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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

Marketing Projects Coordinator

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Rima Krisst

Rima brings to SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market a broad range of experience in the areas of public relations, communications, marketing, fundraising, community outreach, and Indian Affairs policy. Her background includes work at the New the Eight Northern Indian Pueblos Council, the Santa Fe 400th Anniversary Project, the Santa Fe Bandstand summer music festival, the Mexico Indian Affairs Department, and the LA County Museum of Art. She has is an avid traveler of the Southwest, and also a freelance writer and photographer.

Passionate about documenting the living arts and contemporary life in New Mexico, she is one of the official photographers for the Ohkay Owingeh (formerly San Juan Pueblo) tribal archive. Among her academic credits, her photographs will be featured in a book she is co-authoring with Pueblo scholar Dr. Matthew Martinez, titled Ohkay Owingeh, Place of the Strong People: Celebrations of the Seasons. Rima has a Bachelors degree in Finance/Economics from the University of Connecticut, home of the UCONN Huskies.

She is particularly interested in the opportunities for economic development encompassed cultural entrepreneurship, and successfully linking consumers with fine artists, designers, and craftspersons through innovative outreach and marketing initiatives.
Email: rima@swaia.org

Artist Services

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Mary Charlotte Grayson
(Cherokee)

Mary Charlotte Grayson has worked in the Tribal Museum and Native Arts field for over five years. While her professional experience ranges from art show management to exhibition design and interpretive planning, she has served as the Collections Manager for the Cherokee National Museum and Cultural Center an also working for Cherokee Nation Business Cultural Tourism Department in marketing and PR.

While earning her masters she focused her research on Tribal Historic Preservation and Cultural Resource Management; exploring and documenting significant historical tribal sites. Mary Charlotte is an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma and has lived in Santa Fe for two years. Mary holds a Bachelors of Science in Sociology from Fort Lewis College and a Master in Human and Cultural Relations (M.H.R) from the University of Oklahoma.
Email: mgrayson@swaia.org

Membership/Volunteer Coordinator

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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.
Email: mybarra@swaia.org

Indian Market Logistics Coordinator

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Henry Brown Wolf III
(Kewa/Lakota)

Henry has worked at SWAIA for the past 4 summers in logistics; 3 years as a Zone Manager and 2014 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

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

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.
Email: edelrio@swaia.org

Intern

Terrance Clifford (Lakota)
Email: tclifford@swaia.org

Artist Services Intern

Allison Johnson (Navajo)
Email: ajohnson@swaia.org

Barricade Crew/Zone Managers Manager

Oliver Knudsen
Email: oknudsen@swaia.org

Convention Center Zone Manager

Tammie Touchine (Diné)
Email: ttouchine@swaia.org

IM Edge/Artisan Show Zone Manager

Elizabeth Charley (Laguna Pueblo)
Email: echarley@swaia.org

Merchandise Zone Manager

Stevenson Black (Hopi/Havasupai)
Email: sblack@swaia.org

Signage Zone Manager

Logan BlueJacket (Eastern Shawnee)
Email: lbluejacket@swaia.org