Staff and Board

These are just some of the people behind the New Mexico Green Chamber of Commerce.

Information on your more of your local chapter board members coming soon……

Staff

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Carrie Hamblen, Executive Director-Las Cruces Chapter

Carrie Hamblen served as the Operations Manager at KRWG Radio, the Las Cruces National Public Radio affiliate, since 1997 but has been in Public Radio for 20 years. She was the local host of Morning Edition and of the public affairs program, Images.

For the past 12 years, Carrie has served on the Board of Directors for the Las Cruces chapter of Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) where she oversaw the creation of the Emily Cohen Endowment, a doubling in chapter membership, and several years of successful fundraising. Monies from the fundraising were donated to statewide organizations lobbying for LBGT rights, local groups and scholarships for local university students. She has been the President since 2009.

In addition, Carrie has served as Co-Chair of the Southern New Mexico PRIDE Board of Directors, leading an outstanding group of volunteers in creating the second largest gay pride celebration in the state. She holds a Masters Degree in Communication Studies from New Mexico State University, Bachelors in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Texas at El Paso and is currently pursuing a Masters in Public Administration from NMSU.

Email: Carrie@nmgreenchamber.com

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Cissy McAndrew, Executive Director-Southwest Chapter

Cissy received her B.S. in Pre-Architecture and Urban Planning and a M.S. in Resource Allocation and Design.

Her career path continued as a Licensed General Contractor/Designer of Energy Efficient and Solar Projects, a Residential and a Light Commercial Certified Energy Auditor, Municipal Power System Energy Conservation Manager, National Energy Foundation Projects Consultant and Certified Fundraiser.

Cissy is also the only Certified EcoBroker™ and GREEN Realtor in SW New Mexico, and serves on the boards of Habitat for Humanity-Gila Region, and the Silver City MainStreet Project.

Erin Sanborn

Erin Sanborn, Executive Director-Taos Chapter

Erin Sanborn has twenty-seven years working in the fields of Organization Development and International Conflict Resolution. She provides services in strategic planning, leadership coaching and neutral third party facilitation. Her work crosses all sectors: corporate, public, government, and community.

Over the last decade, she has worked extensively in the realms of inter-cultural communications and international relations. She has specific expertise in designing and managing public-private community partnerships. Her professional commitment is to triple bottom line organizations/businesses, developing food and agricultural systems, and building economic sustainability.

Erin is the founder and president of Collaborative Green (CG), a sustainability consulting firm. CG works with organizations committed to sustainability and moving towards zero waste production. Erin is also a farmer and participates in Taos’ farmers markets.

Email: Erin@nmgreenchamber.com

Glenn Schiffbauer

Glenn Schiffbauer, Executive Director-Santa Fe Chapter

Glenn Schiffbauer, a native New Mexican, received his BBA from New Mexico State University and his MBA from the Robert O. Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico.  After 16 years in management at renowned Rancho Encantado, he started two small businesses in Santa Fe.  He also worked with his wife Kim as a consultant for businesses statewide in both marketing and public affairs.  In 2005 he became a liaison and project manager for Robert Redford in New Mexico working on a variety of projects from film to governmental to green construction.

Glenn serves on the Sustainable Santa Fe Commission and the Santa Fe Green Lodging Initiative.

Board of Directors

Adrian N. Carver

Adrian N. Carver, President, State Board of Directors

Adrian Carver is a young non-profit professional seeking social and restorative justice through the culturally, socially, and community competent implementation of innovative initiatives and solutions.

Adrian, a native of Albuquerque, is a hardworking and committed advocate for young people in New Mexico. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from the University of New Mexico. His passion for Positive Youth Development began early as a student when he became a founding member of the New Mexico Youth Alliance (NMYA).  The NMYA is a statewide youth advisory council which works to get young people involved with the policy-making process at all levels. Through the years, Adrian has served with many organizations in a number of capacities, such as Amnesty International, the Educational Equity Working Group, the New Mexico Men’s Council for Boys and Young Men, the New Mexico Teen Pregnancy Coalition, the New Mexico Alliance for Fathers and Families, the Men of Color Alliance at the UNM, the National Hispanic Cultural Center, Partners in Education and Advocates for Public Schools, the Associated Students of UNM, One Million Bones, and was a member of the Board of Directors for the New Mexico Forum for Youth in Community.

In May 2013, Adrian was elected President of the Young Democrats of New Mexico. Adrian currently serves on the Nob Hill Neighborhood Association Board, the Albuquerque/Rio Rancho Green Chamber of Commerce Board, the New Mexico Alliance for School Based Health Care Board, and the Mayor’s Office of Volunteer Engagement Board of Advisors.  He was also recently honored as a recipient of Albuquerque Business First’s top 40 under Forty award, and New Mexico Voices for Children’s Amy Biehl Spirit of Youth Award.  Adrian is currently the Program Manager of the New Mexico Youth Alliance at the New Mexico Forum for Youth in Community.

Lucas Herndon, Las Cruces Chapter President

Lucas has lived in the Mesilla Valley for 26 years calls Las Cruces home along with his wife and daughter. Growing up in a family that owned a small business left a distinct impression at a young age that local business tends to impact the community in a direct and meaningful way. Lucas earned a bachelor’s degree in History from New Mexico State University and spent five years managing one of Las Cruces’ premier small businesses, COAS Used Books before starting his own insurance company in 2011. After working within the community for about a year Lucas was given the unique honor of becoming the Executive Director of the Friends of the Organ Mountains Desert Peaks, a local nonprofit working to educate the public and advocate for the creation of a national monument in Dona Ana County to preserve public land. Lucas became involved with the LCGCC in 2011 and enjoys working with the Think Local First committee and now serves as secretary for the chamber.

He became interested in the Las Cruces Green Chamber of Commerce after meeting local business owners and seeing how different companies were being run. “The idea of being involved with a group that so passionately reveres both local business and the concept of sustainability just seemed like a great fit for me,” said Herndon. “I love traveling, visiting my mom in Oregon, and other family all over the country, but coming home to Las Cruces is still what I want to do and helping any way I can to improve my community is what I want to be doing now.”

Herndon is married to local artist Emma Henderson, who recently won the Audience Favorite Award at the first Avenue Art Festival in Downtown Las Cruces. They have a three year old daughter and two cats that share their home in the University Hills neighborhood.

Brad Hill

Brad E. Hill

Brad E. Hill is a construction industry professional with over thirty years of experience in residential construction and twenty years in affordable housing program administration and compliance. He served as a Planner with the New Mexico State Housing Division, and with the NM Mortgage Finance Authority as Compliance Manager.

Brad is a committed advocate for efficient and healthy affordable housing. He is an expert in the incorporation of sustainability and high performance building standards into affordable housing projects and programs. He is currently the national co-chair of the US Green Building Council Healthy and Efficient Affordable Homes Advocacy Committee. He has held the positions of Chapter Advocate for the USGBC New Mexico Chapter; Government Affairs Chairman for: The New Mexico Home Builders Association, the Home Builders Association of Central NM and the Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association.

Mr. Hill is a founding member of Green Insight, LLC a New Mexico based company with offices in Albuquerque and Florida. Green Insight provides consulting, program and project management, assessment and verification services for residential projects seeking to attain the highest levels of building performance utilizing consensus based building science standards. Green Insight further provides quality assurance and compliance verification services for projects and programs which seek to attain building standards incentivized or mandated by government program requirements. Green Insight as a LEED for Homes Provider has participated in the certification of over one thousand units of affordable housing under that program.

He is a dedicated public servant and is currently the Mayor in his home community of Edgewood, NM. Prior to his election as Mayor he served two terms as a Town Councilman

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Gordon West, Southwest NM Chapter President

Gordon West has owned and operated Santa Clara Woodworks, a construction contracting, wood processing, and woodworking business since 1977 and holds a NM GB-98 Residential and Commercial Contractors license. He has also worked extensively in public lands conservation and local economic development in a volunteer capacity for 25 years.

In 1992, Gordon became chair of the Selkirk-Priest Basin Association, a grassroots conservation group in northern Idaho. In 1998, he co-founded Gila WoodNet (Silver City, NM), a nonprofit research and development corporation dedicated to creating products and processes related to forest ecosystem restoration efforts. In 2004, he also co-founded Restoration Technologies LLC, a research, development and commercialization company dedicated to creating high-value products using low-value biomass while adhering to triple-bottom-line business principles. RT is currently West’s primary business venture in commercializing Zerosion and developing Chipcrete. In 2011, Gordon founded Gila Wood Products LLC, a viga, mulch, and firewood company also manufacturing and installing high quality cellulose insulation made from locally recycled cardboard. In 2013, Gordon became an Equity member of San Vicente farms LLC.

Mr. West has 37 years of experience in triple bottom line collaboration in transforming “waste” materials into profit centers suited for rural community business opportunities.

Regina Wheeler

Regina Wheeler

Ms. Wheeler holds a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering from New Mexico State University and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Mexico.  She has 20 years of experience in organizational leadership and operations management. A seasoned executive manager, Ms. Wheeler leads organizations to identify and respond to opportunities; build capacity and culture; deliver products and services that meet client requirements; cultivate customer awareness; and achieve financial goals.

Ms. Wheeler is a valuable integrator of change. With a passion for synthesizing outcomes, she has a unique ability to bring people together to achieve unprecedented results. During her career, Ms. Wheeler has led private, government and non-profit organizations through game changing projects and initiatives such as conceiving and constructing the first LEED certified solid waste facility in New Mexico; securing an industry leader as the first customer for a technology startup company in Santa Fe; and preparing to install 2 megawatts of solar photovoltaic panels on a closing landfill.

New Board Members-Bios Coming Soon!

Brian Morris