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SWAIA Staff


Chief Operating Officer

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Dallin Maybee JD
(Northern Arapaho/Seneca)

Dallin was raised on the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation in Western New York, home of the Seneca Nation of Indians. Dallin comes from a long-line of well-known beadworkers including Bob Spoonhunter, Agnes Logan, and Rebecca Maldonado; and his brother Ken Williams Jr. is also a renowned contemporary beadworker.

In addition to being an award-winning artist, international performer and lecturer, Dallin has a Juris Doctorate from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at ASU. Dallin’s work is in several public and private collections worldwide including the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. He does this with the support of his wife, Naomi Maybee–an attorney, beadworker, and dancer.

Dallin is the father to two beautiful girls, Persephone Singing Water Maybee and Penelope Ojis’ dondah’seh Maybee as well as a talented son, Sage Graystorm Maybee.

Email: dallin.m@swaia.org

Chief Development Officer

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John Jones, Esq.

John D. Jones was named Co-director and Chief Development Officer of SWAIA in July, 2015 after a nationwide search. Trained as a lawyer and marketer, Jones has held positions with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Opera Memphis, the State University of New York at Purchase - and he even spent a summer working with the Santa Fe Opera. A native of Memphis, Tennessee, he received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Memphis and his law degree from the University of Mississippi.

John relocated to Santa Fe from Birmingham, Alabama where he served as the General Director of Opera Birmingham for the past fifteen years. Under his leadership, Opera Birmingham was able to purchase its first permanent home, increased its individual giving by over 400% and successfully launched an endowment and planned giving campaign. “John’s expertise in non-profit arts management and his successful track record as a fundraiser made him an obvious candidate for the position,” said Chief Operating Officer Dallin Maybee.

A longtime visitor to Santa Fe over the past twenty years, John is thrilled to be living here permanently. “My annual visits have usually coincided with Santa Fe Indian Market which I have enjoyed attending many incredible markets.” said Jones. His first Indian Market experience was during the summer of 1987. Santa Fe Indian Market’s uniqueness in the world, the quality of the artistry, the diversity of art forms and, of course, the setting, were all factors that influenced John’s desire to work with SWAIA.

With the 2015 Market season in full swing, John assumed his duties and began the task of mapping out the organization’s short and long-term strategic financial goals. “It is never too early to begin looking to the 100 year mark,” said Jones. “SWAIA’s nearly 100-year history is a milestone of permanence and we need to ensure the organization’s strength for the next generation of artists.”

Email: jjones@swaia.org

Artist Services Manager

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Henry Brown Wolf III
(Kewa/Lakota)

Henry has worked at SWAIA for the past 5 summers in logistics; 3 years as a Zone Manager and 2014-2015 as Indian Market Logistics Coordinator.

Born in Eagle Butte, South Dakota but raised in New Mexico, Henry is well versed in Native events, working with the Indian Market, Gathering of Nations and at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in the recent past. He is dedicated to working with Native artists and events in the southwest.

Email: hbrownwolf@swaia.org

PR & Marketing Director

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Amanda Crocker

Amanda Crocker is a native New Mexican and a graduate of the University of New Mexico, where she obtained degrees in Anthropology and Spanish. Prior to joining SWAIA, Crocker worked as Director of Programs and Marketing at El Rancho de las Golondrinas living history museum for 11 years, coordinating ten public events per year and handling all advertising and media relations. Other non-profit experience includes six years with Cornerstones Community Partnerships in Santa Fe, a community-based historic preservation organization.

Email: acrocker@swaia.org

Membership/Volunteer Coordinator

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Tammie Touchine (Navajo)


Email: ttouchine@swaia.org

Administrative Support

Nancy Wolfe

Email: nwolfe@swaia.org

Finance / Bookkeeper

Yvonne Gillespie

Yvonne brings more than twenty years of finance experience. She has also been a volunteer for search and rescue since 2001.

Email: finance@swaia.org