Stockton Colt - Chair
Stock joined the SWAIA Board of Directors after serving the organization as a volunteer for over seven years. He brings to SWAIA over 20 years of consulting experience with Towers Watson, a global professional services firm, including several years managing its international Sales and Marketing Consulting Practice. An accomplished classroom presenter for WorldatWork, a professional association serving Human Resource executives, he has also developed coursework for them. Stock speaks frequently to industry and professional groups and conceived and edited a best-selling business text. In addition, New Mexico's Governor appointed him to an oversight Board that deals with the efficacy of search and rescue activity in the state. Stock holds a MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management and an undergraduate degree from Auburn University in liberal arts.
Stephen Wall - Vice Chair
(Minnesota Chippewa)Stephen Wall was born in Roswell, New Mexico and was raised on and near the Mescalero Apache Indian Reservation in southern New Mexico. After graduating high school he attended Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. Upon completing his B.A. in Anthropology, Stephen attended law school at the University of New Mexico and graduated in 1975. Stephen has worked with the American Indian Law Center as research analyst, worked with the Albuquerque Area Indian Health Board as a community development specialist and served as Behavioral Health Coordinator for the Tohono O'odham Health Department in Sells Arizona. In Mescalero, New Mexico, he served for 11 years in the Mescalero Apache Tribal Court as the Prosecutor and Chief Judge. In May of 2006, Stephen was appointed Department Chair for the Indigenous Liberal Studies Program at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Stephen is also an award winning artist whose work focuses on sculpture and jewelry.
Stephanie Pho-Poe Kiger - Secretary
(Santa Clara Pueblo)
Stephanie P. Kiger (Santa Clara) is an Attorney-Advisor for the U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of the Solicitor, Southwest Region. She works mainly on Indian law issues. Prior to working for the U.S. Department of the Interior, Stephanie was Deputy Legal Counsel for New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson. She has a B.A. from The American University in Washington, DC, a M.A. in American Indian Studies from the University of Arizona, and a J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law in Seattle.
Jenny Auger Maw
Jenny Auger Maw returns to the SWAIA Board with a wealth of corporate and non-profit experience. A native of England, Jenny has lived in Santa Fe for over ten years. A former healthcare executive, Jenny held the position of Senior Vice President, Organization Development with Hillcrest Healthcare System in Tulsa, OK. Jenny holds a Doctor of Education degree from Oklahoma State University. She earned her B.S. and M.A. degrees from the University of Tulsa. An active community volunteer, Jenny has served on local, regional, and national boards. She recently served as President of the Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra Board and was Secretary of the Santa Fe Community College Board.
Bidtah N. Becker
Bidtah Becker is an attorney with the Navajo Nation Department of Justice Water Rights Unit. She is married to Paul Spruhan and they have two beautiful children, Bahe and Tazbah.
Nocona J. Burgess
Burgess is the great-great grandson of Chief Quanah Parker, and grew up in a family where art surrounded all parts of his life. He holds an Associate of Fine Arts degree from the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma in Chickasha, OK, where he majored in studio painting and minored in Native American art history. Burgess is a regular participant and award winner at the Santa Fe Indian Market, Eiteljorg Indian Market and Heard Indian Fair. Other recent success includes a piece being chosen to grace the August '06 cover of the Santa Fean magazine. When not painting, he works as the Student Activities Coordinator at the Institute of American Indian Arts.
(Santa Clara Pueblo)
Susan Folwell was raised in the Santa Clara Pueblo. Coming from a family of Pueblo potters, Susan has continued her family's legacy. Susan has won multiple blue ribbons at Santa Fe Indian Market with her creative and unique pottery. In her work there is an intriguing coexistence of traditional values and contemporary experiences and observations. She studied design and fine arts photography at the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan. After college she worked as a professional photographer, before returning to New Mexico and becoming a professional potter. In an interview with Southwest Art Susan says, "The intriguing secret about clay and the heart is that they are always in control. Time and space become irrelevant. Everything I have ever learned, experienced, held, or let go of becomes instinct. Every lover, friend, enemy, ancestor, or emotion culminates for a moment in time to be laid out for all the world to see--coil by coil, breath by breath. I bend the coils and shape the pot, and I know the clay is doing the same to me."
Roger Fragua is currently the President of Cota Holdings, LLC, whose primary mission is to support Tribal communities and economic development in the energy and telecommunication sectors. Roger has also worked with the Western Governors' Association and the National Tribal Environment Council on State and Tribal relations as it relates to environmental issues. Roger has dedicated his professional career to the advancement and development of American Indian communities and has served as the Deputy Director of the Council of Energy Resource Tribes, based in Denver, Colorado, and the manager for Enron Corporation (Houston). Ultimately, Roger's commitment to Indian Country can be attributed to the position he held as his own Pueblo's Tribal Administrator. Roger states, "I hope to represent a breath of fresh air and challenge the status-quo and stretch the board, as a body, to reach further into the future and recognize that Indian arts and artisans take many different shapes than what the "conventional" understandings are. Roger's wide-ranging business experience and contacts throughout Indian Country will surely benefit SWAIA.
Jenny has been the Chairwoman of the Board of Directors for Corporacio de la Fonda since 2007. Jenny practiced business and real estate law for most of her professional life and then retired from the practice of law to run ECMC Foundation, an educational non-profit foundation. She has served on various boards and committees in Santa Fe such as: Habitat for Humanity, St. Vincent's Hospital, Santa Fe Community College Foundation, Buckaroo Ball, and United Way. Ms. Kimball currently serves on the board of Cornerstones Community Partnerships. Originally from Dallas, Texas, where she earned her B.A., B.S., and her J.D. at SMU, she made her home in Santa Fe in 1989.
Charles S. King has King Galleries of Scottsdale. He has been a pottery judge at Santa Fe Indian Market and the Heard Museum Indian Market and Fair. He has written articles on pottery for American Indian Art and Native Peoples magazine. His first book, "Born of Fire: The Life and Pottery of Margaret Tafoya" was published in 2008 and he is currently working on his second book about potter Tony Da.
(Seneca, Northern Arapaho)
Dallin Maybee was raised on the Cattaragus Indian Reservation in Western New York and the Wind River Indian Reservation in central Wyoming. Dallin is renown for his ledger art and his children's books on ledger paper, one of which won Best of Show at Santa Fe Indian Market. Dallin is also an accomplished dancer/choreographer. His art has taken him all over the world including China, Mongolia, South Korea, Qatar, most of Europe, Mexico, and South America. Dallin has a BA in Philosophy, an MFA from UCLA, and he is currently a law student attending the Sandra Day O'Conner College of Law at Arizona State University with an emphasis in Federal Indian Law and economic development.
L. Stephine Poston
Stephine Poston is the President and CEO of Poston & Associates, LLC, headquartered on Sandia Pueblo Indian Reservation, New Mexico. Stephine has a Master of Arts in organizational management and over fifteen years experience in public and community relations at the tribal, federal, state and local levels. She has worked extensively on legislative issues at the tribal, federal, state and local levels ranging from preparing and delivering testimony to lobbying. In addition, Stephine has facilitated community and strategic sessions and led numerous public relations campaigns in areas such as renewable energy, benefits of Indian gaming and the protection of sacred sites. Prior to starting her own company, Stephine worked for her tribe, Sandia Pueblo for eleven years in various capacities. She was the director of health, safety and education, creating some of the most innovative programs in Indian Country. She also was the Pueblo's first Public Affairs Director shaping the image of the tribe in one of its most significant growth periods.
Pat Pruitt resides on the Laguna Pueblo Reservation in the village of Paguate. He started making jewelry 20 years ago when he studied under a local silversmith, Greg Lewis. Pat worked with traditional materials (silver, copper) and learned traditional repose techniques, which gave him a firm foundation in jewelry fabrication and general craftsmanship. Several years later, Pat learned a different view on silverwork and aesthetics of jewelry design from Charlie Bird, an esteemed jeweler from Paguate. After acquiring these skills, in addition to those he learned during is studies as a Mechanical Engineer at Southern Methodist University, Pat opened his current business, Custom Steel. Pat is a talented artist who combines modern technology and software with traditional influence and design - his perspective and understandings as an artist will significantly benefit the board.