Karen Yank, President
I’m TTRA President and one of it’s co-founders. I am originally from Wisconsin, but made the Turquoise Trail Communities my home in 1991. I am also a sculptor and my inspirations are informed by the idyllic landscape of the San Pedro Mountains in which I choose to live and work. The Turquoise Trail has become one of my main passions in life and I hope to pass that passion on to my daughter.
Roger Taylor, Vice President
Roger Taylor is a resident of Galisteo and an active community leader, head of and member of various local Boards involved with water, resource and cultural conservation; President of the Santa Fe Basin Water Association, an organization dedicated to protecting regional aquifers for over 30 years; President of La Sala de Galisteo, a non-profit which has restored one of the remaining historic dance halls in NM and now used as a community arts center; and a traditional & contemporary tin artist. He is a retired senior executive of the MetLife Corporation
Toni Olson, Treasurer
My husband’s love of New Mexico brought us to the San Pedro Mountains in 2004 and now I can’t imagine living anywhere else. Concern for the possible expansion of gravel mining in the San Pedro Mountains prompted me to become involved in the TTPT and the San Pedro Neighborhood Association. I have been on the TTPT board since 2005 as Administrative Director and holding the office of Secretary. In June 2010 the position of Treasurer was added to my duties. My involvement with the San Pedro Neighborhood Association includes being a board member and Treasurer. Over the past 28 years I have held various offices in a national non-profit organization which promotes the education of women. Living in this part of New Mexico commits you to maintaining the rural atmosphere, beauty and uniqueness of the Turquoise Trail.
Mike Madden, Director—Open Space and Trails
I'm the TTRA Open Space andTrails Director. Self-locomotion sports including hiking, biking and cross country skiing appeal to me. Additional recreation facilities are needed for each of these activities along the Turquoise Trail. Other involvements: San Pedro Overlook HOA Board Member for 5 years, co-founder of East Mountain Regional Trails Council.
Marc Choyt is President of Reflective Images Jewelry, the first Fairtrade Gold jeweler in the US. He works for environmental and social justice globally through fair trade. He is a hard rock mining activist and joined TTRA in 2013 to assist with the Stop Santa Fe Gold campaign.