Like many people from Taos, I left our community for several years, went to college, lived and worked somewhere else. I moved back in 2011, and have sometimes worked two or three jobs at a time to make my living here. My resume reflects an educational and work background that is indicative of the challenges so many of us face here; namely, the lack of a diverse economy and the need to multitask. I take pride in being a member of the Taos working class, and being the candidate for Mayor who understands and lives our community's struggles every day.

Education

  • Taos High School Graduate, class of 2000
  • South Texas College. Psychology
  • University of Texas-Pan American. Political Science and English
  • University of New Mexico. Political Science and English

Work History

  • Penncro Associates, Inc. Operations Manager, 2002-2007.
    • Leading provider of accounts receivable services for national banks
      • Supervised over 450 employees
      • Managed $200,000,000 in monthly account billings
      • Ensured compliance with federal and state regulations
      • Created proprietary performance tracking tools
  • Student, 2007-2011
    • South Texas College - Psychology
    • University of Texas-Pan American - Political Science and English
    • University of New Mexico - Political Science and English
  • Taos Ski Valley. Lift Supervisor/Sawyer, 2011-2017.
    • Full time year-round employee.
      • Supervised lift operators in winter
      • United States Forest Service certified class-b sawyer
  • Independent Public Relations & Marketing Contractor, 2011-2016.
    • Provided content creation, placement, editing, media relations and marketing strategies for a variety of clients, including:
      • Successful District Judge Campaign for Jeff McElroy
      • Taos Alive, a substance abuse prevention coalition
      • Dawn Grainger, realtor
      • Taos Land & Film Co.
      • Ghost Phone, a feature-length film with nationwide release
  • Burger Stand @ Taos Ale House. Bartender, 2016-Present
    • Fun job, fun work environment, great place to meet people
      • Shift manager
      • hospitality expert
      • community ambassador
      • balancer of egos

Political experience

  • Community Organizer, 1995-Present
  • Student Body President, South Texas College 2008-2009
  • Campaign Volunteer, Obama for America 2008
  • Student Government Secretary, University of Texas-Pan American, 2010-2011
  • Social Media Consultant, Jeff McElroy for Judge, 2012
  • Campaign Volunteer, Obama for America 2012
  • Candidate for Taos Town Council, 2014
  • Candidate for Taos County Commission, 2014
  • Taos Town Council Member, 2016-present
  • Campaign Volunteer, Bernie Sanders for President 2016
  • Taos County Democratic Party Chair, 2017-Present