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SWAIA Staff


Dallin Maybee JD

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(Northern Arapaho/Seneca)
Chief Operating Officer

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

Charlene Porsild PhD

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Chief Development Officer

Charlene joined SWAIA as Chief Business Development Officer in the summer of 2013. A native of Canada's Yukon, she brings nearly two decades of fundraising and administrative experience in the cultural and higher education sectors. An award winning historian and former Fulbright Scholar, Charlene has taught and administered programs at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, and University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the Montana Historical Society and the University of New Mexico. Across her career she has raised of $10 Million dollars for the institutions in which she has served and brings a passions for the history and cultures of the North American West.
Email: cporsild@swaia.org

Mary Charlotte Grayson

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(Cherokee)
Volunteer Coordinator/Artist Services

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

Marina Ybarra

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Membership Associate/Events Coordinator

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

John Paul Rangel PhD

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(Apache/Navajo/Spanish-Mestizo)
Director of Public Relations & Marketing

John Paul is a Native scholar, writer and artist/designer. He returns to this position after obtaining his PhD in Education at the University of New Mexico. John Paul brings eighteen years of industry experience to SWAIA. His experience reflects years of service and commitment to Native arts, culture, and education. In addition to working with SWAIA, Dr. Rangel has also worked with the Native American Studies department at the University of New Mexico, The Institute for American Indian Research at UNM, the Alfonso Ortiz Center for Intercultural Studies at UNM, as well as the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Since 2000, he has been the owner and creative director for his own small design and marketing business in Santa Fe. John Paul is passionate about Indigenous arts, focusing on local but thinking global, and he is dedicated in continuing to develop long-term and sustainable relations with Native artists, organizations and communities.
Email: jprangel@swaia.org

Henry Brown Wolf III

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(Santo Domingo Pueblo/Lakota)
IM Logistics Coordinator

Henry has worked at SWAIA for the past 3 summers in logistics. 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

Arlene Kinart

(Taos Pueblo)
Finance / Bookkeeper

A graduate of IAIA's Museum Studies Program, Arlene has over ten years of nonprofit finance and bookkeeping experience. She joined the SWAIA team in the summer of 2014. A member of Taos Pueblo, Arlene has called Santa Fe home for more than twenty years.

Megan Orr

Administrative Assistant
(Cherokee/Choctaw descent)

A native of Missouri, Megan joined the SWAIA team as an Indian Market zone manager. She rejoined the team in the fall of 2014 as the administrative assistant while pursuing her Master's of Counseling at Southwestern College in Santa Fe. Megan brings over twenty years of professional experience to the customer service side of SWAIA.