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.

Kelly Byram, MS, MBA - Treasurer

 

Kelly Byram, MS, MBA - Treasurer

Kelly Byram, MS, MBA, ELS (Treasurer). Kelly is CEO of Duke City Consulting, LLC and a biomedical research funding and strategy consultant specializing in rare disease and orphan drug research and development. While in college at Indiana University, Kelly became involved in environmental causes, eventually earning a master’s degree in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation at the University of Florida. Kelly is the author of several articles on amphibian conservation. She enjoys the camping and outdoor adventures of the American West.

In addition to her finance background from her consulting work and managing her own small business, Kelly has an MBA from the University of New Mexico and was a private client financial consultant early in her career. Currently, in addition to serving as Leopold Writing Program Treasurer, Kelly is Director-at-large for New Mexico for the American Medical Writer’s Association Southwest Chapter and serves on the General Board at the Albuquerque Academy.

 

Jeff Pappas, Ph.D. - Board Member

 

Jeff Pappas, Ph.D. - Board Member

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.