Kristina Fisher, President

Kristina is a lifelong Santa Fean who has been passionate about advocating for the Santa Fe Watershed since she participated in water quality monitoring along the Santa Fe River as a high school student. Since 2002, Kristina has worked at Think New Mexico, a results-oriented think tank dedicated to improving the quality of life for all New Mexicans, where she currently serves as Associate Director. In 2008, Kristina graduated first in her class from the University of New Mexico School of Law, where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Natural Resources Journal. She is now an adjunct professor at the law school. Kristina is a recipient of the national Harry S. Truman Fellowship for Leadership and Public Service and the Morris K. and Stewart L. Udall Award for Excellence in Environmental Studies. She is active in land, water, and environmental justice issues throughout New Mexico, and participates in ecological restoration service projects with organizations including the Albuquerque Wildlife Federation and the Quivira Coalition.

Janet McVickar, M.S., Secretary

Janet is an avid hiker, rafter, and outdoors-woman.   She has lived in the Santa Fe area most of her adult life, with shorter intervals in northwestern New Mexico and southeastern Utah.  Her professional life as an archaeologist (and nine years as a river guide) have allowed her to pursue a life outdoors where she is most in her element.  As an archaeologist, Janet worked for the National Park Service, private consulting companies, Department of Energy at Los Alamos, and the State of New Mexico, where she directed and participated in dozens of projects, some several years long, conducting archaeological surveys, excavations, and archaeological site documentation.  As part of Janet’s Master’s research at Northern Arizona University, she studied past environments and climate to better understand why prehistoric populations occupied areas at certain times and places and not others.  This enduring interest in the environment and climate (in association with human behavior) led Janet to the NM Climate Masters course sponsored by Santa Fe Watershed Association (SFWA) in 2012, and an active and ongoing interest in SFWA.

Michelle Henrie

Picture 1Michelle Henrie is the founder and owner of MHenrie | Land ▫ Water ▫ Law, which focuses on project development, water law, land use, real estate, energy, environmental law, and development of natural resources for projects throughout New Mexico.  Prior to opening her own firm in 2007, Michelle practiced with Rodey, Dickason, Sloan, Akin & Robb, P.A. and Brownstein, Hyatt, Farber, Schreck, P.C.  Michelle holds degrees from Vermont Law School, The University of Chicago, and Utah State University.  She is LEED AP, rated among top New Mexico lawyers in water supply litigation by Chambers USA, active NAIOP, American Water Resources Association, Pecos River Resolution Corporation, and Lambda Alpha International.

Jesse Roach, PhD

JesseRoachJesse Roach grew up in Santa Fe and after more than two decades away returned with his wife and two children in 2012 to make it home again.  Jesse has Bachelor and Master’s degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Stanford, and a Ph.D. in Hydrology and Water Resources from the University of Arizona. He works as a Hydrologist at the Santa Fe office of Tetra Tech Inc., an environmental consulting company, and is an expert on potential climate change impacts in the Rio Grande basin.  He has particular interest in the interplay between spatially and temporally variable water resources and the demand for them by human and natural systems.  He loves physical activity of most any sort, and given half a chance is likely to be found hiking, biking, golfing, skiing, or playing soccer somewhere in the Santa Fe River Watershed!

Kevin Flores, MBA, Treasurer

KevinFloresKevin Flores is an AVP Commercial Banker at First National Santa Fe. Kevin is a native Californian and moved to New Mexico 11 years ago.  He is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys traveling, hiking, biking and snowboarding.  He is also a board member of the Santa Fe Botanical Garden, New Mexico Center for Therapeutic Riding, and is actively involved with the Santa Fe Rotary Club and the Santa Fe Adaptive Ski and Snowboard Program.  He previously served as a board member of the Rocky Mountain Youth Corps while working in Taos, NM.

Kevin has an MBA with a Finance concentration from the University of New Mexico, Anderson School of Management and a BS from the University of California, Santa Barbara.  He lives in Santa Fe with his wife, daughter and their two Labrador Retrievers.

Stephen Wiman, PhD

StephenWimanStephen is a geologist with an M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Colorado. He has owned Good Water Company for 10 years. His former career was oil and gas exploration, both domestic and international. He writes a monthly column, OUR WATER QUALITY, for the Home Real Estate Guide in the Santa Fe New Mexican and he serves on the City of Santa Fe’s Water Conservation Committee.

His interests include water chemistry, the regional distribution of health-risk water contaminants and the application and development of water-conserving treatment solutions for which contaminant removal can be documented by independent lab testing. He has worked collaboratively with LANL water specialists on multiple water projects and participated in regional water testing programs with the City of Santa Fe, Santa Fe County and the NM Environment Department. Good Water Company provides treatment for clients on municipal water supplies and wells, residential and commercial, and specializes in treating problem well water with multiple contaminants. The company also supports numerous causes and events in the Santa Fe community. Stephen has a passion for water conservation and an ever-increasing concern about our water supply sources.

Anthony Ricketts, PhD

TonyRickettsTony is a biologist who, until 2014, pursued a 30-year career in research with the world’s largest animal health company. He grew up in the Midlands of England where his fascination with animal life and ecology began at an early age. Three years reading Zoology at the University of Oxford fed that fascination and set him on the track of original research. After training as a Research Student at the University of Cambridge and Postdoctoral Fellow at the Texas Medical Center he joined Pfizer Inc. He directed a biology lab in Connecticut discovering new veterinary medicines, and later in Michigan joined the Leadership Team for the Research Division.

Free to retire anywhere, Tony and his wife Deb chose Santa Fe for its natural beauty, great climate and the city’s many other assets. What Santa Fe has to offer comes at a price: dedicated citizens working together to enrich the city and its infrastructure and surroundings. As the west faces challenges ahead, Tony is eager to join those who value our natural environment enough to work to preserve and enhance it.

 

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