Seth Roffman – Board Chairman
Seth Roffman has been involved with cultural preservation and community development in the Southwest U.S. for many years. Through SWLC’s Hopi Land & Life Project, he worked extensively with Hopi Indian elders. He co-founded SWLC’s Talavaya food-crop seed bank project, which won an award from the United Nations Environment Programme for preserving genetic diversity and the farming lore of ancient cultures. From 1996 to 2008 Seth produced or co-produced Native Roots & Rhythms, a Native American performing arts festival in Santa Fe.
Seth’s work as a photojournalist has appeared in New Mexico Magazine, El Palacio (Museum of New Mexico), The Christian Science Monitor, Native Peoples, Weekly Reader, Forbes, Chicago Tribune, Albuquerque Journal, The Santa Fe New Mexican, and many other publications. After editing the Sustainable Santa Fe Guide for several years, in 2009 he co-founded and became editor of Green Fire Times.
Hilario E. Romero – Board Member
Hilario Romero (Spanish/Basque/Jicarilla Apache/Ute) has been a professor of History, Spanish and Education. He has taught at the University of Colorado-Denver, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of New Mexico, New Mexico Highlands University. Hilario is a former director of the New Mexico Educational Opportunity Center at Northern New Mexico College, as well as a former New Mexico State Historian and archivist at the New Mexico archives.
Hilario says, “To make the U.S. Southwest a healthy, safe and culturally sustainable region will require indigenous/native peoples from diverse histories, languages and worldviews working together. Knowing ourselves, how we emerged and how we have lived, lies at the foundation of our future.”
Tammy Harkins – Board Member
Tammy Harkins has been a teacher at Santa Fe High School and the Early College Opportunities program in Santa Fe.