FOUNDERS

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Adelma Aurora Hnasko

Co-Founder and Executive Director

Adelma spent her first years of life just upriver from Resolana Farms at her family’s homestead, and helped her father and brother restore Resolana’s historic buildings in the early 1990s, when her family purchased the ranch. Adelma is trained as an educational anthropologist, receiving her bachelors in Social Anthropology at Stanford University and her masters from Stanford's School of Education. Building on her teaching experience at the high school level, coupled with years of ethnographic fieldwork with young people in community-based arts organizations throughout the U.S., Adelma studies the creative activities and interactions of youth, both during their time outside of schools as well as in school-based art programs. Adelma co-directed and taught the Stanford Linguistics and Urban Studies course, “Language and Youth Culture” and served as a Field Scholar at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. She has consulted with numerous non-profits and foundations across the U.S., helping to develop distributed networks of support for young people’s learning in and through the arts. Adelma serves on the Santa Fe Arts Commission, is a trustee at Santa Fe Prep, and oversees her family’s two ranches. She is a “parciante” on a traditional acequia water system at Resolana Farms, and directs New Mexico First Crop Commons.

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Amy Violette

Co-Founder and Executive Director

Amy Violette is an American fashion designer, entrepreneur, pastor, professor, actress, and songwriter. She is the founder, designer, and CEO of her own brand AMY VIOLETTE. Amy is a graduate of Baylor University (M.Div. Ministry Leadership), Belmont University (B.A. Religious Studies), and was ordained to the priesthood by First Baptist Church of Decatur, Georgia. Her research interests include equine therapy, dream work, the Enneagram, complex trauma, and holistic land-based approaches for women recovering from traumatic life events. For the past 15 years she has traveled the country speaking at retreats, conferences, and universities sharing her story of personal resilience. Her interviews have been featured on CNN, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, Baptist News Global, Baptist Women in Ministry, and Validity Magazine. Her blog won Wordpress ‘Blog Of The Day’ three times in 2012 and 2013. To date her literary audience is 85,000 strong in 75 countries around the world. She is currently pursuing a certificate in Trauma, Grief, & Renewal from Southwestern College in Santa Fe.

www.amyviolette.com

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Jane Pinto
President

Anita West
Vice-President

Toby Herzlich
Secretary and Treasurer