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updated April 29, 2020

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Dr. Letitia Chambers recently retired after a long career leading public and private sector organizations. In the private sector, she founded a consulting firm, which she built over 20 years to achieve a national reputation and then sold to a large international consulting business, where she became a Managing Director. She also was CEO of a major museum. In government, she headed up the system of higher education for the state of New Mexico, was US Representative (Ambassador) to the United Nations General Assembly, and was Staff Director of two US Senate Committees. She also has served on corporate boards, particularly in the financial sector, and on numerous educational and philanthropic boards. As a long time gardener, she is delighted to serve on the SFBG Board. She first lived in Santa Fe almost 40 years ago, and she and her husband are very happy now to make Santa Fe their home. A graduate of the University of Oklahoma, she holds a doctorate from Oklahoma State University, and in 2012 was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Law from Hamilton College.

Paul Eitner grew up in Los Angeles and came to Santa Fe to attend St. John’s College, graduating in 1971.  He obtained advanced degrees in math and system engineering from the University of Michigan, Penn, and Drexel.  He worked for 37 years in the aerospace industry, for GE, Martin Marietta, and Lockheed Martin, managing large software development programs, directing R&D projects, and providing technical and program management services for Government customers.  He and his wife Denise divide their time between Santa Fe and southeast Pennsylvania, traveling back and forth with their two dogs.  Paul enjoys hiking, volunteering, gardening, and occasionally takes on math challenge competitions run by the Santa Fe Institute.  He has been a member of the Botanical Garden since 2010 and a volunteer there since the Garden opened in 2013.

Kevin Flores is Assistant Vice President and a Commercial Banker at First National Bank of Santa Fe. He and his wife, Lauren are both originally from California and they moved to New Mexico in 2003. After living in Providence, RI for 2-years, they decided to move back to Santa Fe in 2011 to start a family and now consider Santa Fe home. Kevin has a BS in Microbiology from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a MBA from the Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico. He and his wife enjoy spending time outdoors and hiking with their two dogs. Kevin also enjoys mountain biking and snowboarding.

Barcy Fox has been a long-time member, supporter and volunteer at the famed Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis before moving to Santa Fe in 2010.  She has dedicated many years to working with arts and cultural organizations. In addition to working with a variety of non-profits, Barcy has had a robust career in management consulting, marketing/communications and training with Maritz Inc., Arthur D. Little Management Consulting and Russell Reynolds Associates. Her work in the not-for-profit world includes stints with the Saint Louis Symphony, St. Louis Art Museum, Maryville University and Saint Louis University. Board memberships include Mayor’s Commission on the Arts and Humanities (St. Louis), First Street Forum Gallery, grass/roots women’s’ spirituality center, Brainbank, Inc, Tangerine Wellness and other community organizations. She is a lifelong gardener and says she is particularly excited to be in at the start of building the Museum Hill garden to complete the environments offered by the Santa Fe Botanical Garden. As a member of the SFBG Board, she is on the Governance Committee and Master Planning Committee.

Doug Glen lived and worked most of his professional life in Dallas, Texas. Doug and his wife, Teri, retired to Santa Fe five years ago. He has more than 30 years of management experience with start-ups and growth businesses. He most recently was the Senior Vice President, Corporate Development for MetroPCS (Fortune 500, a NYSE company). He was one of the founders of PageMart Wireless. He served on the Board of Directors for the Personal Communications Industry Association and as chairman of its Paging and Narrowband PCS Alliance. Doug also served on the advisory board of the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (University of Texas, Dallas), and is currently on the advisory board of Pogo Energy, LLP. In addition, he is Co-chair of the New Mexico Chapter of Stanford University’s Outreach Volunteer Alumni Link. He has degrees in Economics and Psychology from Stanford University and a MBA from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas, Austin. Doug enjoys skiing, lap swimming, hiking and golf.

Larry Good is a retired architect and planner who built a large, award-winning practice (GFF) in Dallas over 38 years. He chaired numerous boards in Dallas dealing with matters of urban design, city planning and quality of life. Larry has received three lifetime achievement awards for his depth of community service and contributions to his industry and Downtown Dallas revitalization. Barbara and Larry designed and built a new home on Museum Hill in Santa Fe in 2007, and now spend half their time in their adopted city. In addition to his interest in SFBG, he currently chairs the El Zaguan Master Plan Committee for Historic Santa Fe Foundation. The Goods are part of the investor team which purchased the historic La Fonda in 2014. Larry is a collector of rare books, Navajo textiles, Pueblo pottery and art by northern New Mexico artists. Barbara has the gift of hospitality and is the accomplished gardener. He and Barbara are avid hikers.

Libby Keefer is Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Prior to her appointments at CWRU, Libby was a Senior Vice President at a strategic communications and consulting firm in Washington, D.C. For eleven years, she served as General Counsel at Columbia University and also served as General Counsel at Teledyne, Inc., a technology-based manufacturing conglomerate headquartered in Los Angeles. A significant part of her career was spent in the public sector, including positions at the Federal Trade Commission, U.S. Department of State, and U.S. Air Force. She has served on non-profit boards including the MITRE Corporation and The Women’s Refugee Commission. She has been a ten year part-time “resident” of Santa Fe, looking forward to a full-time life in Santa Fe in the near future. Libby earned a B.A. in Political Science from Barnard College and her J.D. from George Washington University.

Kimberly Larsen has retired from legal career that involved investigating, counseling, mediating and litigating employment, real estate and business disputes nationwide. Her legal career included jury trials, appellate work, mediations and arbitrations as In-house counsel for a national real estate company. Upon retiring Kim went back to school and trained as a landscape designer and began a new career as a garden and exterior designer. Her gardens have been featured in numerous garden tours throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Since relocating to Santa Fe from San Francisco two years ago Kim became a Master Gardener and is learning to embrace our unique growing environment.

Denise Mansheim grew up in Newport, RI where she developed a life long love of gardens and gardening. She graduated from nursing school and worked as an ER nurse in Providence, RI, where she met her physician husband, Bernie. While raising three children and working part time she managed to run twelve marathons and serve on a variety of community boards including the Junior League of Gainesville, FL, Planned Parenthood of North Central Florida and WUFT (local public radio affiliate). She obtained a degree in Historic Preservation from the University of Mary Washington while living in Reston, VA. She first visited Santa Fe as a “trailing spouse” in 1992. After many return trips and a visit to the SFBG while on a month-long stay, Denise and Bernie purchased a home in Santa Fe in 2015. When not visiting their adult children, who live in San Francisco and New York city, they divide their time between Santa Fe and Charleston, SC. Denise currently serves on the External Affairs Committee of the Gibbes Museum in Charleston, and when in Santa Fe she volunteers at the Garden Visitor Center.

Amy McCombs. Bio coming soon.

Scott McIntyre grew up in Orange County, CA, when there were actually oranges there. He attended Stanford University, majoring in Communications, before heading east to begin a career in financial services in Boston. He returned to the Los Angeles area in 1989, where he managed the Communications department at American Funds; he then moved to the Sacramento area in 2004 to join Washington Mutual, just in time to witness the mortgage meltdown up close. In 2008, when Washington Mutual sold his division to Principal Financial, Scott joined a small financial planning firm in Folsom, CA, where he continues to work. In 2016, he and his family moved to Santa Fe full-time and are loving it. Scott also serves as President of the Board of EarthShare California, an environmental charity.

Andrea Meditch is an Emmy-award winning producer whose films have won Oscars; premiered at such major festivals as Sundance, Tribeca and Toronto; and enjoyed successful theatrical and broadcast runs. She regularly conducts master classes on story development, pitching a story or brand, and strategic planning for creative startups. Before founding her own production company ten years ago, Andrea was instrumental in launching Discovery.com and Discovery Films; a multimedia atlas for National Geographic; and a center for creative non-fiction storytelling at Michigan State University. Andrea is film expert for the U.S. State Department’s American Film Showcase, and has served as a juror for numerous festivals. In addition to the Botanical Garden board, where she is head of the Communications committee, she has a Mayoral appointment to the Santa Fe Film and Digital Media Commission, which is working to create a sustainable media economy in Northern New Mexico. She holds a PhD in linguistic anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin and an undergraduate degree in communications from Northwestern University. She lives on an airplane when not at home in Santa Fe or Washington, DC.

James C. Moore II, longtime resident of Santa Fe, has over 45 years of experience in the federal government, private law practice, and corporate worlds. Born and raised in Southern Colorado, where he spent time on a family ranch that he and his co-owners recently put into a perpetual conservation easement, Jim began visiting, and being captivated by, New Mexico when he was a young child. He and his wife, Ann McWilliams Moore, a professional artist, find the American Southwest endlessly fascinating. They love Santa Fe for its history, its cultural and ethnic diversity, and its vibrancy. A graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School, Jim served in government as a law clerk for a federal court of appeals judge in New York City and as a staff lawyer in Washington, D.C. for the U.S. Senate Watergate Committee during its 1973-74 investigations and hearings. After practicing law in Washington, he served in executive roles with LexisNexis, the electronic publishing company. In 2002 Jim co-founded Verisma Systems, Inc., a healthcare technology company based in Alexandria, Virginia, where he held board of directors and executive positions as well as being the company’s Chief Legal Officer. He is an active member of the District of Columbia Bar, the New York State Bar, and the American Health Lawyers Association.

Debora Ramirez, a native of El Paso, Texas, is shareholder in the Rodey Law Firm where she practices in the firm’s Santa Fe and Albuquerque offices. She represents and advises clients in real estate acquisition, development, construction and financing transactions; real estate leasing; entity structuring and organization; securities law matters; and other business transactions. Prior to moving to New Mexico in early 2010, she lived in Austin, Texas, where she had a successful real estate and corporate law practice, and Houston, Texas, where she was a financial manager in the energy industry prior to joining a large Texas law firm. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, backpacking and kayaking throughout New Mexico and points beyond.

Jerry Richardson calls himself a semi-native New Mexican, as he moved to New Mexico when he was 14. He is a retired attorney and administrative law judge who retired after a career in New Mexico State government. He was named the Public Lawyer of the Year by the New Mexico State Bar in 2002. He first joined the Santa Fe Botanical Garden Board in 2012 and chaired the Garden’s Governance Committee for a number of years during his Board terms. He also has been a long-time board member of the Museum of New Mexico Foundation and currently serves on its Executive Committee and chairs the Governance Committee for the Museum Foundation. He also is President of his neighborhood association, the Historic Guadalupe Neighborhood Association. He has enjoyed gardening for much of his life and especially the pruning of trees, which he regards as long term sculpture. He did major pruning and thinning of the plantings of Georgia O’Keeffe’s Abiquiu property when working for her in the mid-seventies. His other hobbies include travel, camping in the American West and hiking.

William Saubert. Bio coming soon.

Linda Saurage A native of Louisiana, Linda has lived in Montana, Houston, and Colorado before settling full-time in Santa Fe in 2007.  She attended both LSU in Baton Rouge and the University of Southwest Louisiana in Lafayette.  Her family has had a long-standing coffee company in Louisiana where Linda served as a food consultant for the mail order side of the company.  She is also a former restaurant owner in Montana.  The art world here attracted Linda to Santa Fe.  Her hobbies include following sports, learning about opera and art, her pets – 2 cats and 2 dogs – and is a self-professed “foodie.”  She loves the mixture of people she meets in Santa Fe and is happy to have been a member of the botanical garden since 2011.

Alex Speyer (Alexander Speyer III) is a Chemical Engineer who graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA.  He is a lifetime trustee of the Chicago Museum of Art.  Alex is on the boards of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) and the Pittsburgh Botanical Garden.  He is Chairman of the committee of WPC that oversees Fallingwater, the Frank Lloyd Wright designed iconic home in southwestern Pennsylvania.  Hobbies for Alex include hiking, skiing, art and wine.

Roger Stutz, an Ohio native, after graduating from the Ohio State University, joined the Los Alamos National laboratory as a technical staff member in the Theoretical Physics division in 1968. He retired from the Los Alamos National laboratory in 2005 from the Nonproliferation and International Security division. He is an active volunteer for the Del Norte Credit Union with 40+ years of service and an active member of the Los Alamos Kiwanis club for the past 35 years. He and his wife, a native New Mexican, enjoy hiking in New Mexico and the western part of the US and has completed a significant portion of the Continental Divide Trail. During his time in New Mexico, he has been actively gardening in the challenging conditions of northern New Mexico, trying numerous native and non-native plants. He also enjoys photographing the plants and scenery of northern New Mexico.