Staff Directory

President’s Office • (505) 954-7200 • info[at]sarsf.org
David E. StuartDavid E. StuartInterim President & Senior Scholar • 2013–Present • stuart[at]sarsf.org
Jeremiah MillerJeremiah MillerExecutive Assistant • 2013–Present • jeremiahmiller[at]sarsf.org

Academic & Institutional Advancement • (505) 954-7200 • info[at]sarsf.org
SAR LogoFlannery DavisStaff Writer & Editor/Development Coordinator • 2011–Present • davis[at]sarsf.orgFlannery was born and reared in South Carolina and graduated from the original USC with a BA in psychology....
Jon LewisJon LewisMultimedia Programmer & Developer • 2002–Present • jlewis[at]sarsf.orgJon Lewis was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He joined SAR in the spring of 2002. After working in the Information Technology (IT) division helping with computers, he started working with SAR Press, where he maintained the warehouse and shipped/received books....
SAR LogoJanie MillerPublic Programs Assistant • 2006–Present • jmiller[at]sarsf.orgJanie is the Public Programs Assistant working with Institutional Advancement. She is responsible for planning and implementing the SAR member field trips; the Sparks lecture series; and coordinating the volunteer program at SAR....
SAR LogoJean SchaumbergMembership Associate • 2001–Present • schaumberg[at]sarsf.orgJean, born and raised in Santa Fe, has been in the book business (libraries and bookstores) since 1974. From acquisitions librarian at the Santa Fe Public Library to bookstore owner, she is an avid reader....

Scholar Programs • (505) 954-7201 • scholar[at]sarsf.org • seminar[at]sarsf.org
Nicole TaylorNicole TaylorDirector • 2011–Present • taylor[at]sarsf.orgDr. Nicole Taylor holds a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Arizona, with a major in linguistic anthropology and a minor in medical anthropology....
Cynthia GeogheganCynthia GeogheganProgram Coordinator • 2011–Present • geoghegan[at]sarsf.orgCynthia came to New Mexico for the first time when she was seven years old, and she decided then that this was the place where she wanted to live. Fortunately, her family agreed, and they moved here very soon thereafter....
Nancy Owen LewisNancy Owen LewisGrant Writer • 2013–Present • lewis[at]sarsf.orgNancy Owen Lewis, formerly SAR's Director of Scholar Programs for 13 years, received her PhD in cultural anthropology from the University of Massachusetts...

Guest Services • (505) 954-7258 • info[at]sarsf.org
SAR LogoLeslie ShipmanDirector • 1999–Present • shipman[at]sarsf.orgAs director of the Guest Services Division, Leslie and her staff oversee the operations of the Reception Center, the Seminar House, and the eight scholar/fellow apartments and offices....
SAR LogoCarla TozcanoAssistant • 1997–Present • tozcano[at]sarsf.orgCarla, originally from Chihuahua, Mexico, has lived in Santa Fe since 1994. She began working as the campus housekeeper at SAR in 1997....
SAR LogoNidia CorderoSeminar House Assistant • 2008–Present • no e-mail
SAR LogoElizabeth CrosmanCulinary Assistant • 2008–Present • no e-mail
SAR LogoKatie CrosmanCulinary Assistant • 2006–Present • no e-mail

Business Administration • (505) 954-7204 • busadmin[at]sarsf.org
SAR LogoSharon TisonVice President for Finance & Administration • 1994–Present • tison[at]sarsf.orgSharon is SAR’s Vice President for Finance and Administration, and also acts as Assistant Treasurer on the School's Board of Managers. Prior to coming to SAR, Ms. Tison owned two successful for-profit businesses in Santa Fe and was an accounting instructor at Santa Fe Community College....
SAR LogoCarol SandovalPersonnel Director • 1984–Present • sandoval[at]sarsf.orgCarol, as Personnel Director, manages all functions involving personnel, payroll and benefits administration, and government compliance....
SAR LogoBob LujanFull-Charge Bookkeeper • 2011–Present • lujan[at]sarsf.orgBob’s primary responsibilities include accounts payable functions, maintenance of cash position including deposits and on-line banking activities, posting of monthly accounting entries, and other general accounting duties....

Indian Arts Research Center • (505) 954-7205 • iarc[at]sarsf.org
Cynthia Chavez LamarCynthia Chavez LamarDirector • 2007–Present • chavez[at]sarsf.orgCynthia grew up in San Felipe Pueblo, New Mexico, her father's home community. Her heritage also includes Hopi/Tewa and Navajo on her maternal side of the family. She received her B.A. from Colorado College and an M.A. in American Indian Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles....
SAR LogoJennifer DayRegistrar • 2005–Present • day[at]sarsf.orgAfter graduating with a B.A. in International Studies from the University of Oregon, Jennifer served as a Peace Corps Volunteer from 1999 to 2001 in rural Honduras, where she taught sustainable agriculture techniques to families, women's groups, and school children....
Laura ElliffLaura ElliffCollections Manager • 2008–Present • elliff[at]sarsf.orgLaura joined the SAR staff as collections manager at the Indian Arts Research Center in July of 2008. Laura is originally from Oklahoma but considers her 'home' to be central Illinois where she primarily grew up....
SAR LogoDaniel KurnitAdministrative Assistant • 2001–Present • kurnit[at]sarsf.orgDaniel was hired as Administrative Assistant for IARC in 2001. His responsibilities range from record keeping and general administrative duties to organizing tours and events for IARC....
Sylvanus PaulSylvanus PaulCollections Assistant • 2007–Present • paul[at]sarsf.orgSylvanus is a Navajo (Dine') graduate from Pine Hill Schools on the Ramah Navajo Reservation. His traditional way of introducing himself is by first introducing his Diné clans, which are Tsé'naabiłnii (Sleeping Rock Clan), born for the Tódiichii'nii (Bitter Water Clan)....
Elysia PoonElysia PoonProgram Coordinator • 2007–Present • poon[at]sarsf.orgElysia was born and grew up in Los Angeles, California. A few years after receiving her B.A in Art History and Criticism from the University of California–San Diego, she moved to New Mexico in 2003 to pursue her M.A. in Art History at University of New Mexico...

Information Technology • (505) 954-7220 • info[at]sarsf.org
Douglas DeardenDouglas DeardenDirector • 2002–Present • dearden[at]sarsf.orgDoug was born and raised in Southern California. He and his wife Catlain moved to Santa Fe in 1986. He worked for The Bank of Santa Fe for over 15 years, 13 of those as the Information Technology Officer....

Catherine McElvain Library • (505) 954-7234 • library[at]sarsf.org
Laura HoltLaura HoltLibrarian • 2003–Present • lholt[at]sarsf.orgLaura has her B.A. and M.L.S. from the University of Denver. She retired in 2002 from the Museum of New Mexico after 25 years as librarian for the Laboratory of Anthropology....

Physical Plant • (505) 954-7200 • no e-mail
SAR LogoRaymond SweeneyDirector • 1978–Present • rsweeney[at]sarsf.orgRay is a native of Santa Fe. He has been a member of the Physical Plant staff since 1978, continuing the family tradition. He started as Physical Plant Assistant and was promoted to Physical Plant Supervisor in 1989....
SAR LogoIsidro GutierrezGroundskeeper • 2004–Present• no e-mailIsidro is responsible for maintaining much of the landscaping on campus and takes a great deal of pride in his work....
SAR LogoRandy MontoyaAssistant • 2001–Present • no e-mailRandy was born in Santa Fe and has lived here all his life. His duties at SAR include maintenance of the indoor and outdoor facilities....

SAR Press • (505) 954-7206 • press[at]sarsf.org
Lynn Thompson BacaLynn Thompson BacaDirector • 2005–Present • baca[at]sarsf.orgLynn became an anthropologist at the young age of seven. Her evenings were spent in her father's 7th grade social studies classroom watching National Geographic newsreels of Jane Goodall's seminal work on the chimpanzees of Gombe. She was hooked....
Cynthia DyerCynthia DyerDesigner and Production Manager • 1999–Present • dyer[at]sarsf.orgCynthia's responsibilities as Designer and Production Manager for SAR Press cover all aspects of pre-production—from coordinating photography and design elements with authors and editors, to developing cover and text designs, typesetting, and print management....
Ellen GoldbergEllen GoldbergEditorial Assistant • 2009–Present • goldberg[at]sarsf.orgAfter triumphing as school spelling champ at P.S. 238 in Brooklyn, New York two years in a row, Ellen was hooked on words and language....
John NoonanJohn NoonanWarehouse Manager/Customer Service • 2008–Present • noonan[at]sarsf.orgJohn was born and grew up on the coast of Maine where he spent seven years as a volunteer firefighter and worked in a variety of fields....
Lisa PachecoLisa PachecoManaging Editor • 2009–Present • pacheco[at]sarsf.orgLisa is a native of New Mexico. Born in Las Cruces and raised in Albuquerque, she has worked in our state's scholarly publishing industry since 2003....
Cynthia SeleneCynthia SeleneBookkeeper • 2009–Present • selene[at]sarsf.orgCynthia has lived on both coasts while enjoying jobs in the areas of psychosocial research, computer programming, royalty management, and accounts payable at institutions including Brown University, University of Washington, and Ithaca College. ...