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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.

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."

Artist Services/Logistics

Henry Brown Wolf III

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.


Membership/Volunteer Coordinator

Marina Ybarra

Marina Ybarra is a native New Mexican, born and raised just south of Santa Fe. She has spent the past eight years working in the hospitality industry as the manager of a local bed and breakfast and special events venue.

She comes to SWAIA with many years experience in event coordinating and working with visitors to the Santa Fe area. Marina is very excited to assist with the planning of SWAIA's many events throughout the year.

Artist Services Administrative Support, Class X

Eva Del Rio
(Mexican-American, Tarahumara)

Eva Del Rio believes art is a testament to the survival of an idea, a culture and a legacy of a people. With 19+ years of customer service and 10+ years of office administration experience Eva is dedicated to serving the artists, members, Board, and attendees of the SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market organization.

Eva is a first generation US citizen born and raised in New Mexico and holds a Bachelor's Degree of Arts and Sciences, English, from the University of New Mexico in Alburquerque, NM. Eva has pursued professional arenas in which she can work to serve others garnering a culmination of skills in the non-profit sector (environmental/economic justice, youth development), legal, community media (public radio, public television), and Native-owned small business sector (operations, accounting).

Eva attributes her milestones to the loving support of her family and is currently pursuing a Master's degree. She enjoys hiking, cooking, and reading and lives with her twin sister and a houseplant in Santa Fe, NM.

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.

Artist Services Intern

Allison Johnson (Navajo)