Anthony Anella - Founder & President

 

Anthony Anella - Founder & President

Born and raised in Albuquerque, Anthony Anella is a conservationist, an architect, and a writer. His most satisfying professional accomplishment is the protection from development of 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 2005-2010 he served on the board of the New Mexico Land Conservancy. In 2009 he co-chaired the Aldo Leopold Centennial Celebration.  From 2010-2015 he served on the national board of the Aldo Leopold Foundation. 

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.

Dara Johnson - Board Member

 
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Dara Johnson - Board Member

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.

Richard Rubin, M.D. - Board Member

 

Richard Rubin, M.D. - Board Member

After home immersion in gardens, early ecology wisdom exposures, and Princeton University studies of literature and biology, Richard has returned from a medical research and teaching career to practices of environmental nurture and cultural education. He is currently Steward of the native gardens and Board Vice-President at Millicent Rogers Museum in Taos, Steward of the native garden at Mi Casita in Tres Piedras, NM, and Board member of the Leopold Writing Program, and twice participant in the New Mexico Lama Foundation Contemplative Environmental Practice Retreat.

David Stuart, Ph.D. - Board Member

 

David Stuart, Ph.D. - Board Member

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.

James Burbank - Board Member

 
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James Burbank - Board Member

Photographer writer, and poet James Burbank has written over 200 articles appearing in national and regional press. He is the author of Vanishing Lobo: The Mexican Wolf in the Southwest and most recently the OxBow Poems, poems, essays and photographs focused on the Rio Grande. He taught for many years in the of New Mexico’s English Dept. where he served as Director of the Professional Writing Internship program and where he co-founded both the multi-year UNM Domestic Violence Conference and the Success in the Classroom Conference. He is past Vice President of UNM’s American Association of University Professors (AAUP) chapter. Now retired, he serves as PR and Program Coordinator for Journey Santa Fe, a progressive presentation and issues discussion program.