Mission of Committees Purpose:
Charged with promotion and development of youth, agriculture, home economics, creative arts skills, and similar activities of interest by holding an annual fair and such other public exhibits as may be determined. Shall recommend other actions that it deems fit, including property and facility maintenance, development and leasing, contracting for services and acquiring equipment and facilities. They shall establish policies concerning the management; conduct; and activities of the Fair Board.
Committee Members: Shawn Thompson, Tom Spindle, Natalie Baca, Gary Runner, Michael Dobesh, Lisa Frybarger, Lisa Gustin, Terri Werner, and Kareen Reyer
Terms of Each Member:
Bio of each member:
Shawn Thompson – Has resided in Edgewood for 36 years. Self employed General contractor doing business in the East Mountains for 15 years. Mr. Thompson grew up in the Santa Fe County 4-H Program, Moriarty Future Farmers of America (FFA), and has been a project leader of the Los Amigos 4-H Club for the last nine years. He is the proud father of two Santa Fe County 4-H’ers. He has been a member of the SFC Fair Board for six years and is currently serving as Chairman.
Tom Spindle – He is a lifetime resident of Southern Santa Fe County having grown up in Edgewood and later moving to Stanley as an adult. Mr. Spindle grew up being involved in the Santa Fe County 4-H and Moriarty FFA programs. He continues to be involved in the program as a 4-H Project Leader. Spindle is a full time rancher, has been serving on the SFC Fair Board and the Estancia Basin Water Board for the past three years and is past Chairman of the New Mexico Beef Council.
Natalie Baca – She has been a secretary and contributing member of the Fair Board for five years. In addition to raising a 4-H family, Mrs. Baca brings her expertise in graphic design and marketing to promote the Fair. She has 25 years experience in graphic design and photography and currently is the graphic designer for the much-saluted New Mexico History Museum in Santa Fe.
Gary Runner – He is a native of Santa Fe and is self-employed electrical contractor. He has three boys that have been in the SFC 4-H program. He has been on the SFC Fair Board for over 10 years serving as Chairman for six of those years.
Michael Dobesh - He was born and raised on a farm in eastern Nebraska where he grew up in the 4-H program for nine years as a youth. He attended veterinary school at Colorado State University, graduating in 1990. He has been employed at Smith Veterinary Hospital for the last 20 years, a business which he and his wife Kathy own.
Lisa Frybarger – She has been serving on the SFC Fair Board for the last five years. Mrs. Frybarger and her family moved to the Santa Fe area 20 years ago from eastern Colorado. Aside from having served as an organizational 4-H Leader, she has also worked in the Santa Fe Public Schools as a Teaching Assistant. Both of her daughters have grown up in the Santa Fe County
Lisa Gustin – She is a third grade teacher at the Moriarty-Edgewood School district and has been teaching for nine years. This is her first year on the fair board. She has served on the schools PTO’s for 10 years, both in elementary and middle school as well as on the New Mexico Taxidermy Board for five years. She has assisted as a 4-H Leader for about seven years and has been on several 4-H activity committees.
Terri Werner – She is on her third year on the SFC Fair Board. She has been very involved with the 4-H Youth of Santa Fe County for the last nine years. She has served as the County Fair Horse Show Superintendent since 2005. She also serves as a co-coordinator for out Santa Fe County Fair Queen and Princess for the past few years. She loves to see our youth believe in themselves, grow in independence, and thrive with whatever their passion is. She finds it an Honor to serve as a member in Santa Fe County Fair Board.
Kareen Reyer – She grew up in the 4-H program in five different states. She continues her involvement as a 4-H Project Leader in the Santa Fe County 4-H Program. She has been serving on the SFC Fair Board for almost seven years. She is currently employed by the McCurdy Schools and resides in Nambe.
There shall be no less than nine members and a maximum of thirteen members. Must be eighteen (18) years and older.
Schedule of Meetingss:
They meet quarterly on Mondays at 6pm at the Santa Fe County Fair Grounds, 3229 Rodeo Road, Santa Fe, NM. Future meeting dates are determined at their last meeting.
Santa Fe County Contact
Liaison: Anna L. Bransford
Phone (505) 992-9838