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 New Mexico, Kristina managed investment portfolios for high net-worth and institutional clients at the U.S. Trust Company of New York. 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 and she, along with all three of her siblings, attended Santa Fe Prep. Kristina and her husband Timothy Farrell have a son, Nicholas, Class of 2022, and a daughter, Linnea, Class of 2025.
Stephen Badger 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 and again from 2017-2020. In March 2017 he assumed the Chairman role again. Other Boards that Stephen serves on include The Economics of Mutuality Foundation, 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.
Elizabeth Bremner is the co-founder and President of WiserGiving®, a free online toolkit designed to “make smart philanthropy simple.” For three decades, Liz has provided leadership for new and emerging philanthropic organizations. She has served as president of The Foundation Incubator in Palo Alto, California, president and CEO of the Santa Fe Community Foundation (1993-2001), and was founding executive director of the Los Angeles Women’s Foundation. Liz has also served on the boards of directors of numerous nonprofits, including the Ms. Foundation for Women in New York. A native of the Bay Area, Liz earned a bachelor’s degree in English at the University of California, Davis, and a master’s degree in management at the University of Redlands. She returned to Santa Fe with her partner Karen Crow in 2010 to raise their three sons: Miles ’25, Ryan ’27, and Larson ’27. In addition to family activities, Liz enjoys hiking in the mountains with her big dog and tending her vegetable garden.
Alejandra Castillo, 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 the mother of three: Nico, Class of 2023; 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.
Randy Dry was born and raised in Santa Fe. After completing his BBA in finance from the University of New Mexico’s Anderson School of Management, Randy moved back to Santa Fe and started his financial career at Davis Advisors. In 2001 Randy joined Thornburg Investment Management where he is the Chief Operating Officer and a Managing Director. Randy and his wife Ocean have 2 children, Quinlan, Class of 2025, and Savannah, Class of 2027. Randy enjoys adventures with his family; traveling and spending time in the mountains, skiing, biking, and hiking.
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 the 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 to 1999, 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 to 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, and President of Gale Mineral Resources, LLC.
Jenny Kaufman ’94 serves as Vice-Chair. Jenny was born and raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and is a proud graduate of Santa Fe Prep. Jenny obtained a BA in Spanish and International Relations from Claremont McKenna College and a law degree from New York University. Prior to returning to Santa Fe in 2007, Jenny practiced law in New York City at the law firm of Friedman Kaplan Seiler & Adelman LLP. Jenny is currently a shareholder at The Jones Firm, a law firm that was founded in Santa Fe in 1948. Jenny has also served a decade on Santa Fe Prep’s Alumni Board for a decade. Jenny’s son Henry ’25 attends Santa Fe Prep.
David Kocon grew up in Minnesota and earned a double degree in industrial engineering and economics through a joint program with Claremont McKenna College and Northwestern University. After college David joined a private equity firm in Chicago and was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Romania. After his return from Romania, he earned a Masters of International Affairs from Columbia University and then worked as an investment banker at Merrill Lynch where he specialized in leveraged finance. Since moving to Santa Fe in 2009, he has become an investor and entrepreneur. Amongst his current investments, he owns the dealership for the Twice the Ice brand of ice and water vending machines for the state of New Mexico. He serves on the Impact Investment Committee of the Santa Fe Community Foundation and has been a soccer coach with the Rio Rapids Northern Soccer Club for the past seven years. David is married to Amanda Kocon and has two children, Prep Class of 2024 and 2027.
Miquela Korte grew up and graduated from Española, NM. Miquela is a Norteña, and her family has been rooted in New Mexico for over 400 years. Her family is rooted in the communities of Nambe, Santa Fe, El Rancho, Las Vegas (the original), and Bernal, NM. After graduation, Miquela and her husband Kevin moved to Santa Fe so they could immerse themselves in their community. They both felt it was important to live in the community which helped build the values they hold dear. Miquela taught in Española and in Santa Fe Public Schools. Miquela currently works part-time at the Spanish Colonial Arts Society (SCAS) where she is the Director of the Statewide Education Programs. The SCAS education programs, she has been entrusted with, are living art forms that have been traditionally practiced for hundreds of years. Miquela also consults and works with students who have learning differences and is passionate about giving a voice to parents and children who are struggling with the status quo. Miquela and Kevin co-produce Nuestra Musica at the Lensic every spring. They are members of the Coloniales dance troupe. Miquela has two boys: Ezequiel ’24, and Zacarias, Class of ’30. Miquela also has five brothers and a LARGE extended family which she holds dear.
Christine Lehman 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 in San Francisco prior to moving to Santa Fe with her husband Jon, a radiologist. Christine and John have three sons: Benton ’18, Oliver ’20, and Andrew ’22. Christine has also served on the boards of the CHRISTUS St. Vincent Hospital Foundation and the Santa Fe Ski Team.
Dr. Thao Marquez is a colorectal surgeon with Presbyterian Medical Group. She earned her medical degree at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, where she also completed an internship and a residency in general surgery. Dr. Marquez completed a master’s degree in clinical research from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health and went on to complete a fellowship in colorectal surgery at Washington University in St. Louis, MO. She is board certified in both general surgery and colorectal surgery. Dr. Marquez recently moved to Santa Fe in 2018 with her husband, Sam, and two daughters, Zoe ’25 and Isa (currently at Rio Grande School). She enjoys traveling, golfing, and playing tennis with her family.
Elicia Montoya is Board Chair. Elicia is a 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 the class of 2023 and a daughter in the class of 2025.
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 secondary math teacher with the Santa Fe Public Schools. Formerly, he was a partner in Dirks, Van Essen, Murray & April, 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 ’25.
Fred Nathan is Secretary. Fred and his wife Arlyn have three children, all of whom have attended or attend Santa Fe Prep; their son is currently an 11th grader. 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. He is a former trustee of Williams College, where he is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate. Serving on the Santa Fe Prep Board of Trustees, Fred is Chairman of the Strategic Planning Committee and was Chairman of the Head Search Committee in 2020, which led to the appointment of current Head of School Aaron Schubach.
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 master’s 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.
Jenna Scanlan believes in the transformative powers of activism, philanthropy, and education. An active community member, Jenna has enjoyed the privilege of sitting on national and local philanthropic and nonprofit boards. She currently serves as Vice-Chair of the Ms. Foundation for Women; Immediate Past Chair of Hestia Santa Fe; an Advisor to Breakthrough Santa Fe; and a Trustee of the Steele Family Foundation. Together with her husband Wilson, Jenna is happily rearing three children, two of whom are students at Santa Fe Prep. Jenna grew up in Louisville Kentucky and moved to New Mexico to teach in the bilingual program of the Santa Fe Public Schools in 2000. She remains a licensed educator. Jenna holds bachelor’s degrees in American Studies and Women’s Studies/Gender Studies from Occidental College, along with a master’s degree in Education with an emphasis in Bilingual/Multicultural Education for At-Risk Youth from the College of Santa Fe. She has also completed additional graduate work in Spanish Language and Culture at the Universidad de Salamanca. In addition to education, Jenna’s passions include spending time with her family, enjoying the beautiful New Mexico terrain, and getting lost in a really good book.
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, 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.