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NMFMA Board of directors

Jedrek Lamb

Board Chair

Farmer, Bosque Farms

Jedrek Lamb currently operates a small family farm in Bosque Farms and is an elementary school teacher. He was a market manager, market vendor, and co-director of a food hub for a farmer-owned cooperative. Jedrek is very appreciative of the work of the NMFMA and full of gratitude for all people that support the local food system

Cindy Talamantes

Board Secretary

Manager, Los Alamos Farmers' Market, El Rito

Cindy has served on the NMFMA board of directors for three terms, and has managed the Los Alamos Farmers' Market for the past nine years. She also helped start the Pojoaque Farmers' Market and managed that market for five years. Cindy has been involved in farming for 20 years.

Todd Taylor

Board Treasurer

Ranchline All Natural and Ranchline Agribusiness

Todd and the Taylor family are part of a company that represents some of the finest ranching and farming properties in the country. Todd also was instrumental in establishing a foothold in the New Mexico farmers' market arena by providing all natural lamb and beef directly to New Mexicans. He has been instrumental in developing a new lamb jerky product called "Ch'arki", which is a an all natural, gluten-free and paleo-certified product.

Linda & Mario Rosales

Board Member

Rosales Produce

Mario and Linda farm in Lemitar, New Mexico, and grow 60 to 75 acres of chile, vegetables, and melons. They started out selling at the farmers' market, and then at their own farm stands. They also sell their produce to Magdalena schools and senior center in Socorro. 

Ralph Vigil 

Board Member

Molino de la Isla Organics

As an eighth generation acequia farmer from East Pecos and Chair of the New Mexico Acequia Commission, Ralph Vigil's passion lies in the defense of acequia traditions and culture. Ralph is also the owner of Molino de la Isla Organics LLC, a small certified organic farm specializing in traditional and acequia agriculture focusing on Farm to School, CSA, and Farmers' Market sales. It is his primary goal to defend land and water through organic agriculture by utilizing our centuries-old acequia systems to demonstrate their ability to economically sustain our communities and aid in physical and emotional well-being. 

Bryce Townsend

Board Member

Farmer, Pueblo of San Felipe 

Bryce is a farmer from the Pueblo of San Felipe, growing a variety of organic produce that he sells at the Albuquerque Downtown Growers' Market, and the San Felipe Pueblo Farmers' Market in order to provide his community with local access to fresh produce. He also serves on an advisory board for an infrastructure grant program being offered by a collaboration between the NMFMA and New Mexico Acequia Association, on a review committee for applications to the master's program for Community and Regional Planning, School of Architecture and Planning at the University of New Mexico, and oversees a grant program for the San Felipe Pueblo that includes the implementation of a young farmer mentorship program.

Contessa Archuleta

Board Member

Financial Advisor, The Rikoon Group

Contessa Archuleta is a financial advisor with The Rikoon Group, where she manages the day-to-day operations and leads the team's marketing, communication, and community outreach initiatives. She specializes in establishing lasting intergenerational relationships with various financial objectives and finds it extremely rewarding to work with people as they navigate life's stages and collaborates with them to help achieve their retirement and financial goals. Born and raised in Santa Fe,  she is inspired by her community and takes pride in sharing her knowledge of investment fundamentals and opportunities, both in professional seminars and one-on-one. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communications, a Master of Business Administration in Marketing from the University of New Mexico, and holds a FINRA Series 65. She lives in Santa Fe with her husband and two children. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, cooking, eating, and being outdoors.

Carrie Theilen 

Board Member

Manager, Presbyterian Healthcare Services

Carrie Thielen, MPH RD, oversees community health programs as the manager of regional community health for Presbyterian Healthcare Services in northern New Mexico. As a public health dietitian, Carrie utilizes her clinical nutrition and public health background to develop and implement programs to increase access to affordable, healthy food, including the Del Sur Farmers' Market hosted at Santa Fe Medical Center, produce prescription programs for different audiences, and support for institutional procurement of local food. Carrie also has extensive experience working with federal, state and local nutrition assistance programs (e.g. WIC, National School Lunch Program) and was the project director for a multi-year Blueprint to End Hunger grant for the Colorado Department of Education School Nutrition Unit.  She is excited to be a NMFMA board member to strengthen connections between local food systems and the health, well-being and resilience of communities across New Mexico.  

Joshua Cunningham

Board Member

Marketing & IT Director, Cid's Food Market

As the Marketing Director of Cid's Food Market in Taos for the past seven years, Joshua "Josh" has been intimately connected with the growers, makers, and doers within the northern New Mexico and southern Colorado agricultural communities.  He believes that the strength of a community is reflected in the strength of its local business, and that ultimately is what drives him in all he does with Cid's and the NMFMA. 

Stephanie Sanchez

Board Member

Director of Operations, Roadrunner Food Bank

Bio coming soon