Kristina Alley is a co-founder of Santa Fe Advisors, a Santa Fe based wealth management firm. Previously she was a Managing Director of First Santa Fe Advisors a wealth management firm affiliated with First National Bank of Santa Fe. Prior to returning to her native New Mexico in 2008, Kristina spent ten years with U.S. Trust Company of New York, where she managed over $250 million for high net worth and institutional clients. She started her career working for the Davis mutual fund company. Kristina received a BA in Spanish Literature from Bryn Mawr College and an MBA from Fordham University. She is a Certified Financial Planner®. Kristina’s family has a long history with Santa Fe Prep. Her father, James B. Alley Jr. was a trustee. All three of her siblings attended Santa Fe Prep for some or all of their high school years. Kristina attended Santa Fe Prep for three years before finishing high school in California. Kristina and her husband, Timothy Farrell, have a son, Nicholas, class of ’22 and a daughter who attends Wood Gormley School.
Maggie Andersson is Secretary. Maggie 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 has served on the board of Desert Montessori School. Maggie and Christian have three boys: Ian ’15 , Brogan ’17, and Van at Desert Montessori.
Stephen Mills Badger II attended Duke University and Reed College, and graduated from Union Institute in Cincinnati, OH with a BA in Anthropology. Stephen has a deep interest in sustainable organic farming; he served as the President of Santa Fe based Seeds of Change from 1995-2004 and heavily invested in and initiated its acquisition by Mars, Inc. From 2004-2008 Stephen led Corporate Affairs for Mars, Inc. as the Global Director. In March of 2008, Stephen joined the Mars, Inc. Board and later held the position of Chairman from 2011-2014. In March 2017 he assumed the Chairman role again. Other Boards that Stephen has served on include Island Press, Permacultura Latin America, The Africa Society, The Association for Traditional Arts, and the Muscle Shoals Music Foundation. Stephen also produced “Muscle Shoals”, a documentary film about music studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2013 and sold around the world, including to PBS’ premiere network ITVS in the United States. Stephen has a child in the class of 2021 at Prep.
Kelsey Daly Brown is a Trustee Emerita. Kelsey graduated from Prep in 1982 and 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 the book Santa Fe with Kids From A to Z, served on the boards of several local organizations, including Rio Grande School and the School for Advanced Research, and was the Development Director at NDI New Mexico from 2015-2018. She is currently the Executive Director of the Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry. Her son Griffin graduated from Prep in 2012 and from Lewis and Clark College in 2016. Her son Liam graduated with the class of 2014 and attends the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her daughter Aidan graduated in 2018 and is a freshman at Colorado College.
Alejandra Castillo Roth, a gastroenterologist in Santa Fe since 2010 and a partner at Northern New Mexico Gastroenterology Associates, is originally from Venezuela, where she graduated from the Central University’s Luis Razetti medical school. She then moved with her husband, Charlie Roth, to New York City, where she pursued her residency and fellowship at the State University of New York, Down State Campus. She completed further training in advanced GI procedures at Duke University. She is mother of three: Nico, class of ’23 and Lucia and Elena, who are currently students at Rio Grande School.
Dr. Josiah Child is an Emergency Medicine physician in Los Alamos. A graduate of Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, Dr. Child completed his emergency medicine residency and medicine/pediatric internship and residency at Yale–New Haven Hospital, CT. Dr. Child previously worked as an attending physician at Stamford Hospital, Midstate Medical Center and Yale-St. Raphael Hospital. He also served as director of pediatric emergency services and emergency medicine ultrasonography at Bristol Hospital. Dr. Child is a fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. He has two children at Santa Fe Prep.
Julia Boaz Cooper spent her childhood in Bernalillo, New Mexico. Julia headed East for college, graduating from Barnard College, Columbia University, and then from Yale Law School. She practiced law with Keker & Van Nest in San Francisco, specializing in white collar criminal defense and complex business litigation. After moving to Alabama, Julia joined Bradley Arant, where she continued to develop her national practice representing clients in complex business and class action litigation, especially in the areas of securities and antitrust litigation. She and her family returned to New Mexico five years ago. Julia is a member of the American Law Institute, and is a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Attorney. She has served on many nonprofit organizations and boards throughout her career. Her two oldest children, Sophie and Celia, practice law and design in California, respectively, and her youngest, Sam, is in the class of 2020 at Santa Fe Prep. When time permits, Julia, and her husband, Patrick Coughlin, also work their ranch in Coyote, New Mexico.
Edward Gale has been in Santa Fe since 2000 and is married with two teenage children, one attending Prep. He attended Mesa State College in Grand Junction, CO, where he received his BA in Selected Studies, then University of Northern Colorado for graduate studies in literature, and Southwestern College where he earned his MA in counseling. Ed spent nearly 20 years in Minnesota where he lived on and operated a family farm in the city of Minnetrista. While there, Ed served on the planning commission, was elected to two terms as a city councilor and one term as mayor. From 1993-99, he served as Chairman of the Metropolitan Parks and Open Space Commission which reviewed, developed and implemented park and trail master plans for the 50,000 acre regional park system in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area. From 2004-2012, Ed has been in private practice as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Santa Fe. Currently Mr. Gale serves as President of the Gale Family Foundation, Director of Superior Mineral Resources, LLC, President of Gale Mineral Resources, LLC, and a Trustee for the Santa Fe Botanical Garden.
George Gundrey was born and raised in Santa Fe and graduated from Santa Fe Prep in 1986. George is the owner and operator of Tomasita’s Restaurant and the Atrisco Café in Santa Fe, and Tomasita’s Albuquerque. After graduating from Occidental College in 1990, George settled in San Francisco, where he worked in the non-profit sector focusing on technology, media and youth. After 15 years in the San Francisco Bay Area, George returned to Santa Fe in 2005 with his wife Sally. George served as Executive Director of the Santa Fe Farmers Market for two years before opening the Atrisco Café in 2009 and taking over Tomasita’s in 2011. George and Sally have two daughters at Prep, Sophia Rose ’19 and Lilly Kalila ’24.
Will Halm and his husband, Marcellin Simard, moved to Santa Fe in 2006. Will is an attorney who specializes in the field of assisted reproduction law. He is currently the Managing Partner of the International Reproductive Law Group, headquartered in Los Angeles. Will is a magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, and he received his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. Will is currently a Board member of SITE Santa Fe, People for the American Way, and Family Equality Council (Emeritus Board). Will and his work in assisted reproduction have been featured in numerous documentaries, television programs, publications, and books, including 20/20, NBC News, The New York Times, UK Guardian, The Advocate, among others. Will and Marcellin have three children—Malina (attended Prep from 2008- 2011), Luc ’17 and Harley ’21.
Adelma Aurora Hnasko is Vice Chair. Adelma graduated from Prep in 1992 and went on to receive her bachelor’s degree in social anthropology and her master’s degree in education at Stanford University. Adelma co-directed and taught the Stanford linguistics and urban studies course, “Language and Youth Culture,” and subsequently served as a field scholar at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. With a team of anthropologists, artists, and educators, Adelma focused her research at Stanford University and the Carnegie Foundation on the learning of young people in arts-based community organizations. She has published and presented extensively on the role of the arts in youth development, including at the UNESCO Enterprise, Human Development, and Culture conference. Adelma returned to Santa Fe in 2000, and has since worked with Thaw Charitable Trust, The Pojoaque Valley Fund, the City of Santa Fe, and New Mexico School for the Arts. She consults on various local projects, serves as commissioner for the Santa Fe Arts Commission, and manages family properties near Coyote, New Mexico. Adelma and her husband Tom have two sons: Xander, Class of ’21 at Prep, and Cyrus, a 5th grader at Rio Grande School.
Christine Le Grand Lehman is Board Chair. Christine was born in the United States, raised in Melbourne, Australia, and returned to the US to attend university. She graduated with an AB from Duke University and a JD from Harvard Law School. Christine practiced corporate and healthcare law with Latham & Watkins in San Francisco prior to moving to Santa Fe with her husband Jon, a radiologist. Their three sons attend Prep: Benton ’18, Oliver ’20, and Andrew ’22. Christine also serves on the boards of the CHRISTUS St. Vincent Hospital Foundation and the Santa Fe Ski Team.
Alex LoRusso is a radiologist and the medical director at X-Ray Associates at Santa Fe, specializing in Women’s Imaging and Thoracoabdominal Imaging. He and his wife Karen, an oncologist at New Mexico Cancer Care, have lived in Santa Fe since 2005. Alex received a BA in History from Princeton University and a MD from University of Rochester. He did his radiology residency at University of New Mexico and his fellowship at University of Virginia where he stayed on faculty for two years. He is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. Alex is the Past President of the New Mexico Society of Radiologists, serving as an officer for the last 8 years. He serves as a medical consultant for The Cancer Foundation of New Mexico. Alex has been an active member of the Santa Fe Ultimate Frisbee community. Alex and Karen have two children at Prep: Ryan, Class of 2020 and Darcy, Class of 2023.
Elicia Montoya is partner at the law firm of McGinn, Montoya, Love & Curry, PA. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Notre Dame and her Juris Doctorate from the University of New Mexico School of Law, where she earned the Margaret Keiper Dailey award for Social Justice. At the University of New Mexico School of Law, she also started the Children’s Advocacy Clinic. She has successfully tried cases throughout the State of New Mexico and has taught trial skills to attorneys across the country. She served as an adjunct law professor at the University of New Mexico from 2002-2004 and from 2008-2014. She served on the Ethics Review Board for the City of Santa Fe and as a Hearing Officer for the New Mexico Disciplinary Board. She earned an AV Martindale Hubbell rating by legal peers and has been designated a Super Lawyer, also by her peers. Elicia loves spending time with her family and enjoying the outdoors. She has a son in 8th grade at Santa Fe Prep and a daughter in 6th grade at Rio Grande Elementary School.
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, the Board of United World College, and the Board of Youth Shelters and Family Services. She and her husband, Philip, have a son, Michael, who graduated from Prep in 2002.
Phil Murray is Treasurer. Phil is a partner in Dirks, Van Essen & Murray, the nation’s leading merger and acquisition firm for the newspaper industry. A native of Virginia, Phil is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Washington & Lee University and has an M.B.A. from the University of Virginia. Prior to his work in finance, he was a journalist with newspapers in Virginia and Pennsylvania. Phil has served on a number of planning committees for the Santa Fe Public Schools, including the Strategic Planning Oversight Committee, Superintendent Search Committee and Competitive Wage Committee. Phil and his wife Julie have three children: Joseph ’17, Susannah ’20, and Fritz who attends Carlos Gilbert Elementary School.
Fred Nathan and his wife, Arlyn, have three children, all of whom attend Santa Fe Prep. Fred is Executive Director of Think New Mexico, an independent, results-oriented, statewide public policy think tank, which he founded in 1999. Prior to that, Fred, a recovering attorney, served as Special Counsel to then-Attorney General Tom Udall for eight years. Fred is a former trustee of Williams College, where he is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate. Fred is Chairman of the Strategic Priorities Committee of the Santa Fe Prep board.
Carol Romero-Wirth is a Trustee Emerita after serving nine years on the Board of Trustees finishing as Board Chair from 2010 to 2012. She chaired Prep’s 50th Anniversary Capital Campaign. She holds degrees from Colorado College, the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas in Austin and the University of New Mexico School of Law. As a lawyer with a masters degree in public policy, Carol has worked over the last thirty years in public policy, politics, government and philanthropy. She has served on many Santa Fe nonprofit boards including the Santa Fe Community Foundation, Literacy Volunteers of Santa Fe, the New Mexico Environmental Law Center, Wood Gormley Elementary School PTC, Breakthrough Santa Fe, Communities in Schools, the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, and the Atalaya Institute. She and her husband, Peter, have two children. Alex, Santa Fe Prep Class of ’11 and Harvard Class of ’15. Elena, Santa Fe Prep Class of ’15 and George Washington University Class of ’19.
Phil Schiliro worked in Washington, D.C. for over 30 years in the executive and legislative branches of government. From 2009 to 2010 he was President Obama’s director of legislative affairs, a special advisor to the President in 2011, and the President’s health care advisor on the Affordable Care Act in 2014. He, his wife, and daughter (Kate, class of ’18) moved to Santa Fe four years ago and now Phil works with non-profit groups to resolve complex public policy issues. He is a graduate of both Hofstra University and Lewis and Clark Law School.
Hugo Sena was born in Chacaltianguis, Veracruz, a small town along the Papaloapan River and site for the movie adaptation of Gabriel García Márquez’s No One Writes to the Colonel. He and his siblings moved to Mexico City before eventually coming to the United States in the early 1990s. In Santa Fe, Hugo studied culinary arts under recognized chefs such as Martin Rios and worked in some of the city’s finest dining establishments, including The Old House, Coyote Cafe and Inn of the Anasazi. He eventually left the restaurant business and embarked on a 15-year-long career at Whole Foods Market, where he spent the last 10 years in store leadership. Hugo’s latest adventure is the family-run Tres Colores restaurant, specializing in the food of southern Mexico. Hugo has been involved in the immigrant community in Santa Fe for 20 years and strongly believes in supporting others like himself, as well as in the incredible possibilities that arise when two cultures come together. In his free time, Hugo enjoys watching soccer, listening to Latin music, and cooking for friends and family. Hugo and his wife Rachel ’89 have two daughters at Prep, Clara ’18 and Lilliana ’20.
Leah Swanson is originally from Old Saybrook, Connecticut. She graduated with a BA in Psychology from Cornell University and moved to Santa Fe in 1997. Leah is currently a Strategic Relationships Manager at Thornburg Investment Management. Previously, she was Director of Operations at Palace Capital Management and Vice President of Marketing at Thornburg Mortgage. Leah currently serves on the board of the New Mexico Suicide Intervention Project (SKY Center) and is a former Board Chair and Trustee of Rio Grande School. Leah and her husband, Sloan, have two daughters attending Santa Fe Prep, Anna, Class of ’21 and Greta, Class of ’24.
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.
Christian Weichsel is originally from Dallas, Texas and moved to Santa Fe in 2017 after spending five years in Crested Butte, Colorado. Christian graduated from the University of Alabama with an undergraduate degree in Real Estate and then went on to obtain a Masters in Finance from Louisiana State University. He has spent the past 25 years of his work career in real estate and real estate finance working as a real estate broker, developer, and residential mortgage lender. Currently, Christian is a real estate broker with Sotheby’s International Realty of Santa Fe and is always looking for personal opportunities in the real estate field. Christian and his wife Christie have two daughters at Santa Fe Prep; Hanna in the class of 2023 and Hallie in the class of 2020. Christian has been certified as a Level 1 Ski Instructor & Wilderness First Responder, which points to his love of the Santa Fe lifestyle: skiing, hiking, mountain biking and spending time in the outdoors.