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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

Artist Services Manager

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Ann-erika White Bird
(Sicangu Lakota)

Ann-erika White Bird is an enrolled member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe in South Dakota. In January 2016, she relocated to New Mexico from the Rosebud Reservation. Ann-erika has a lifetime connection to art through her family’s work on both her mother and father’s side. Her background is working as a paralegal. She was also employed as an instructor at Sinte Gleska University and a journalist. Ann-erika graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a bachelor’s degree in English-Creative Writing. She is a published poet and an accomplished beadworker. The most important roles in her life have been that of mother, friend and advocate. She looks forward to bringing her unique background to serve the artist community within Indian Market.

Email: awhitebird@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

Volunteer Coordinator

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Celeste Stokes

Celeste Stokes is an accomplished business analyst and workshop leader. During her 5-year career at Wells Fargo she received several awards for support of diversity and inclusion and service excellence. She is a graduate of Beloit College and received an Information Management degree from the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Since moving to Santa Fe, Celeste has volunteered for both Santa Fe Indian Market and Native Treasures. She served as Volunteer Coordinator for the 2015 Santa Fe Independent Film Festival. Celeste is a supporting member of the New Mexico Green Chamber of Commerce. Celeste continues to use her business skills to promote change through creativity in order to improve the lives of others.

Celeste believes fully that Spirit filled Art will change the world.

Email: cstokes@swaia.org

Finance / Bookkeeper

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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