Meet our Board
William A. Miller, Chairman and Treasurer of the Creative Santa Fe Board of Directors, is President of Miller Strategic Consulting, LLC (MSC). MSC invests in and actively participates in the management and development of entrepreneurial companies. Miller is a board member of Avisa Pharma. He is a member of the Board of Advisors for Wasatch NM Fund and serves on the Advisory Board of Avalon Trust Company. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of SITE Santa Fe.
Miller is a 2009 recipient of the New Mexico Governor’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts as a Major Contributor to the Arts. Miller received a BA in philosophy from Ohio Wesleyan University and an MBA in finance from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago. He resides in Santa Fe.
Joel F. Barber is the principal of Eurasia Advisors, offering finance, strategy and business development advisory services to firms in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States, with a focus on technology, aviation and aerospace industries. Barber grew up in Los Alamos, New Mexico and now splits his time between Moscow and London. He received his MBA from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Business Administration and an MS in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT.
Mark Johnson is currently co-founder and CEO of Descartes Labs, a company applying machine learning to satellite imagery and building a living, breathing atlas of the world. Prior to Descartes, Mark served as CEO of Zite where he helped the company grow from a search startup without a product to a successful personalized iPad magazine. Mark sold Zite to CNN five months after the company launched and eventually sold Zite out of CNN to Flipboard in March 2014. Before Zite, Mark was a product manager at SAP and then plunged into three successful search startups: SideStep (acquired by Kayak for $180M in December 2007), Kosmix (acquired by Walmart in April 2011), and Powerset (acquired by Microsoft in July 2008). Mark studied philosophy at Stanford University.
Angela Martin is a rancher, writer, investor, philanthropist and world traveler. A native South Texan and third generation ranching family, Martin maintains a residence in Texas and is active in the ranching business. She attended Stephens College, Columbia, Missouri and at age twenty-one launched a retail home furnishings business in Houston that she built into multiple stores and sold in 1994. In 1998, Martin founded an Internet startup for secondary market blue chip art. Martin is currently a partner and angel investor in Digitz’s and is President and member of the board of the Campana Foundation. Her connection with Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico began at age twelve when her family purchased a remote homestead in Taos. She now has a permanent residence and spends a large portion of time in Santa Fe.
Charles F. “Chuck” Moore is the founding principal of Moore Horizons. This specialty-consulting firm, with offices in Santa Fe and Miami, deliver some of the most compelling and unique branding and marketing programs to the global commercial real estate industry. Known internationally for innovative strategies and solutions to mitigate investment risk, Chuck continues to lead the firm’s innovative effort in the strategic positioning of real estate portfolios and the development of a brand equity that best reinforces and supports the portfolio investment strategy. Combining his architectural education from The University of Houston with over thirty years of real estate experience, Moore Horizons continues to deliver quantifiable value to all of their client relationships. Chuck is a board member of The Santa Fe Opera and SITE Santa Fe and Barbara is a board member of the National Dance Institute of New Mexico.
Victoria J. Mora is a New Mexico native and Santa Fe resident who received her BA at UNM and Ph.D. in Philosophy from Yale University. Mora is currently Vice President for Advancement at St. John’s College in Santa Fe where she was on Faculty and then served as Dean from 2006 to 2011. She currently serves on the board of the Association for Core Texts and Courses (ACTC). A respected academic and St. Johns tutor, Mora has lectured in the US, Canada, and China. Mora is married to Tomas Fernandez, has two children, Marisol and Alejandro, and three step-sons.
James D. Patterson retired to Santa Fe in 2000 after spending thirty-five years in the advertising community in Chicago. Patterson spent most of his career running major national accounts for various Chicago advertising agencies. He was at Leo Burnett for eighteen years, a stint that included becoming a Vice President, running McDonald’s international campaign for seven years, and managing Burnett’s eighty-person Singapore office. Patterson created and published the smARTbook, a guidebook to the arts in Chicago. He spent five years as Vice President of Client Service and as Chief Financial Officer of D&H, an advertising division of HA•LO in Chicago. During this time, he spent eight years (five as President) of the Board of City Lit theater company. Patterson is the co-founder of The Idea Group of Santa Fe, a unique strategic solutions company. He is a graduate of Brown University. He resides in Santa Fe.
Sandy Zane is the owner of the Zane Bennett Contemporary Art Gallery (now operating online only) and a new sister gallery called form and concept in a 10,000 sq ft physical space in Santa Fe, NM. Ms. Zane has worked in the non-profit sector for many years as a director and as a grants writer. She is an accomplished artist and has exhibited her prints and paintings in many solo shows and group exhibitions, primarily in New York, Texas and New Mexico. She has served on the Board of the New Mexico State University Foundation as well as on the boards of other non-profit arts and entrepreneurial organizations in New Mexico.
In her varied career, Ms. Zane, a private pilot, has operated an airport community in the Chicago area, replacing taxiways and runways, and updating fueling systems during her tenure in office. She spent fifteen years in the brokerage industry, working for both commodities and securities companies with expertise in risk and compliance. She was employed for four years in the NYC and Boston areas as a "head hunter" in the computer industry, specializing in the recruitment of candidates for artificial intelligence and robotics projects.
She earned a BA in Arts Administration from Bard College in the Hudson Valley of New York. She and her husband have six children and eleven grandchildren ranging in age from 8 - 18. She has lived in Santa Fe full time for ten years.