Anthony Anella - Founder & President

 
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Anthony Anella - Founder & President

Born and raised in Albuquerque, Anthony Anella is a conservationist, an artist, an author, and an architect.  From 2000-2003, as both designer and one of the developers, he helped protect 30,828 acres of the Montosa Ranch with a conservation easement.  This project, located near Magdalena, New Mexico, is profiled in SAVING THE RANCH: Conservation Easement Design in the American West, Island Press (2004), which he co-authored.   From 2005-2009, he served on the board of the New Mexico Land Conservancy. In 2009, he co-chaired the Aldo Leopold Centennial Celebration in New Mexico.  From 2010-2015 he served on the national board of the Aldo Leopold Foundation.  He co-authored IMAGINE A CITY THAT REMEMBERS: The Albuquerque Rephotography Project, UNM Press (2018).  In 2016, he founded the Leopold Writing Program as a New Mexico nonprofit.

John Byram - Secretary

 

John Byram - Secretary

John Byram has spent nearly thirty years in the publishing business, and he has been the director of the University of New Mexico Press since August, 2010.  While at UNM Press, John has played a key role in a wide range of university outreach programs (both on and off campus), and serves as sponsoring editor for twenty books each year.

Jennifer Chavez-Miller

 
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Jennifer Chavez-Miller

Jennifer (Jen) Chavez-Miller teaches eighth graders at South Valley Academy in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Through the humanities, she creates opportunities using literature, technology, and geography to connect students with the world through inquiry, communication, and collaboration. Jen loves that creative, critical space of presenting the challenges facing our world while instilling wonder, curiosity, adventure, and a sense of empowerment in her students so they become lifelong learners and engaged global citizens.

Steve Fox, PH.D.

 
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Steve Fox, PH.D.

Steve Fox was Program director for the NM Humanities Council, managing grants and public programs.  His MA thesis at UNM (’84) in American Studies was on the impact of Thoreau, Muir, Leopold, and Carson on U.S nature attitudes. His ’88 dissertation, Toxic Work--Women Workers at GTE-Lenkurt was published by Temple University Press. He has won awards from the NM Press Women for his memoir, Odyssey (2014), and his essays in the Taos News. He teaches Race, Class and Ethnicity at UNM-Taos and is a photographer and faculty member for SOMOS, the literary organization of Taos.

Dara Johnson

 
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Dara Johnson

Dara Johnson is currently the Director of Community and Global Citizenship at Albuquerque Academy and she teaches wilderness medicine courses for NOLS.  Before becoming immersed in community outreach work in Albuquerque, she had a long career as an outdoor and environmental educator, and was the coordinator for the 2009 Aldo Leopold Centennial Celebration.  She’s currently working to help her two young sons develop their own land ethic while rafting and exploring the southwest.

 

Jeff Pappas, Ph.D. - Treasurer

 

Jeff Pappas, Ph.D. - Treasurer

Jeff Pappas was born in Worcester, MA.  He holds degrees from Brigham Young University, Baylor University, and a Ph.D. from Arizona State University, where he studied American Indian, Environmental, and Public History.  Between 1992 and 2012, Pappas worked for the National Park Service and taught in the graduate program in public history at Colorado State University.  In 2012, he was appointed State Historic Preservation Officer by Governor Susana Martinez.  He also teaches part time in the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of New Mexico.

David Stuart, Ph.D.

 

David Stuart, Ph.D.

David Stuart is an internationally recognized anthropologist whose most cited books are Prehistoric New Mexico, Anasazi America, The Guaymas Chronicles, and the recently released Ancient People of the Pajarito Plateau. He earned his PhD in anthropology from the University of New Mexico and served many years at UNM as associate provost for academic affairs.

Dr. Stuart served as acting president of SAR and has been a lecturer at SAR and in Edinburgh, London, Mexico City, and at the Sorbonne in Paris.