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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 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.


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.


Membership/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.


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.


Administrative Assistant

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Ben Fontaine