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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.


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 and Volunteer Coordinator

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Tammie Touchine

Tammie Rae Touchine is an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation, from Iyanbito, NM. She is Ts’ah yisk’idnii (the Sagebrush Hill clan), born for Bit’ahnii (Folded Arms People clan). Her maternal grandparents are Kiyaa’aanii (Towering House Clan) and her paternal grandparents are Naasht’ezhi Dine’e (Zuni Clan). She has been involved in planning events for organizations that serve Native Americans for the past 8 years. She also has a background working as a Concierge within fine hotels for 10 plus years. She’s lived most of her adult life in Phoenix, AZ where she obtained her degree in Sociology and American Indian Studies at Arizona State University.
Tammie is currently pursuing a Master’s degree at Arizona State University in Business Management with an emphasis in non-profit management. She plans to be Director of her own non-profit organization one day. On her own time Tammie loves spending time with her 3 children, Raven, Imani and Adan. Tammie also plays basketball, likes to read, and loves making art.


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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Brenda Pearson

Brenda was raised on a dairy and agriculture farm in central North Dakota. She enlisted in the U.S. Air Force after High School, where she served four years as a Law Enforcement Officer. Brenda has lived in Los Angeles and New York City, and now calls Santa Fe her home, where she enjoys hiking and exploring the scenic beauty and historical sites of New Mexico. Brenda has a diverse background in safety and security, non-profit, banking, and administrative work, and is excited to contribute her talents to the success of SWAIA.