years and four years of service for Santa Fe County. For the Past Three years he has been the Director-of the Santa Fe County Division of Senior Services. Prior to working at Santa Fe County, he was the Affordable Housing Administrator for the City of Santa Fe for two years and the Deputy Director of the Santa Fe County Public Housing Office for one year.
In the fifteen years prior to working as an affordable housing administrator at the City of Santa Fe he held three positions at the Division of Senior Services. He began his career in government in the summer of 1991 when he was hired as the Inventory Specialist for the Senior Nutrition Program. He was then promoted to the Safe-Kids Safe Seniors Program Coordinator where he was able to promote health and safety programs for seniors and children thereby working inter-generationally. His final five years in the City of Santa Fe Senior Program were in the capacity as the Senior Olympics Program Administrator.
Santa Fe Independent Film Festival Founding Director received a BA degree in English-Philosophy in 2003 from the University of New Mexico. He was born in Minneapolis in 1980, grew up in Oregon, Navajo Nation and Santa Fe, a 1998 graduate of Santa Fe High School. Jacques is the author of Albuquerque Blues 2007, and was writer and director of the 2009 feature film, "Rejection".
Jennifer (Jenny) Parks, J.D.
CEO, LANL Foundation
Jenny Parks is the CEO of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation (LANL Foundation). As CEO, Jenny is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the LANL Foundation’s work, managing a $4 million operating and program budget and approximately $80 million in assets that invests in early childhood and public school education and provides a large college scholarship pool for students in Northern New Mexico. Prior to leading the LANL Foundation, Jenny served for five years as President and CEO of the New Mexico Community Foundation (NMCF), supporting underserved communities, strengthening nonprofits and growing philanthropy throughout the state, with a special emphasis on rural and tribal communities. In 2012, under Jenny’s leadership, NMCF launched NewMexicoWomen.Org, a fund and initiative with a purpose to provide leadership, education and investment in organizations helping to advance opportunities for women and girls in New Mexico.
Prior to joining NMCF, Jenny served as a Project Manager for the Trust for Public Land (TPL), a national land conservation non –profit. Starting in 1999, she worked in Utah, Arizona, Texas, Colorado and New Mexico leading and completing over 30 community driven conservation projects before becoming New Mexico State Director in July 2005.
As State Director, Ms. Parks was responsible for all aspects of TPL-New Mexico’s work, including leading TPL’s effort for the completion of the design and construction of the Railyard Park and Plaza in downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico. Opening in September of 2008, the 12.5 acres of public parklands in central Santa Fe, a $14 million project, is now a hub for community activity, art and farmers markets, museums and the Santa Fe Depot.
Ms. Parks has won numerous awards for her conservation work in both Utah and New Mexico, and in 2012 won Leadership Santa Fe’s Outstanding Alumni award.
Prior to joining TPL, Ms. Parks worked for six years as a real estate attorney and for three years as a commercial real estate developer in Austin, Texas. She is a graduate of the University of Texas and the University of Texas -School of Law and lives in Santa Fe with her husband and nine year old son.
For the past 22 years, Ms. Romero has designed and facilitated numerous public involvement projects, assessed the potential for neutral conflict resolution services in diverse cases, consulted with public and private organizations on the use of alternative dispute resolution techniques, trained hundreds of persons in negotiation and mediation and public involvement skills and promoted the use of mediation and facilitation in the environmental field and other public policy arenas. She has facilitated controversial issues with various federal, state, local governments and nonprofit organizations and lead strategic planning efforts for numerous entities.
As a native New Mexican, she brings a heightened awareness of cross-cultural issues in the resolution of disputes. She is the former President of Western Network a non-profit organization that developed an extensive practice centered on conflict resolution specific to natural resource issues such as water planning and land use planning. Ms. Romero completed four years as an elected City of Santa Fe Councilor and in that capacity served on several regional boards including the Chairmanship of the North Central Regional Transit District, Santa Fe Solid Waste Management Authority, and Santa Fe Regional Planning Authority while also serving on key City of Santa Fe committees.
Ms. Romero has also served in other national leadership roles including Past President of the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) the largest ADR membership organization in the United States, former Director of the Santa Fe Community College Intercultural Leadership Program and has served on numerous nonprofit boards in leadership positions.
Devon Ross has worked as an organizational development consultant since 1985, predominantly in the education and non-profit sectors. Prior to that he had served as executive director of several non-profit organizations and professional associations on both state and national levels. In the field of education, he has been a teacher, program director and adjunct lecturer.
With an undergraduate degree in architecture and studio arts, he has carried on an architectural avocation for the past thirty- five years including several years as the owner of a design/build firm in the residential market. Throughout that same period of time he has been involved in the fine arts as a sculptor, largely by commission although exhibiting on occasion, most recently in Santa Fe. He is currently acting executive director of an emerging non-profit known as Pro-Youth Incorporated. This organization will be initiating and assisting numerous programs on behalf of youth at risk. Mr. Ross was elected to the SFRCC Board in February 2004.
Patrick Varela is a native 5th generation Santa Fean. His mother is Antonia “Toni” Ortiz a 4th generation SantaFean and his Father was Celestino Varela Jr. a native from Pecos New Mexico a World War II veteran who passed away in 1998. Patrick received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Colorado Technical University and also belongs to the Sigma Beta Delta honors society in Business.
He has worked in both private and governmental sectors where he got the opportunity to master different skillsand the opportunity to meet many people and got the interest to serve my community in a positive manner.
His roots are very deep in the city of Santa Fe and its history and he belongs to a family who is active in helping to preserve Santa Fe’s diverse culture. He recently served on the Santa Fe 400th Anniversary Board where he was active and responsible for bringing the Mayor from our sister city Santa Fe de la Vega Spain to Santa Fe New Mexico, where exact copies of the Capitulaciones (documents granting Columbus permission to find a new trade route to India) were presented to Santa Fe.
Attorney to the Board
Tony Sawtell is a partner with Sawtell, Wirth & Biedscheid, P.C., based in Santa Fe. He received a B.A. from Stanford University and a J.D., cum laude, from the University of New Mexico School of Law. He is a member of the First Judicial District Bar Association, the American Bar Association (Member of the Section on Real Property, Trust and Estate Law); and the State Bar of New Mexico (Member of the Sections on Real Property, Probate and Trust; Business Law) and the Order of the Coif.
Richard Czoski has over 32 years’ experience in all aspects of commercial real estate including asset, property and project management. He has negotiated over 3 million square feet of leases and managed portfolios as large as 4 million SF with properties located across the US.
In addition to his real estate experience, Richard has managed several major construction projects. After graduating from the University of Colorado, he spent eight years in the engineering and construction industry in Southeast Asia, Saudi Arabia and the western US. He has worked for major firms such as Fluor Corp, Jones Lang LaSalle and Brookfield Properties.
Richard has been involved in the Santa Fe Railyard since 2004 and has been the Executive Director of SFRCC since 2005. He oversaw the development and entitlement of the Railyard’s $14 million infrastructure project and negotiated most of the 42 ground leases. He is actively involved in the entitlement of the individual buildings and obtained City of Santa Fe approval of 12 amendments to the Railyard Master Plan.
Events & Marketing Director
Sandra Brice joined the organization in 2008 prior to the Grand Opening of the Railyard project. After a 20 year career in the television production business, Ms. Brice joined the non-profit world. Her experience with multi-media projects as well as marketing, business and arts environments led to her position as Executive Director of the Culver City Downtown Business District, a revitalized historical downtown within the greater Los Angeles area. While there, she created the district’s marketing plan, represented local businesses with City government and produced and supported public events creating synergies between restaurants, theatres, and art galleries. She is thrilled to be able to provide similar services for the Santa Fe Railyard and to help facilitate its development into the new gathering place for all of Santa Fe’s citizens and its visitors.
Anita Martinez has been a New Mexico resident for over 50 years and continues to appreciate all that our beautiful state has to offer. Anita has extraordinary organizational skills which she has brought to every job she has held.
She graduated from the University of New Mexico in 1978. From 1979-1983 she was the Office Manager for Lanphere Court Reporting and from 1983-1985 she was the Administrative Assistant to Owen Leach of Leach Research.
In 1985 she began her employment as Office Manager with Phase One Realty, Inc., a commercial real estate company. During her employment with Phase One she acquired her real estate license and a wide understanding of the commercial real estate market. She retired from Phase One Realty after 28 years in January of 2014. Anita now holds a Qualifying Broker’s license. Since February of 2014, she has worked part time at dRoberts Realty, LLC.
Anita has worked part-time at SFRCC since August of 2010 and brings a wealth of experience to the staff.
Scott Harrison graduated from James Madison University with a B.S. in Psychology in 1987. In Washington, DC he worked as an analyst for Hay Systems, Inc. performing manpower/personnel/training analysis on emerging systems for the Army and Air Force. He also worked as an administrative assistant for the American Association for Family and Consumer Sciences.
In New York City, he worked as an Office Manager for CyberDialogue, an internet database marketing company, and as a Business Development Associate for Ontrac Communications. With Ontrac, he worked closely with European Economic Development agencies to target U.S. companies with plans to expand overseas.
Scott lives with his wife Lisa in Santa Fe. He serves as an instructor with Resolve (Formerly Impact Personal Safety), a non-profit that prevents violence by building skills and inspiring individuals to be agents of personal, community & cultural change. He is also founder and Artistic Director of Ironweed Productions, a theater company based in Santa Fe since 2004.