Board of Trustees 2012-2013
Maggie Andersson is originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Maggie attended Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas where she received a BA in general business and a BS in psychology with a minor in philosophy. She also holds an MS is experimental psychology and a PhD in psychology. Maggie moved to Santa Fe in the fall of 1991 and she currently manages the Loretto Chapel, San Miguel Chapel and two chapel gift shops. Maggie also owns The Loretto Line with her husband Christian. Maggie serves the board of United Way of Santa Fe County and is in her last year on the board of Desert Montessori School. Maggie and Christian have three boys: Ian, a sophomore at Prep, Brogan, in 7th grade at Prep, and Van, in Kindergarten at Desert Montessori.
Marc Bertram is a member of Prep’s class of ‘78. A native Santa Fean, Marc attended the University of New Mexico and has been involved in real estate for over 27 years in the Santa Fe and Albuquerque markets. Active in the Prep community, Marc and his wife, Cathryn, have three daughters: Alicia ‘09, Julia ‘11 and Amalia ‘14.
Brian Boyd is a native of Houston, Texas and has lived in Santa Fe for ten years. He has spent his career building businesses that range from global logistics and inventory finance to industrial distribution and manufacturing. He is currently an active private investor, rancher, and avid outdoorsman. He and his wife Karin Griscom Boyd, have three children at Prep, Ailsa ‘13, Madeline ‘14, and Patrick ‘17. Karin also has two sons that graduated from Prep, Luke ’07 and Dakotah ’04.
Elizabeth Bradley and her husband, Dan Merians, a financial advisor at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, moved to Santa Fe in 1991. Previously, they lived in the Bay Area of California and Anchorage, Alaska after meeting at Stanford University in 1983. Elizabeth graduated with a MSCE from Stanford University (1984) and a BCE from Georgia Institute of Technology (1983). She is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of New Mexico. Dan and Elizabeth have three sons, Griffin (16 years old in 10th grade at Prep), Drake (12 years old in 7th grade at Prep), and Wyatt (10 years old in 5th grade at Wood Gormley Elementary School). Elizabeth is currently a Board Member of the Wood Gormley PTC and serves on the City of Santa Fe Business Capitol District Design Review Committee. Elizabeth enjoys travel and sports including running, biking and skiing.
Kelsey Daly Brown is Board Chair. Kelsey graduated from Prep in 1982. She holds a degree in civil and environmental engineering from Vanderbilt University. After a career in engineering that took her from Los Angeles to New York, Kelsey returned to Santa Fe in 2005. Since then, she has co-authored Santa Fe with Kids From A to Z and served on the boards of several local organizations, including Rio Grande School. Her son Griffin graduated from Prep in 2012 and attends Lewis and Clark College, her son Liam will graduate with the class of ‘14 and her daughter Aidan will graduate with the class of ‘18.
Bill Broyles grew up in Baytown, Texas, attended Rice University and Oxford University as a Marshall Scholar, worked in the civil rights movement, and finished out the Sixties as a Marine infantry lieutenant in Vietnam. As a journalist he was the founding editor of Texas Monthly and from 1982 to 1984 was editor-in-chief of Newsweek. He has published in the New York Times, Atlantic, Esquire, the Economist, and many other newspapers and magazines. He wrote the book Brothers in Arms about his Viet Nam experience, and was the co-creator of the Emmy-Award -winning television series China Beach. He wrote the original screenplay for the movie Cast Away and the screenplay for Jarhead. He’s co-authored six other screenplays including Apollo 13, Unfaithful, The Polar Express and Flags of Our Fathers. He was nominated for an Academy Award for his screenplay for Apollo 13, which won the Writers Guild award for best screenplay. He’s taught at the U.S. Naval Academy and the University of Texas at Austin. He’s served on various corporate, community, and educational boards. Bill is married to Andrea, an artist, and he’s got five great kids, including two at Prep.
Frieda Simons Burnes was born and raised in Santa Fe and graduated from Prep in 2000. She graduated from Emory University with a degree in economics and later earned her law degree from the University of New Mexico. She was an editor of the Natural Resources Journal while at UNM and was awarded the Judge Oliver Seth Award in Ethics upon graduation. She is currently a civil litigator with The Simons Firm in Santa Fe, and co-chairs the board for Fine Arts for Children and Teens. In her spare time, Frieda enjoys running and skiing. She and her husband, Jamie Burnes, divide their time between Santa Fe and Boston.
Melissa Cicci is the founder and editor of Beyond Doorways Travel, a web-based travel magazine. She spent many years in the field of textile and apparel trade policy, as program director for the New York-based U.S. Association of Importers of Textiles and Apparel, and as a senior economic consultant for an international trade law firm in Washington, D.C. Melissa earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish and an M.A. in international affairs from the George Washington University. She and husband, Larry, have a son, Sam, in Prep’s class of ‘11 and a daughter, Olivia, in the class of ‘13.
Sally Corning is the Board’s Vice Chair and is a founding partner of Santa Fe-based venture capital firm, Sun Mountain Capital. She holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Georgetown University and an MBA from Columbia University Graduate School of Business. Prior to moving to Santa Fe, Sally spent 15 years on Wall Street, working in private equity and investment banking for Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley. In addition to sitting on the corporate boards of certain of the portfolio companies that Sun Mountain Capital has invested in, Sally has served on the boards of several nonprofit organizations, including the Santa Fe Community Foundation, the Santa Fe Mountain Center, and the Westside YMCA in New York City. Sally and her husband, Ted Buchanan, have two children. Lauren is a member of Prep’s class of ‘12, and Jimmy will graduate with the class of ‘14.
Andrew Davis is the Board Treasurer. He currently the president of Davis Selected Advisers, L.P. and a portfolio manager of the Davis Real Estate Fund, the Davis Appreciation and Income Fund, and several private accounts with a focus on real estate. Previously he was a vice president with Paine Webber and also worked as a senior portfolio accountant at Shawmut Bank. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Colby College. Andrew is a current member of the board of Rio Grande School and he has served on the boards of several local organizations, including the Georgia O’Keefe Museum. He and his wife Sydney have two children, Genevieve and Westy.
Liz Lawrence is a primary care physician with a practice in Santa Fe. She attended medical school at Stanford University, completed a residency at UNM and joined the UNM School of Medicine Faculty in 1999. Her husband, Andy, is an attorney practicing appellate law with the Attorney General’s office. She has two children at Prep, Seth ‘12 and Molly ‘15.
Duncan McBranch serves at Los Alamos National Laboratory in the Directorate for Science, Technology, and Engineering, providing leadership for the Laboratory’s energy and science research programs and the organizations supporting the broad range of technical capabilities at the Laboratory. He has been a leader and entrepreneur in research and development in advanced materials, lasers, and biotechnology, and a business development catalyst in growing new programs at Los Alamos. Duncan was formerly Division Leader for Technology Transfer at Los Alamos, where he was responsible for collaborations with industry, for the commercialization of inventions, and for the spin-out of regional technology businesses. Duncan began his technical career at Los Alamos as a Director’s Postdoctoral Fellow, and then led a research team investigating polymeric materials for nanotechnology with applications in optics and electronics. He co-founded a biotechnology company in Santa Fe, and continues to be involved in Laboratory programs and partnerships aimed at accelerating the creation of new businesses from Laboratory technologies, and the success of local technology entrepreneurs. Duncan has published widely in technical journals in materials, chemistry, and biotechnology, and is an inventor with patents across a broad range of applications. He earned undergraduate degrees in physics and mathematics (Whitman College) and a Ph.D. in materials physics (University of California, Santa Barbara).
Joe McClaugherty is a senior partner with McClaugherty & Silver, P.C. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration (honors) from the University of Texas at Austin, and a juris doctor (honors) from the University of Texas School of Law. He is admitted to practice law before the courts of the states of New Mexico, Texas, Colorado, and, among others, the United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit and the United States Supreme Court. He has served as an adjunct professor of law at the University of New Mexico School of Law, has taught at national programs to train practicing attorneys, and serves on numerous boards, including publicly traded and private companies, both national and international. His son, Ian, is a member of Prep’s class of ‘14.
Suzanne Moss is Prep’s first Trustee Emerita. She served on Prep’s Board of Trustees from 1997-2003 and was Board chair from 2000-2003. Suzanne is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and a graduate of the Northwestern University School of Law. Suzanne practiced international corporate law for several years and was a member of the Minnesota State Legal Ethics Committee. She has served on the Rio Grande School Board and the Board of United World College, and is currently a board member of Youth Shelters and Family Services. She and her husband, Philip, have a son, Michael, who graduated from Prep in 2002 and recently completed his Peace Corps service in Paraguay. He is currently attending graduate school in New York.
Blair Naylor is the founder and principal of Palace Capital Management LLC, an investment firm specializing in the management of hedge fund portfolios for accredited investors. Prior to forming Palace Capital in 2002, Blair was a financial advisor with Merrill Lynch and Smith Barney. She began her career in investments at Bear Stearns in 1987. Blair has been an active community volunteer since moving to Santa Fe in 1989. She has served on the boards of the Foundation for the Santa Fe Community College, the Buckaroo Ball Committee, the Santa Fe Children’s Museum, New Mexico Association of Grantmakers, and the Rio Grande School. Additionally, Blair has been an active member of the Institute for Private Investors, 100 Women in Hedge Funds, the New Mexico Women’s Forum, and Leadership New Mexico. A native of Louisiana, Blair earned her degree in history from Newcomb College of Tulane University. She lives north of Santa Fe with her husband Trey and their two children, Kate, ‘15 and Thomas, ‘17.
Rachel O’Keefe holds a Master’s degree in English from Middlebury College and a Master of Public Administration degree from University of New Mexico as well as a B.A. from St. John’s College. Rachel has taught math and English locally at Santa Fe Community College, Santa Fe Indian School and St. Catherine’s Indian School, as well as in schools in Maryland and DC. Rachel’s board experience includes serving on the board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern New Mexico, Santa Fe Women’s Ensemble, and Literacy Volunteers of Santa Fe. She founded and is a member of the President’s Council at the School of Advanced Research and is also a member of the President’s Council at St. John’s College. Rachel and her husband Steve Bohlin have three daughters: Darcy, Bridget (in Prep’s class of ’15) and Audrey.
Stacy Quinn is the secretary of the Board. She is an active member of the Santa Fe community, serving on the boards of Santa Fe Youth Hockey, Santa Fe Skaters Association, the Land of Enchantment Amateur Hockey Association and United Way of Santa Fe. Stacy taught English and history as an adjunct professor with the Navajo Community College in Window Rock, Arizona, and was also a litigation staff attorney with Ulmer and Berne in Ohio. Stacy and her husband, Patrick, are the parents of Danny, ‘12 and Brigid, ‘14.
Dennis Romero is an attorney engaged in the general practice of law in Santa Fe and Taos. He is a graduate of Stanford University, with a degree in American Studies, and Stanford University Law School. He holds board positions with Santa Fe Pro Musica and Commonweal Communities, an environmentally responsible real estate development entity. He also serves as a director of Centinel Bank of Taos, a family financial institution founded by his father. Formerly, Romero served as president of the Institute for Spanish Arts / Maria Benitez Teatro Flamenco. He coached youth soccer with AYSO and Northern Soccer Club, and he served on the AYSO board as well. Romero is a native of Taos. He is the father of Gabriela Romero, Prep class of 2015.
Carol Romero-Wirth is currently a Trustee Emerita after serving nine years on the Board of Trustees finishing as Chair from 2010 to 2012. As a lawyer with a master’s degree in public policy, Carol has worked over the last twenty years in public policy, philanthropy, politics and government. She has served on many local non-profit boards. She and her husband Peter have two children, Alex class of ’11 and Elena ’15.
Hunter Temple returns to the Board of Trustees after having served two 3-year terms from 2003 - 2009. Beginning his career as a history teacher in Honolulu, Hunter went on to distinguish himself in independent school education. He served as headmaster at Western Reserve Academy in Hudson, Ohio from 1975-1982, and then at the Brentwood School in Los Angeles from 1982-2001, where Breakthrough Los Angeles was founded under his leadership. Hunter earned his bachelor of arts degree from Colgate. He holds a master of arts degree in teaching from Purdue and a masters in education administration from Stanford University. He also earned his Ph.D. from Stanford. Hunter is an active triathlete and competes in the United States, Canada, New Zealand and Australia. He is also a member of the Tesuque Volunteer Fire Department. Hunter’s grandson Conor is a member of Prep’s class of 2014.
Warren Thompson is our second trustee emeritus and is a member of Prep’s class of ‘72. He originally served on the Board of Trustees from 1997 through 2005, finishing as Board chair. Warren graduated from Fort Lewis College and the Anderson School of Business at the University of New Mexico, where he earned an MBA in finance. Currently, he is president of Los Atrevidos, Inc. His father, Leland Thompson, was a founder of the School. Warren and his wife, Mickey, have two sons, both graduates of Prep. Leland graduated with the class of ‘07 and Cass graduated with the class of ‘08.