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FIRST WORD With Fine Lifestyles editor EMMALY WIEDERHOLT

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pringtime always feels like poetry in action. From El Nino’s rushing run-off in rivers and streams to the baby birds chirping in newly budded trees, there is always much to inspire the heart and tongue this time of year. This is why it’s a particular honor to feature Rudolfo Anaya in this issue. The New Mexican literary great recently published his first poetry anthology, Poems from the Río Grande, and it is every bit as moving as the waters pulsing in our state’s Great River. But there is certainly a poetry that extends beyond words, and that exists in this issue as well. Whether it’s the poetry of serving a community’s changing needs, as Reynolds & Rodar Insurance Group has done for 130 years, or the poetry involved in a seamless wedding (hint… check out this issue’s wedding feature), the poetry of a job well done or a service well rendered can speak to the heart as much as an elegant turn of phrase. This spring, may you find yourself renewed and inspired to take advantage of the myriad poetic gifts New Mexico offers those of us who call its vast blue skies home.

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CONTENTS DEPARTMENTS STYLE ..................................................... 8 HEALTH & WELLNESS ......................28 ARTS, DINING & ENTERTAINMENT ....41 HOUSE & HOME ................................. 75 SPORTS, RECREATION & TRAVEL.86 PETS .......................................................91

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FEATURES COVER: Reynolds & Rodar: 130 Years of Service ............................. 102 Wedding Feature ..................................... 22 Rudolfo Anaya’s Poetic Side...............42 Opera Southwest Takes Big Risks ....48 Trout Fishing Paradise ...........................86 Dan Burrell Invests in New Mexico’s Future ..............................96

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With a bit of thought and care, your proposal can be as memorable and special as the Wedding day. can’t be everywhere at once, especially if you want to pull off a surprise. Often, I play a part, pretending to give someone a tour or something like that, and then we walk into the proposal. It makes it really exciting.”

One last tip: “Have someone there to take photographs and, if possible, to do videography,” Mestas offers. “The person getting proposed to will really love this, especially seeing some of the behind-the-scenes effort, and family and friends who can’t be there will love seeing the photos. If a professional photographer is hired to take the photos, you can pay for a little more time and possibly do an engagement session as well that can be used on save-the-dates, holiday cards, and your wedding website.” “Just be true to the love you have together,” Mestas sums up. With a bit of thought and care, your proposal can be as memorable and special as the wedding day. Lauren Mestas of Just Lovely Wedding & Event Planning LLC. Photo by Alicia Lucia Photography


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AND HOW IT GOT HERE By Emmaly Wiederholt

If turquoise is the state gem, then silver should be the state metal. The two go together like bread and butter. But the token look of jewelry from New Mexico has a history that can be traced back several thousand years.

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ilver was first mined beginning in 3,000 BC in what is now Turkey. Around 1,200 BC, silver was discovered near the town of Laurium, Greece, which quickly lent wealth to nearby Athens. In 100 AD, the capital of silver production shifted to Spain, which became the major supplier to the Roman Empire and an essential trading component along the Asian spice routes. Although silver mining spread into central Europe throughout the Middle Ages, the most important development in the history of silver production came with the Spanish invasion of the New World; between 1500 and 1800, Bolivia, Peru and Mexico accounted for over 85 percent of the world’s silver production and trade.

The first known Navajo silversmith was Atsidi Sani. Although predominantly an ironsmith, Atsidi Sani passed on his knowledge to his four sons, as well as his young brother, Slender Maker of Silver, who would become known as one of the best silversmiths of his time.

The first major discovery of silver in the United States came in 1859 with the Comstock Lode. Under Mount Davidson in the Virginia range of western Nevada, the Comstock Lode is notable not only for the bounty of silver it brought to the Southwest, but also for its important mining developments in technology devised during the late 1800s.

Zuni silver work first appeared in the early 1870s. Already skilled metalworkers and lapidaries, the Zuni built upon the Navajo silversmith methods to create the fine inlay we now associate with their jewelry. Lanyade, considered the first Zuni silversmith, traveled between the various pueblos selling his jewelry and consequently spreading the regional affinity for silver. Because of the way silversmith skills were shared, most native southwestern jewelry heralds from the Navajo tradition.

In fact, the period from 1876 to 1920 was marked by an explosion in both technological innovation and exploitation of new regions worldwide. New discoveries in Australia, Central America and Europe resulted in a 50 percent increase in global production. The Spanish influence introduced a decidedly new look to the traditional Navajo and Pueblo jewelry traditions; they combined the sky stone with the silver smith methods brought to the region by the European conquerors. Early Navajo silversmiths melted down silver coins, candlesticks and cutlery to make concha belts, bracelets, bow guards, tobacco flasks and necklaces, from which rings, earrings, pins, hair ornaments, buckles and bolos evolved in the late 1880s.

Today, tribal, Spanish and contemporary designs are freely combined. From reservations to museums and art galleries, the distinctive silver jewelry adorned with gemstones from the area, most notably turquoise, has created a look that New Mexicans – from Spanish and Native to Mexican and gringo – have come to cherish.

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rtistry. Alchemy. Authenticity. The Somers line of jewelry, represented for more than a decade in galleries, museum shops and luxury retailers across the country, opened its flagship store only last year a stone’s throw from the Plaza. “It was time to create a retail presence here in Santa Fe, where the idea behind the collection was born,” says owner and style maven-in-chief Hillary Randolph. The collection’s timeless allure has always drawn on sensual organic forms, exquisitely crafted in precious metal. Yet its effortless, contemporary edge — and the gallery’s casual luxurious feel — are 100 percent

Hillary, whose intuitive and confident sense of design marries materials and elements in truly inspired style. 2016 ushers in an exciting transition for the gallery, rechristened GRACE, as Hillary introduces her own lifestyle brand alongside the Somers line, beginning with jewelry available via wholesale and retail. Accessories and artful objects will follow, from private label leather goods to one-of-a kind decorative pieces for the home — the product of collaborations between Hillary and American artisans she’s discovered through her travels. “This change reflects a huge evolution in my thinking and the way I embrace

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my life as an entrepreneur, woman and designer,” she explains. “It was time to stop downplaying my creative role in the business and commit to finding new ways to express my vision, which is all about balance and inner grace.”

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thing you have to consider. Including or excluding your partner’s input is also a very important decision. These days, engagement rings can be comprised of many different stones and metals other than the traditional white diamond wedding set, so you can find a combination of design, gemstones and metals which will work within your budget.

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ow that you have chosen to make a commitment to your significant other, and intend to exchange rings, you have some decisions to make. The first thing I recommend is to find a jeweler or jewelry designer with whom you can develop a good working relationship. There are several very talented jewelers and designers in Santa Fe. The qualities to look for in a jeweler are a good reputation, talent, experience, good listening skills, and diamond and gemstone knowledge and sourcing. Before you decide, make appointments with a few designers for a short conversation to get a feel of their skill level, design and manufacturing abilities. Determining your budget is the next

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When choosing a gemstone engagement ring, and you are on a budget, I advise prioritizing the gemstone over the ring mounting. If you have chosen to make the ring a surprise, your beloved will be able to have input into the final design of the engagement/wedding ring. DIAMONDS Diamonds are the most widely given stones as engagement gems. White, natural colored and irradiated diamonds are all available. Work with your jeweler’s inventory to determine what size and cut will please you. If you decide to purchase online, buy only a GIA certified diamond, and pay a Graduate Gemologist to examine it to be sure it’s what’s represented. If you are using a family diamond, make sure your jeweler provides you with an accurate replacement value. Natural colored diamonds are available in several colors, the most popular being yellow, brown and pink. Champagne and cognac diamonds are a less expensive and a more understated choice in engagement stones as you can get a larger stone for your money. Fancy colored yellows and pinks have many color variations, but are rarer and more expensive than white diamonds.

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If you’d like a colored diamond without the cost of a natural colored diamond, consider irradiated diamonds. They are not radioactive and the color is stable. Popular colors are green, blue, yellow, orange and brown. SAPPHIRES AND RUBIES The other gems I recommend for engagement rings are sapphires and rubies, the second hardest gemstones on earth and varieties of Corundum. They come in every color of the rainbow. Ruby is red Corundum. Sapphire is usually less expensive than diamond, has stunning color and good wear-ability. Ruby is rarer than sapphire and more costly than both diamond and sapphire. Other varieties of gemstones are too soft or need too much care to be suitable engagement stones. WEDDING RINGS Once you set the date for your celebration, it’s time to choose your wedding ring. Traditionally, many couples match their wedding rings to the engagement ring. These days, whatever you decide goes. There is such a wide array of gemstones, metals and combinations on the market today, that making a choice can be very difficult. Trust your jeweler to manifest your vision and help with your decision for the one ring most important in your life. Valerie Jean Fairchild has been designing and manufacturing jewelry in Santa Fe since 1976. She is the owner and main designer at Fairchild and Company on West San Francisco Street.


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hat’s in a hat? More than you might expect. For Milton Johnson, president of Montecristi Custom Hat Works, a fine hat goes beyond being a head covering; it’s a piece of art. And like any high level art, skill is required at every step of the process. Johnson found his way into the hat business over 40 years ago while on a business trip to South America. “I stumbled into the little village of Montecristi, Ecuador, and found these incredible Panama hats,” Johnson relates. “The weaving was unbelievable. They

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didn’t weigh a lot and they didn’t break, so I bought some and brought them back to the states. But they were raw materials, not hats. So I bought some modest equipment and taught myself to make hats. That’s how it all started.” Johnson first worked only in Panama hats, but in the early 80s bought Lone Star Hatters in Austin, and from there learned to make fur felt hats as well. What makes Johnson’s Panama hats so divine? “The quality of the weave has to do with the numbers of straws per square inch, but another indicator of quality is the consistency of the weave,” Johnson

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notes. “It takes three to six months for a weaver to complete an extra fino or better Panama hat. We have several families who work for us in Ecuador. I go down and visit with them several times a year, and we have many proprietary weaves.” How does a beautiful weave find itself into a wearable hat? It starts with a precise determination of size based upon the circumference and shape of a person’s head. A 100 year-old tool called a conformitor takes a pattern of each customer’s head. Johnson quips: “Head shapes are like fingerprints; I’ve never seen two exactly alike.”


Once Johnson has measured a customer’s head and taken a template of their head shape, he uses high pressure steam to stretch the hat material over a wooden block of the size, height and configuration necessary to produce the style requested by the customer. The brims are then ironed and baked on wooden flange. Then the hat proceeds to the printing and fitting of the interior leather sweat band. All hats are blocked open-crown and hand-creased. Aside from the fact Montecristi’s inventory of Panama and fur felt is better than that of any custom hatter, the decorative hat bands are unlike what are offered anywhere else. Johnson works exclusively with silver and goldsmiths, commissioning them to create unique bands of the same tier of quality as his hats. “We found the people who had the skill, gave them some direction, and lo and behold,” Johnson says. And as for wear and tear, “Of course the more you wear it, the more the hat shows signs of wear, especially in hot climates, but we also clean and restore your hat,” Johnsons reassures. He sums it up: “What you’re buying from us is a piece of material, and our expertise in fitting, styling and caring for it.” In other words, a piece of art for the head. Montecristi Custom Hat Works 322 McKenzie St. 505.983.9598 Montecristihats.com

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Is a wedding on your horizon? Every journey towards matrimony starts with a proposal, and most of us remember our proposal like we remember our first kiss; it is indelibly etched in our memory. So make it memorable! The proposal sets the tone for the entire wedding, and even the marriage to come.

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ne of the services offered by Lauren Mestas of Just Lovely Wedding & Event Planning LLC is proposals. Mestas has been involved in event planning for four years, with one year running her own business. She planned her first proposal while working at a winery. “We set up candles in the shape of a heart in the barrel room,” she describes. “His family and her family were in on it, and we all just pretended they were there to do a wine tasting. I gave them a tour of the winery, leading them into the barrel room. She walked in, and the look on her face was priceless. He took her over and stood in the middle of the heart, and she started crying. It was so incredible and very rewarding.” Of course, a proposal planner isn’t absolutely necessary, though it helps with more elaborate proposals. But in order to make it perfect in every way, Mestas shares some tips: “Think about what the person being proposed to is like,” she relates. “What does she value? I wouldn’t set someone up with a public proposal at a basketball game if the woman didn’t like sports. All the proposals I’ve designed were intricate, but intimate as well. The woman being proposed to might be a little more reserved. That’s something to consider: what would she feel comfortable with?” Mestas notes how essential someone with her services can be: “If you’re wanting to do something that has a lot of moving parts or is staged, it’s important to use a proposal planner because it’s like wedding planning – you

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With a bit of thought and care, your proposal can be as memorable and special as the Wedding day. can’t be everywhere at once, especially if you want to pull off a surprise. Often, I play a part, pretending to give someone a tour or something like that, and then we walk into the proposal. It makes it really exciting.”

One last tip: “Have someone there to take photographs and, if possible, to do videography,” Mestas offers. “The person getting proposed to will really love this, especially seeing some of the behind-the-scenes effort, and family and friends who can’t be there will love seeing the photos. If a professional photographer is hired to take the photos, you can pay for a little more time and possibly do an engagement session as well that can be used on save-the-dates, holiday cards, and your wedding website.” “Just be true to the love you have together,” Mestas sums up. With a bit of thought and care, your proposal can be as memorable and special as the wedding day. Lauren Mestas of Just Lovely Wedding & Event Planning LLC. Photo by Alicia Lucia Photography

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Jewelry demands a certain special attention. It exists to flatter, and a good piece often becomes an heirloom. Thus, when choosing a wedding ring, it’s important to seek out a jeweler who not only understands its significance, but respects its symbolism and singularity. That little piece of metal and stone will sit on your hand throughout the years, and one day possibly be passed down to a grandchild.

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t is this understanding and respect for which James Kallas has come to be known. Owner of James Kallas Jewelers Inc., Kallas’ breadth of workmanship underlies his depth of skill. “I started making jewelry when I was 12,” Kallas relates. “Friends of my parents won a raffle on jewelry equipment, so I’d go into their basement and start to make jewelry with it. Over the years I kept building on those first steps. I’m mostly self-taught, but everyone meets people along the way who influence them. Even employees have influenced my work, and I’m grateful for all of my teachers.” Kallas has worked in Santa Fe since 1991, and opened James Kallas Jewelers in 1996. When a newly engaged couple comes in looking for custom wedding rings, Kallas generally begins with computer-aided design. Though he starts on paper, discerning what styles his customers gravitate toward, that information is soon transferred to a computer where a design can be rendered

for preview. This way, variances in metal or stone can easily be modified and reflected for the customer to see. “The biggest argument against custom design is the customer doesn’t know exactly what they’ll get. We try to remove the unknown from the equation. By rendering a picture, the customer has a more precise idea of what the ring will actually look like,” Kallas explains. “The idea is to make something completely your own.” From there, the design is transmitted to the milling machines, where a three dimensional model of the ring is created. The ring itself is cast in Kallas’ shop, which extends behind his showroom. In fact, two-thirds of the shop is devoted to the making of jewelry; only 500 sq. ft. of the 1500 sq. ft. space is a showroom, though an impressive showroom it is. In addition to custom design, Kallas and his team are expert repairmen; if you

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want to restore your grandmother’s ring to its former glory, James Kallas Jewelers is the place to go. And should a customer be looking for a unique piece but isn’t necessarily interested in going through the design process, the majority of the showroom’s inventory is custom-made. “Custom is what we do; when I’m not doing custom work for other people, I play around in my own shop,” Kallas describes. He continues: “My desire to know as much as I can about jewelry drove me to master lapidary, granulation, every metal you can imagine, and even mokume gane – a process of layering metals.” “It’s the best shop in town,” says employee Huntor Gent. Kallas adds: “We love what we do and are excited we get to do it every day.” James Kallas Jewelers 2801 Rodeo Rd. Ste. B10 505.986.1955 www.jameskallasjewelersinc.com

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ost of us have seen the tantalizing undulations and circular motions of belly dance. Aside from the sexy costume, the Middle Eastern dance form is exceedingly captivating. A highly talented belly dancer is truly an artist in her own right.

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But there’s no reason anyone can’t get into belly dance. The graceful hip drops, rolls and pivots engage muscle groups in the abdomen, pelvis, trunk, spine and neck, working with the body instead of against it. And although belly dance requires skill to reach a performative level, anyone who’s interested can enjoy practicing it. Belly dance, also known as raks sharki in Arabic, is an ancient dance form that evolved throughout the Middle Eastern part of the world. Originally performed only by women, it developed as an improvised solo to live music. Today, belly dance has found popularity in every corner of the globe, from Australia and Asia to the Americas and Europe. Fusion styles and contemporary forms have evolved belly dance away from its original improvisational style, but the sensuous nature of the dance remains. Here in Santa Fe, Deborah Newberg of Saltanah Studios offers classes to everyone and anyone interested in finding both the joy and health benefits of belly dance. She directs her belly dance company, Saltanah Dancers, as well as teaches at Santa Fe Community College and Dance Space Santa Fe. “When I was 26, I walked into my first belly dance class. I saw a flier and decided to check it out,” Newberg relates. “I loved the music right away; it really spoke to me. And the movement… I felt like I was born to do it.” “The movements originate in the torso rather than the limbs,” Newberg explains. “It’s not about extending out through space, but about recycling energy by drawing the energy of the music into yourself and radiating it out again. Each dancer has her own individual expression, but there are also cultural styles from region to region within different countries. In belly dance, there’s more of an emphasis on feeling than on technique for its own sake. The idea is not to display virtuosity. It’s more about expression.” That expression translates into tangible health benefits. The emphasis on the torso can lead to improved posture and muscle tone. Small muscle groups deep in the back that are normally under-exercised are used and strengthened. This toning effect also extends to the arms and shoulders, and is evident early on, since holding the arms aloft is an important element of the dance. The non-impactful nature of belly dance makes it ideal for those looking for exercise that doesn’t place stress on the joints. “Since belly dance was originally a dance form done by all women, there was no body type, since all women have bodies,” asserts Newberg. “As far as the sensuality, it’s a beautiful and sexy way of moving. You don’t need to have any particular body type to express that.”

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Optimizing Your Body On A

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n today’s Western world, the demands on the mind and body are great. From the increased amount of time many of us spend in front of screens to the toxins in our food, air and water, wouldn’t it be great if there was a place that offers comprehensive health solutions rooted in self-care and sustainability?

balancing, weight loss programs to massage, skin care and Myers Cocktails.

causing pain, inflammation, weight loss resistance and chronic health conditions.

To ring in its second decade, Santa Fe Soul is launching an audacious new service that compounds much of what was previously offered into one complete package in one room: the Body Optimization System Studio.

Dr. Robyn Benson, Doctor of Oriental Medicine, founded Santa Fe Soul Center for Optimal Health 11 years ago, and every detail was built with intention. The center boasts 15 practitioners who specialize in just about every holistic practice available, from acupuncture, hormone

The Body Optimization System Studio (or B.O.S.S. for short) launched February 2016. B.O.S.S. functions like a gym in that people may sign up for a membership and come as often as they feel is necessary. The goal is to reenergize and detox on a cellular level while removing the barriers that are

“We’re as healthy as our 70 trillion cells,” Dr. Benson notes. “In today’s world, people are wired, tired and sick. They’re not producing energy in the mitochondria of their cells. The B.O.S.S. room is the ultimate gym for your brain, hormones and body.” Services include cold laser pain management, body composition analysis, exercise with oxygen training, a Mercola vitamin D tanning bed and much more.

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Santa Fe Soul was founded as a sanctuary for health and wellness. When visitors walk in, they are greeted by a prayer wall painted


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by Jim Leisure that represents several healing and spiritual traditions from every corner of the globe. “Our therapies originate all over the world,” explains Dr. Benson, who herself has traveled to 74 countries. From the herbal pharmacy that draws upon herbs from 26 companies, to the 10 treatment rooms and new B.O.S.S. room, the vision of Santa Fe Soul provides a framework for self-care. A go-to for people who suffer from pain, hormone imbalances and auto-immune disorders, in the words of Dr. Christi Alsop, one of the center’s practitioners, “We want to get to the source of your prob-

lem, as well as inspire and educate you to care for your body.” One of the most popular treatments is Prolozone Therapy, a proliferous substance combined with ozone gas injected into a joint with the objective of rehabbing loose ligaments. Similarly, the Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy is a concentrated blood sample containing high levels of platelets, a critical component of the wound healing process. Or there’s the Myers Cocktail, an introvenous vitamin infusion which enhances the immune system, releases fatigue, helps with allergies, and reduces the

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symptoms of fibromyalgia and asthma. For Dr. Benson, it all comes down to selfcare and giving her patients the tools to be their own healthcare advocates. This is why she launched the online Self Care Revolution project in 2013. Her message extends well beyond the walls of Santa Fe Soul, though perhaps within those walls, and especially within the new B.O.S.S. room, is a very good place to start. Santa Fe Soul Center for Optimal Health 2905 Rodeo Park Dr. E #3 505.474.8555 SantaFeSoul.com

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Health Supplements

el Norte Pharmacy recognizes the many benefits nutritional supplements can provide when used properly. They are passionate about providing services and products aimed at improving the overall health and well-being of our community. Even with a balanced diet and adequate exercise, the stress of daily life can leave gaps in our nutrition, causing inflammation and tissue damage. The body’s immune response is responsible for repairing damage and keeping tissues healthy. Del Norte Pharmacy offers a wide variety of high quality, pharmaceutical grade nutritional supplements designed to support the body’s immune response.

the discovery of an additional way the body utilizes omega-3 fatty acids. Components in omega-3 fatty acids, primarily EPA and DHA, are used to form specialized pro-resolving mediators (SPMs). SPMs are responsible for resolution of the body’s natural immune response. Factors such as an individual’s health status or the progression of aging can interfere with the production of SPMs. When the immune response is left unresolved, it may negatively impact overall tissue health and how the body repairs tissue damage. This can result in chronic inflammation caused by an abundance of pro-inflammatory mediators. With this recent research about the importance of SPMs, Del Norte Pharmacy has decided to supplement their current omega fatty acid line with a new product targeted to support the body’s immune response. OmegaGenics SPM Active is one such product, and it includes a proprietary extract from fish oil that isolates two specific SPMs (17-HDHA and 18-HEPE). This product can be used alone or in combination with other omega fatty acid supplements to help combat chronic inflammation and improve the body’s immune response. This is just one example of the nutritional products the pharmacy provides to help people combat health problems and achieve their health goals.

Recent research in chronic inflammation and the body’s immune response has led to

Del Norte Pharmacy specializes in providing the highest quality, science-

Oliver Standford Pharmacist Del Norte Pharmacies and Home Medical Equipment of Santa Fe 505.988.9797 1691 Galisteo St www.delnortepharmacy.com

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based nutritional supplements. As many people know, all vitamins and supplements are not created equal. Nature’s Source Vitamins is a pharmaceutical grade supplement line made with pure, naturally derived ingredients. They are created by health care professionals who continually incorporate nutrition as a part of their standard of care when treating their patients. Many of their supplements serve to provide a good foundation for overall nutritional support, while others are designed to address patient specific needs. Del Norte Pharmacy, in collaboration with Nature’s Source Vitamins, constantly strives to create and supply products based on the latest scientific research and technology. They recognize the importance of quality for supplements to be safe and effective. The entire Nature’s Source Vitamin line exceeds USP standards for quality and dissolution. In order for supplements to be effective, they must remain stable and must quickly dissolve to be absorbed and utilized by the body. Del Norte Pharmacy continually strives to meet the needs of their patients and customers. Providing high quality nutritional supplements is just one more way this local pharmacy seeks to improve the health of people in our community.


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Compassionate Care

Using Advanced Technology By Debbie Stone Photos Anthony Evans

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here’s a reason why Eldorado Dental has a reputation for patient longevity. It’s all about the exemplary customer service and excellence in care people have come to expect from the office’s team of skilled dental professionals. The staff, headed by Dr. Haley Ritchey, is committed to providing a positive experience for all their patients, while promoting optimal health. “I take pride in our amazing customer service,” says Dr. Ritchey. “We have a well-oiled team;

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many members have been with me for years, and we really take the time to get to know our patients personally. They’re like family to us; we listen to each patients’ wants and needs.” As a dentist, Dr. Ritchey’s goal is to never stop learning and opening her mind to the advances in dentistry. She is an advocate of continuing education, not only for herself, but for her staff as well. “It gives them the opportunity to stay at the forefront of what’s happening in the

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field,” she explains. “As a result, we have the latest, cutting-edge technologies for advanced dental care here.” In addition to general and restorative procedures, Eldorado Dental offers digital x-rays that reduce patient radiation exposure significantly; a wide range of cosmetic dentistry services including natural color fillings, whitening and veneers; ClearCorrect (invisible braces); implants; root canal and bridge work; Ezlase (Diode lasers) to treat periodontal


disease, ulcers and lesions; and CEREC, which stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. The latter is a procedure using CAD/CAM technology to quickly restore damaged teeth with natural-colored ceramic fillings in a single appointment, saving patients time and inconvenience. With this innovative instrument, dentists no longer need to create temporaries or take impressions and send them to a lab, thus eliminating the traditional second visit. For patients who have particular difficulty in dealing with dental procedures, Dr. Ritchey offers conscious IV sedation. “This is something I am very proud of,” she says. “It’s a tough certification to get and I think there’s only one other dentist besides me in northern New Mexico that has this certification.” Dr. Ritchey explains that conscious IV sedation induces a state of deep relaxation. However, you remain conscious and are able to understand and respond to requests from your dentist. “It’s a great way for patients to be more comfortable and have a painless dental experience,” she adds. “We’ve had excellent success with it and our patients are happy knowing that this type of sedation is available to them.” Eldorado Dental now offers its patients Botox and Juvederm treatments. Both treatments are used in the facial care industry to help eliminate unwanted wrinkles and lines. “We are now licensed providers of these amazing skincare solutions,” says Dr. Ritchey, “and we are delighted to make them available to our patients.” From procedural descriptions to treatment options, Eldorado Dental prides itself on effective communication. In addition, seeing patients on time is a first priority. And lest you think this kind of care and treatment is out of your budget, there are numerous financial options. Most insurance plans are accepted, as well as veteran administration benefits. A smile is often said to be worth a thousand words, but one of the words on the lips of the many healthy smiles leaving Dr. Ritchey’s office is always, “Thank you.”

Eldorado Dental 1 Caliente Rd. 505.466.0999 www.eldoradodental.com Dr. Haley Ritchey and the staff at Eldorado Dental

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What is glaucoma?

or pain in the eye. This is yet another reason to see your eye care professional on a regular yearly basis. Your optometric physician will evaluate your eye health as part of your routine eye health exam. If there are suspected issues, he or she may ask you to return for a visual field test and/or return for more frequent visits to monitor eye health and pressures. When glaucoma is no longer suspected but confirmed, your doctor may prescribe a glaucoma medication that will help to control the pressures in your eye. Dr. Mark Rasmussen, OD 1651 Galisteo St, Suite 1 505.983.7746 ultimateeyecaresantafe.com

Think of your eye as a ball filled with fluid. The fluid is constantly being made in the eye and should continually be draining out of the eye. If the drain does not function

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Glaucoma is an eye condition caused by increased pressure in the eye. This increased pressure causes damage to the optic nerve and can worsen over time if not treated. Glaucoma can be inherited and can show up later in life. Without treatment, glaucoma can cause total permanent blindness within a few years. We call glaucoma the silent danger because there are no early symptoms

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properly and the fluid stops draining, the pressure begins to build up. When the pressure is elevated, the blood can no longer enter the eye as easily, and therefore is less able to feed the eye. When the eye is not fed, the fragile tissue inside the eye begins to die. This results in a slow loss of the peripheral vision and usually this vision loss is not noticed until it is too late. We hope that this has helped your understanding of glaucoma and why it is so important to see your optometric physician on a regular yearly basis! Come visit us in our new facility or make an appointment with Dr. Rasmussen for a thorough eye health examination..


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DISCOVER Your Range of Motion

Looking to increase your strength and flexibility, renew your energy, and generally find a sense of calm and wellbeing? Ever heard of Gyrotonic® or Gyrokinesis®?

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ungarian Juliu Horvath, a professional dancer from Romania, suffered a series of debilitating injuries during his dance career, and thus began developing what are now known as the Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis Methods as a way to heal himself and regain his strength and agility. Today, over 3,500 studios worldwide offer the Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis methods to folks of all ages and abilities, helping each to maximize their natural range of motion.

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What exactly is it? Gyrotonic exercise sequences are composed of spiraling, circular movements that flow together seamlessly in rhythmic repetitions with corresponding breathing patterns. To better enable these exercises, Horvath designed a specialized line of equipment that can be customized to fit each person’s unique physique and ability by adapting for height, arm and leg length, and physical ability. Gyrokinesis, on the other hand, is practiced with just a mat and chair

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through either group or private classes, or in the privacy of your own home through the use of a DVD. The movement has benefits and qualities similar to those found through yoga, Tai Chi, gymnastics and dance. Here in Santa Fe, there are a handful of studios and practitioners who can help you find the ease, strength and flexibility Gyrotonic and Gyokinesis delivers. And most important of all, it feels good!˜


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Benevolent Leadership

Corinna Stoeffl owner Being in Awareness 505.428.9089 BeingInAwareness.com Corinna@beinginawareness.com By appointment only

“We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” Albert Einstein

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hat does benevolent leadership mean? The original meaning of the word ‘benevolent’ comes from the Latin ‘bene’ and ‘volent’ which together mean ‘wishing well for all.’ In other words, it is about being willing to be aware of what one’s actions create for everyone. We can be benevolent leaders in our personal lives as well as in our relationships and family. We can choose to be benevolent leaders in any other area of life as well, be it at work or in our various communities.

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CHARACTERISTICS OF A BENEVOLENT LEADER INCLUDE: • A benevolent leader is aware of what is going on around them and recognizes they are the creator of everything in their lives. • A benevolent leader asks what it will take to create more in the world for everybody, not just for themselves. • A benevolent leader is pragmatic, has generosity of spirit, and looks at the different futures that can be created based on an awareness of unlimited possibilities. • A benevolent leader functions from awareness, not from conclusion, to create a sustainable future for the planet and people. The last two points require the ability to step outside of contextual reality. We tend to function, consciously or unconsciously, from our answers to these four basic questions: where do I fit? Where do I benefit? Where do I win? Where do I lose? No matter where we think we are functioning from, when we look at what’s truly driving us, these are the questions we all act from. We look for the reasons why something is happening which puts it into the context of what we call reality. And yet, we all have the ability to step outside of this contextual reality. We all have the capacity for awareness. Awareness is more than intuition; it requires conscious choice. We have been

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trained to contextualize reality where we rely on our thoughts, feelings and emotions. What if there is something completely different to rely on: awareness? Being a benevolent leader is becoming a catalyst for change, for a different world. We begin to look at a different way of being in the world, both as an individual as well as a business, in order to create sustainability. We are willing to develop strategic awareness to deal with possible future scenarios. This means being willing to perceive where we will end up if we continue the way we have operated up until now and where we could be if we are willing to perceive and implement possibilities. One way to do this is to ask a question like: Where will my life/ my family/the world/the planet be in five years if I choose this? There is no way for us to have a cognitive answer to that question. We can sense, though, the energy that comes up when asking that question. Is that energy contractive and heavy or expansive and light? Choosing what is expansive will inevitably lead to creating more for all. This introduction to the idea of benevolent leadership barely scratches the surface. If it sounds interesting to you, and if you would like to contribute to change, I invite you to contact me. I am a life coach, a Certified Facilitator with Access Consciousness®, a photographer and author. My most recent book, A Different World: Perceiving Possibilities, is currently available through Amazon.com.


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Rudolfo Anaya’s Poetic Side By Emmaly Wiederholt

In 1972, the quintessential New Mexican author Rudolfo Anaya published his best-known novel, Bless Me, Ultima. In it, he depicts his early childhood on the rolling flatlands of the desert outside Santa Rosa, known as the llano. Bless Me, Ultima and the many novels, essays, plays, short stories and children’s books Anaya later authored have come to be as definitive of New Mexico’s essence as our red-hued sunsets or unraveling expanses. 42

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ut did you know Anaya is also a poet? 2015 marks the release of his first book of poetry, Poems from the Rio Grande. “I’ve written the poems over the years. Though I’m not a poet, so to speak, I’ve always read poetry and been drawn to poetic instinct,” says Anaya. “My editor was waiting for my new novel, and he asked what else I had. I told him I had drawers full of poems.” The poems span both time and place, drawing on his childhood llano and from contemporary experiences. For example, “Isis in the Heart” is a love poem to his wife based on their travels to Egypt. It combines Egyptian mythology with New Mexico’s own mythological landscape. “My poetry, fiction, essays and plays have to be understood in the context of New Mexico,” Anaya asserts. “I was born and raised here, and have lived a very charmed life here. I remember when I started writing Bless Me, Ultima, one of the reasons I wrote it was because all those beautiful people I knew in my childhood shouldn’t be forgotten. The town drunk, for example, should not be forgotten. He was a fabulous mythological man who sometimes hung out with my father. The accidents and death that happened to him seemed to belong in a book. That’s what a book or a poem do… they capture time and put it on paper. They come out of the moments when life is tragic, when life is joyful, when there’s good health, when there’s poor health, when there’s love, when there’s hate… that’s life, and that’s what you have to put down on paper. That’s what a poem is about.”

Born from the snows and summer rains, in the Sangre de Cristo your veins were formed. Murmur of waters, happily bubbling, you flow down singing. Splashing! Sparkling! Dancing! Dressed in finery a river stupendous! You are the soul of our New Mexico.

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Poems from the Rio Grande stands out from Anaya’s previous books in that it is comprised wholly of poetry. Written in his token Spanish-English pastiche, the poems reveal a man for whom the spell of his land and people is as strong as ever. “There are some poems that are personal and perhaps risqué. People might get into them, or they might be misunderstood, I don’t know. I just compiled them and sent them on,” says Anaya. He continues to explain: “Each genre has a certain voice. When I write novels, there’s the voice of long narrative that must be explored and solved to the end. When I write an essay, I use a specific voice to write about an event or something personal. Short stories come in a different way; they come quick. I write plays and children’s books, and they all call for a different type of writing. So does the poem. It’s just part of my imagination and larger voice, but those words had to come out that way.” Now in his 78th year, the longtime Albuquerque resident is far from retired. Anaya’s next novel will come out next year, which he describes as being “personal, autobiographical and emotionally difficult to write.” Also recently re-released is his 1995 children’s book, The Farolitos of Christmas, with new illustrations by Amy Cordova. As long as Anaya’s still living, he’ll still be writing; for as he describes, “I’m still writing in my head. That’s just how I am, constantly writing in my mind. All of writing takes place in my mind. And then at some point I sit down and write a first draft. I think everyone is always writing in their mind, just like I am. That’s what’s beautiful about life; everybody has a story to tell. A writer just happens to put it down.” Rudolfo Anaya Photo by Christina Frain

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March 2 | TAO: Seventeen Samurai

March 5 | The Met Live in HD: Manon Lescaut

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MAIN LEFT: Latina Love, Bronze, 18" RIGHT: Feminine Brown, Bronze, 18" ABOVE LEFT: Power of Being, Mixed Media on Canvas, 36" x 48"; RIGHT: Ella Roja, Acrylic on Canvas, 40"x 40"

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s Agua Fria snakes its way west from the Plaza, a bright roadside art gallery and studio with full length windows gently beckons passersby to stop in. Once inside, sculptor and painter Jacqueline Rudolph’s energetic art inevitably draws viewers the way a flame draws a moth. Her work demands to be noticed. “My work is my passion, voice and dialogue with self,” Rudolph explains. “When I sculpt or paint, it fills me with a sense of contentment and integrity. I draw strength and resilience from the commonality of spirit.” The self-taught native New Mexican fell in love with clay after taking her first pottery class. But instead of creating ceramics, she felt called to sculpt the human form. “My inspiration comes from the grace of movement the human form conveys,” she describes. For instance, her Angelicous series depicts winged torsos in a variety of configurations, suggesting both movement and flight. “These angelic bronze sculptures serve as a three dimensional platform to illustrate the spirit in flight. My winged torsos symbolize the empowered human spirit by representing the fearless faith that embraces the vulnerability, courage, strength and grace in all of us. Through this body of work, I believe there exists a gateway to understanding and appreciating the light each of us was born to be,” she says. Similar to the empowering message of her Angelicous sculptures, Rudolph’s

Feminine Brown series depicts the mestiza experience through a series of majestic bronze sculptural portraits. “I draw inspiration from the majestic presence of the Latin woman,” she observes. “My intent, in this particular series, is to represent the beautiful ethnicity and proud heritage of Latin culture.”

“When I sculpt or paint, it fills me with a sense of contentment and integrity. I draw strength and resilience from the commonality of spirit.” In addition to her sculpture, Rudolph also paints impressionistic portraits. “I love painting faces. I call them impressionist portraits because they’re not generally of real people; it’s about creating a feeling. I use the landscape of the face as a way of drawing the viewer into their own experience,” she says. “The technique I use in my paintings forces me to work very fast, so the portrait reveals itself to me quickly. I’m basically painting the soul and letting it reveal itself. I never know how it’s going to come out. It’s not depicting any one person, but rather a feeling.”

sculptures can be scaled to a larger size and customized with a base and patina. Rudolph’s gallery is also her studio, so customers might find her at work while they browse. This creates an atmosphere that is at once creative and being created. “I would say the work is more about the message than the medium,” she reflects. “It’s like a writer; instead of words I use the paint and clay to convey a message. It’s about an empowered spirit. I access that both through my heritage and through the use of metaphor.” Hours are Tuesdays through Fridays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m. Jacqueline Rudolph Studio 1400 Agua Fria St., Unit A 505.577.9564 jacquelinerudolph.com

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By Emmaly Wiederholt

Opera is big in New Mexico. Of course, we’re all familiar with summer nights at the Santa Fe Opera, but for those of us who long for opera beyond the heat of July and August, Albuquerque’s Opera Southwest is an exciting smaller opera company producing bold high-quality opera every spring and fall season.

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aestro Anthony Barrese joined Opera Southwest as music director in 2007, and assumed the roles of artistic director and principal conductor in 2011. He has earned many accolades as both a composer and conductor, and is regularly engaged by opera companies throughout North America and Europe.

“For me, the main benefit of being the artistic director of a smaller opera company like Opera Southwest is the artistic control. I choose the repertoire and the singers, thus shaping an artistic vision over a long period of time,” describes Barrese. Opera Southwest generally presents two operas a year: one that’s well-known and another that’s unconventional. “The off-the-beaten-path operas have gotten further off the beaten path in recent years,” says Barrese, explaining how this gives singers roles they aren’t likely to have the opportunity to do elsewhere. “For example, next fall we will be producing Rossini’s Tancredi. In the early 19th century, this was one of the most popular operas. It hasn’t been

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done in the United States for years now. Most mezzo sopranos dream of getting to sing Tancredi, but most won’t get the opportunity, so talented singers come work with Opera Southwest because of the opportunity to do a role they wouldn’t otherwise get to do,” Barrese explains. This isn’t the only Rossini opera in Opera Southwest’s repertoire. A number of years ago, Barrese started actively putting on more works by Rossini, both because the Hispanic Cultural Center (where Opera Southwest presents) is approximately the size of the Italian opera houses where many of Rossini’s operas were conceived and premiered, and because Rossini requires a young agile voice, exactly the type of singer a company like Opera Southwest attracts. The original Rossini cycle was such a hit, Barrese conceived a second Rossini cycle. This April, Opera Southwest will present Il Turco, one of Rossini’s early comic operas. “We try to do operas appropriate to our stage size and audience. This is why Rossini’s operas work perfectly. Rossini’s operas were never intended to be heard in large opera houses like the Met. They were intended to

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great place to hear singers on the cusp of huge success. We’ve had a number of singers come through Opera Southwest who are now singing at the Met or in Europe.” Sure, summer nights at the Santa Fe Opera are always a treat, but so are spring and fall nights tucked into the Hispanic Cultural Center, sharing in an intimate experience with an opera company that truly could (and indeed does) try just about anything they want. In other words, it’s the little opera company that could.

be heard in a very intimate setting. It’s great for people to hear opera with the intimacy with which it was intended to be heard,” says Barrese. Rossini cycles are only the beginning of the audacity of this little opera company. In 2014, Opera Southwest premiered Amleto, based on Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Over a decade ago, Barrese first learned of an Italian Hamlet libretto written by Arrigo Boito. A publishing house in Milan had an archive of the manuscript. Barrese carefully transcribed the original manuscript, painstakingly piecing together the music and libretto into a readable score. In 2014, Opera Southwest succeeded in bringing this forgotten work back to life. “My biggest hope is it catches on in other places,” confides Barrese. “It’s

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being produced at Opera Kentucky and Opera Delaware in May. There’s a festival in Austria, one of the most prestigious opera festivals in the world, and they will be doing a production of Amleto this summer. Hopefully with the opera spreading to the East Coast and Europe, it will start to go places. When we did Amleto in 2014, we had reviewers from all over the world come. It showed us that offthe-beaten-path repertoire puts us on the map. Amleto was by far the most out-there opera we’ve produced, but it also garnered us the most attention.” Music lovers can enjoy the artistic risk-taking a smaller company like Opera Southwest can offer. “As we go forward with bolder repertoire, we are even more emboldened to present operas not being presented elsewhere,” Barrese asserts. “It’s also a

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New CoNCept Gallery:

Where Color Reigns Supreme Many a visitor to the Land of Enchantment remarks on the color – not just in the sky and mountains, but in the way buildings are decorated, both internally and externally, and how locals dress as well. Walking into New Concept Gallery is like walking into a portal where the best of New Mexico’s color-obsession is vibrant and alive; whimsical sculptures sit beside striking photographs, alluring abstract art and nostalgic landscapes, each beckoning the viewer in its own way.

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L-R: Painting by Cecilia Kirby Binkley, bronze by Roger Arvid Anderson, painting by Reg Loving, sculpture and painting by Ann Hosfeld BeLow Gallery exterior

artists who are established, who have worked for many years, and who’ve arrived at their own style,” she says. “It’s all contemporary painting, sculpture, photography and printmaking by local New Mexican artists, except one. A sculptor from San Francisco, Roger Arvid Anderson, came in, and I took him on because I thought his work was exceptional.” “Exceptional” is a word Hosfeld might use to describe any of her artists, and she’s not prone to hyperbole. The 13 artists represented in the gallery are of a caliber Hosfeld personally deems remarkable. “I look for the unusual, for someone who has a distinctive style. I have a background in galleries, art and museums, so I represent art that speaks to me. I want to support good art.”

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his rousing chromatic vibe has much to do with the curatorial instinct of artist and owner Ann Hosfeld. A graduate of the Cooper Union Art School in New York City, she studied primarily with the second generation Abstract Expressionist painters. Later, she moved to Los Angeles. There, the tropical landscapes inspired her to create paintings of colorful botanical images. In the early 80s, a friend suggested she check out Santa Fe. “I came here and loved it,” Hosfeld relates. “I moved within six months of visiting.” Hosfeld opened New Concept Gallery in 2007 with the intent of featuring contemporary New Mexican artists. ”I’ve geared New Concept Gallery toward

Troy Buchleiter, the gallery’s assistant director, adds, “The focus is far more on whether Ann believes in the artists’ work than if it is easily marketable. Ann tends to be drawn to artists whose unique voice speaks through their work in a distinctive way. You can see it in the way Bill Heckel photographs a nude, in the whimsical creatures that Richard Swenson’s sculpts from piles of scrap metal, and in the way Julia Roberts integrates the symbolism of pueblo pottery into her hand-pulled prints.”

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ToP LeFT Sculpture by Roger Arvid Anderson, painting by Jane Abrams RighT Painting by Kathleen Doyle Cook, sculpture by Roger Arvid Anderson BeLow Ann Hosfeld, gallery director, with painting by Aaron Karp

New Concept Gallery feels a particular loyalty toward its artists, and is focused on empowering them by creating a viable venue for their work. Its relatively small number of artists allows for full representation at all times, even during a show. And the artistic maturity of each artist is showcased in the span of their work, thus giving visitors a comprehensive context of each artists’ vision. “We show their early work as well as their later work; you can see their development, and perhaps as a result understand their vision,” explains Hosfeld. Take, for instance, the kaleidoscopic geometries of Aaron Karp, a recipient of the Pollock-Krasner Award. Karp is wellknown for his distinctive style of painting, which utilizes various systems of taping to develop fractured fields of color and space. His paintings, with their complex layers of intricate forms and vibrant color, invite viewers to lose themselves in them. Similar to Karp, painter Jane Abrams introduces exotic subjects into her pulsing, colorful canvases. Hosfeld describes her detailed paintings as “realist, but from an abstract point of view.” Abrams has also received many awards, including two from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Speaking of abstract, Kathleen Doyle Cook’s intuitive images combine the spontaneous energy of the action painters with the structure of color field artists. Her rich surfaces and textures invite an exploration into its layers of possibilities. New Concept Gallery also showcases the work of photographers Steven A. Jackson and Woody Galloway, plein air oils by Linda Petersen, and bold impressionist landscapes by Cecelia Kirby Binkley. Another New Mexican “great” at the gallery, painter Reg Loving is curating “South of Santa Fe” from April 15th to May 30th. The show includes the works of Richard Hogan, Wesley Pulkka and four other artists from central and southern New Mexico. Though Loving is wellregarded in the art world in his own right, “he’s still pushing his limits and exploring new ideas,” says Hosfeld. And perhaps Hosfeld is too. In the breadth and depth of the diverse work gracing New Concept Gallery, it could be said that color in New Mexico is being born all over again. New Concept Gallery 610 Canyon Rd. 505.795.7570 Newconceptgallery.com

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Local Film = Unlimited Potential By Christa Valdez

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here’s no telling where a Texasborn, Mexico-raised, Canadatrained filmmaker may end up, but in this case the answer is New Mexico. For filmmaker Alejandro Montoya Marin, the options ranged from New York to Los Angeles, but after a successful run with the Albuquerquebased YouTube series Film Students in 2011, Marin turned his attention to growing partnerships with a talented local crew poised for a new level of exposure. In five short years, Marin tapped into the local

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film market with an impressive team who has backed him in churning out multiple independent projects that are now grabbing global attention. In December 2015, Marin won best short film with Low/ Fi at the Original Santa Fe Film Festival. Additionally, he and his team landed the coveted Shoot Santa Fe Pilot Project prize, which will supply them with the resources to produce a series pilot based on their short film trailer, The Joneses. The first year winner of the same competition went on to be picked up for a studio-backed series

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with a reported million dollar budget. Both projects stand to bolster the already booming talent pool and recognition of locally made productions. The lure of New Mexico’s film industry has spread to neighboring states and among many creatives nationwide who, like Marin, have moved here to pursue it. Those firmly rooted in the industry and within the community stand ready to continue that influx. Santa Fe’s own Mayor Javier Gonzales has begun the


necessary steps to form an independent Santa Fe film commission. “Santa Fe has what it takes to be the independent film capitol of the world,” predicts the mayor. A prime focus of the commission will be to research and work toward bringing more film and media productions to the state’s capital city and surrounding counties—a shared effort with the Shoot Santa Fe organization. Likewise, Nani Rivera, director of the Santa Fe Film Festival, works throughout the year to further awareness of film industry training, resources and employment opportunities statewide. For his part, Marin says, “New Mexico has the potential to be the best. I would love to see New Mexico be recognized not only for its impressive labor force but for its talent base as well. We have talent with the potential to become household names that reach the caliber of Breaking Bad.” There is indeed a wealth of talent in front of the camera and behind the scenes here in New Mexico. Where it all goes from here lies in no small part to how much support the industry receives. For those looking to get into, further investigate, or invest in it, the resource pool is just as abundant as the talent pool. Organizations throughout the state are consistently at work to ensure the industry continues to thrive. Fans have no shortage of homegrown entertainment set to roll in throughout 2016, like Marin’s The Joneses, which is set to shoot in Santa Fe this spring. Among the studio-backed productions for theaters, television and streaming, budding independent teams are tapping every opportunity to grow.

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James Kelly Contemporary An Art Hub in Itself By Kelly Skeen Photos Anthony Evans

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he first gallery in what is now Santa Fe’s hub for contemporary art, James Kelly Contemporary shows well-known, museumquality artists while maintaining close ties to the region. The gallery’s opening show in 1998 showed the work of four major artists who were all living in Santa Fe at the time: Agnes Martin, Bruce Nauman, Susan Rothenberg and Richard Tuttle. Since this inaugural exhibition, works by famous modern artists Ellsworth Kelly, Dan Flavin, Ed Ruscha and more have graced the walls of this minimalist, yet unpretentious space. The gallery currently represents 24 regional and national artists whose work can be found in museum collections around the country, from the Museum of Modern Art in New York, to the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, to the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe. Gallery director Jim Kelly is a longtime Santa Fe resident with significant ties to the contemporary art world across the country and internationally. He sparked the growth of the arts in the Railyard not

only with the opening of his namesake gallery; he also initiated a local dialogue leading to the development of SITE Santa Fe, a contemporary art center that hosts international biennials as well as yearround exhibitions and programming. Eight galleries in addition to SITE now make up the progressive Railyard Arts District, or “RAD” as it has been so aptly named. Having worked in the field for over 25 years, Kelly’s connections to U.S. art hubs such as his home city of Dallas as well as New York give him access to dealers and artists unreachable to his local colleagues. As a result, he’s able to mount museum level exhibitions that attract the art-affluent and worldly collector, while also providing a destination for Santa Fe visitors who seek high caliber local art. Even with an esteemed reputation, Kelly maintains a comfortable and welcoming gallery space; natural light streams in from the glass doors and windows onto white walls, giving it the feel of a new art studio ready to be splattered with creativity. The art on display is typically minimalist

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in style, and the space itself adheres to the same aesthetic with stark walls, concrete floors and benches, and simple signage naming the current exhibition. The uncluttered curation provides individual focus on each work of art, allowing the viewer to contemplate the real versus the abstract in Bill Jacobson’s photographs, or study the complexity of seemingly simple lines in Johnnie Winona Ross’ incandescent paintings. The gallery hosts up to eight shows a year with two summer exhibitions for the most notable artists, which in recent years have included sculptor Tom Joyce and photographer Nic Nicosia. The gallery’s current exhibition is Works on Paper, a group show running through March. Kelly anticipates growth for the business this year with art fair participation in Miami and Dallas, as well as high profile summer exhibitions. James Kelly Contemporary 1611 Paseo de Peralta 505.989.1601 www.jameskelly.com

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Anthony Evans

CAPTURES IT ALL Photos Anthony Evans

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hen Anthony Evans takes a photograph, he’s not just looking at the aesthetic arrangement or the lighting; he’s looking at energy and emotion. The intimacy he captures — from fine art to people and landscapes —conveys an emotional charge that draws viewers in like ants to a cookie. The self-taught photographer pledged himself to the art of photography three years ago. He started taking photos of the sunset — a natural inclination given

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our stunning dusks — but before he knew it he was leaving Sandia National Labs to dedicate himself fulltime to capturing moments through his unique lens and sensibility. That sensibility ties back to his experience at Sandia Labs. “I’m merging my technical and engineering background with my photography work,” Evans explains. For example, his artistic pieces are a combination of fine art and abstraction. “I take my fine art photography and my

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abstract photography, and l layer the two,” he describes. “I take pictures of lights while moving with my camera; I basically am painting with my camera. I then merge that with my fine art photography, and light up the back with separate lighting.” Evans’ work has recently been featured at Tractor Brewery and O’Niell’s in Albuquerque. Alongside developing his photographic finesse, Evans also develops apps. In collaboration with Gladwell Development, a mobile and web


application development company in Albuquerque, Evans has created an app that allows him to make his clients’ portfolios available to view less than an hour after a shoot.

in Albuquerque allows for full print abilities. He also recently begun to sell what he terms installations — a plug-in and remote-controlled viewing experience of his art photography.

“I’m not just doing photography,” Evans says. “I’m incorporating my background in electronics and engineering, my art and creativity, and my passion for neural science and human behavior, and I’m putting it all in one.”

This kind of broad approach to his work, whether in photography or app development, translates into a singularly point of view Evans’ clients are quick to praise. Speaking specifically of his photography, Evans relates how, “People seek me out to document their memory. I’ve developed the ability to see the feelings and emotions going on around me. I try to capture energy.”

Evans and Gladwell have also developed an app to help seniors, family members and caregivers work together to manage the healthcare of aging loved ones. It allows seniors to maintain independence by reminding them of appointments and medications, but also shares this important information with their care providers. The result is independence and better care for seniors, and peace of mind and less work for family members and caregivers.

And for Evans, the energy he puts into his work is equal to his ability to capture and share it.

From apps to photos, Evans services run the gamut. In addition to onsite photography, which is displayed throughout the pages of this copy of Fine Lifestyles, Evans studio at Artistic Image

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Home of the

RARE SALTS & AGED VINEGARS

Balsamic Vinegar – or what is believed to be balsamic, as the written record is sparse – has been made since at least the 11th century. In the early days, balsamic vinegar was available only to the nobility, artisans and aristocrats who made it themselves. It was believed to be a miracle cure for everything from a sore throat to labor pains. The name balsamic, from balm, is derived from its purported medicinal properties, including its use as protection against the plague. Made from local grapes and aged in local wood barrels, for centuries it was made privately or on individual estates and farmsteads, and only in the last few decades has become a commercial product made for sale to others. Prior to then, balsamic was produced for family use only with barrels passed from one generation to the next, often aging for 50 to 200 years or more. It was often part of a bride’s dowry, and still is today. Unless you were Italian, balsamic was not even on the radar. As a homemade product, it was not commercially available in the U.S. until the 1970s. This demand brought about commercial brands imported from Italy as well as replicated domestically. By the 1990s, the real traditional balsamic did arrive, but with the good came the bad. The increasing popularity of balsamic brought unauthentic “authentic balsamics” as well as an ocean of imitation sugared and colored cheap vinegar masquerading as the real thing. To protect the reputation and value of balsamic vinegar, a marketing and exportation consortium was formed in Modena, Italy in 1979. The name “Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Modena” has been protected since 1983. Where can someone in or around Santa Fe find this true liquid perfection? That’s easy; stop into Olive Grove and we will walk you through these marvelous products aged from 10yr to 100 yr. Then you will taste for yourself what all the fuss is about. True balsamic vinegar from Modena is truly “The Nectar of the Gods.”

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Relax at our Champagne Brunch every Sunday Separate Bar and Dinner Menus — Large room for Private Parties and Events Enjoy Santa Fe’s Best Happy Hour 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Daily

New Owner • New Chef Formerly the SteakSmith

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Chef Profile

Executive Chef Nelson Trujillo

El Farol Photos by Anthony Evans

For the past 180 years — since 1835 — the old adobe building that houses El Farol has been a warm gathering place of great food, outstanding entertainment and warm friendship. But times change, and 2016 brings with it the zest of El Farol’s new Executive Chef Nelson Trujillo. The restaurant keeps its “Come for the food, stay for the music” flavor, but that flavor just got a little more savory with Chef Trujillo’s flair. What makes Santa Fe such a melting pot for international cuisine?

“Santa Fe is one of the oldest cities in the United States, and because of this we get tourists from all over the world. This makes for a mixing of cultures and traditions.”

Where do you get your inspiration for your dishes?

“When I cook, I make sure to pour my heart and soul into what I’m making. So my inspiration comes from always doing my best and doing what I love.”

What are your favorite ingredients to work with?

“Prime rib eye, lemon pepper, oregano, as well as many other spices. I also like to work with fresh spices, not only dry.”

What is your favorite dish on the menu and why?

“One of my favorites is the paella, which is a traditional dish from Spain. Another favorite dish currently on our specialty menu is the halibut with couscous, asparagus, and salsa mango chipotle sauce.”

What are you most proud of as a chef?

“A chef who grew up with a grandma who cooks tends to always beat the chef who went to a culinary institute. I am proud it’s in my blood.”

If you were not a chef, what would you be doing?

“I honestly can’t see myself working out of the kitchen. Eating is a necessity; cooking is an art.”

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What inspires me are the looks and comments from people when they have tasted something I made with my own two hands. –Executive Chef Nelson Trujillo

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Chef Profile

Chef David Huertas

Sharing tapas, enjoying wine and listening to live music are at the center of Spanish nightlife, and no place recreates that experience better than El Mesón. Pick and choose from small dishes full of flavor, and design your own dinner. Select favorites or explore new culinary ground — it’s a different way of eating. If you’re looking for a sophisticated evening, the dining room at El Mesón delivers a relaxed atmosphere, impeccable service, and an expanded menu that includes Spain’s quintessential saffron-infused paellas. Looking for a little more excitement? Try the tapas bar; it’s like a cozy club with a full bar, tapas menu and live entertainment nightly. Enjoy jazz, flamenco and even tango dancing on Tuesday nights.

What makes Santa Fe such a melting pot for international cuisine?

“Santa Fe has always welcomed a variety of cultures and people. Everyone fits in and feels comfortable, and I think the food in this town reflects that. We have a diverse, educated and worldly population who have grown to appreciate and expect

wonderful cuisine of all types. We have skiing, hiking, opera, even a wilderness at our back door. We are a foodie town with a lot of restaurants, but not all of them endure. Santa Feans are discriminating diners who expect the very best. If a restaurant has been around for a while, it has ‘made the cut.’ We’re beginning our 17th year — and I think that means a lot.”

Where do you get your inspiration for your dishes?

“Ingredients have to be fresh, so great chefs always respond to the seasons. For example, tomato season in Santa Fe starts a little late; it hits in late summer. That’s when we’ll feature our best tomato dishes. Right now it’s scallop season, and it's an amazing harvest this year—come get them while they’re perfect. I'm inspired by quality ingredients and source the very best I can find. When I locate a good local supplier I always go with them. We use a lot of fresh seafood and buy directly from select fishermen whose quality and sustainable practices are certified by the Marine Stewardship Council. It’s a great way to protect our natural resources, and it tastes fresher.”

If you were not a chef, what would you be doing?

“Being a chef is a lot of hard work. I like that you get to see the results of your work—not just in the finished product, but the affect is has on people. If I weren’t a chef, I think I would like to do work that positively affects people, like social work or education. That, or a fly fishing bum in the Bahamas”

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"I was born in Spain, and my cuisine is deeply influenced by the classic dishes of my childhood. When I moved to the U.S., the diet here was very different. I opened my own restaurant so I would be able to cook my food." –Chef David Huertas

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Chef Profile

Executive Chef Thomas Hartwell

Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder

Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino, the AAA Four Diamond resort located 15 minutes north of downtown Santa Fe, has appointed Thomas Hartwell as executive chef. Where do you get your inspiration for your dishes?

“I find inspiration everywhere, from the color of the sunsets, to the grocery store with its fresh carnitas, chicharrones and hot sauce I like so much, to the high-end restaurants.”

What are your favorite ingredients to work with?

“I have not found my favorite yet. It’s like when someone asks you what your favorite food is… I have not tasted it yet. I like all foods.”

What are you most proud of as a chef?

“Being able to lead teams. I have had a great impact on food service professionals all over the world. What better thing to hang your hat on than to be a positive impact in someone’s life?

of mine, whether its developing creative menus for our group meetings and events or creating new menu items and exciting culinary experiences at our signature restaurants. Our resort is truly unique, and our culinary program is an important part of creating memorable experiences for each and every guest. –Executive Chef Thomas Hartwell

If you were not a chef, what would you be doing? “I would be a line cook!”

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Chef Profile

Chef Luis Torres

The Bourbon Grill Bourbon Grill serves fresh comfortable environment.

New American cuisine in a historic, yet

Who inspired you to become a chef?

“I’ve always wanted to be a chef, ever since I was a child watching cooking shows on TV. I started cooking gourmet meals for my family, as practice, at the age of 14. It was different back then; you actually had to know what you were doing. There was no Google to use as a recipe reference.”

What is your favorite dish on the menu and why?

“I am a big fan of the petite filet mignon and jumbo lobster tails. This meal represents the best of both worlds.”

What are you most proud of as a chef?

“I like to teach all my cooks to continue to grow and help them hone their craft. And, I make sure to treat each of them as if they were a chef, with respect and dignity. Sometimes in this industry that is forgotten.”

I like to teach all my cooks to continue to grow and help them hone their craft. And, I make sure to treat each of them as if they were a chef, with respect and dignity. –Chef Luis Torres

If you were not a chef, what would you be doing?

“I love this business. So, I would still be in the restaurant business, but as a food and beverage director, or something similar.”

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Chef Xavier Grenet

L ’ Olivier Photos by Kitty Leaken

L’Olivier

— the lively little restaurant on the corner of Galisteo and Alameda — brings together the best of French cuisine and the famous flavors of the Southwest. Chef Xavier Grenet opened L’Olivier with his wife Nathalie in December 2013. Grenet trained at L’École Française de la Gastronomie Ferrandi in Paris and at L’École Hôtelière de Lausanne in Switzerland. He has more than 20 years of experience; first in France in some of the world’s best restaurants, and later at Les Célébrités at Hotel Nikko in New York, before working his way west to the landmark restaurant Barcelona in San Francisco, where he served as executive chef. Now deeply familiar with the Southwest and its food trends, Grenet enjoys combining his French expertise with New Mexican tastes.

Who inspired you to become a chef?

What makes Santa Fe such a culinary melting pot for international cuisine?

“Beef short ribs”

“The diversity of all the people here; you have people from all over the world.”

“My grandfather. I’d sit and watch him cook when I was 8 or 9, and from that experience I decided to become a chef. I’ve always loved food as well.”

Where do you get your inspiration for your dishes?

“From everything: books, TV, going to different places and talking to different people…”

What are your favorite ingredients to work with?

“I like to work with everything, but you have to have salt and pepper.”

What is your favorite dish on the menu? What are you most proud of as a chef? “The organization I put into my work.”

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Every dish has its  own personality.  When you come,  if  you read the  menu and can’t  decide, it means  the menu looks  good. It’s my  job to make it  difficult to pick so  you have to come  back and try  other dishes. –Chef Xavier Grenet

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Casa de las Nubes The House of the Clouds Architecturally powerful with commanding long-view vistas of four mountain ranges, the property has a fascinating history of Santa Fes icons. MLS# 201505190 $2,900,000

Britt Gladu + Jane Hiltbrand 505 500 5184

Exquisite Adobe with Premier Location Elegant Las Campanas adobe home with big sunset views and a 10 minute walking distance to the Clubhouse and athletic club. MLS# 201503665 $1,495,000

Ginger Clarke + Michael D’Alfonso

Stunning Territorial Home in Tesuque Built with respect to authenticity, this TerritorialStyle home offers spacious living spaces with soaring ceilings. MLS# 201504087 $1,000,000

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Casa la Luna Dating back to the 1920s, one of the oldest houses in Santa Fe has been preserved and revitalized with a 1990s addition. MLS# 201404799 $5,850,000

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Santa Fe Decks

techniques in the hands of experienced contractors make for long-lasting troublefree decks. For those with a set of sharp tools, your deck can be a very satisfying DIY project. Installed decks cost from $15 to $35 per installed sq. ft.

Paul Fuge owner Plaza Hardwood Inc 505.577.0318 tonifuge@plzfloor.com 219 West Manhattan Ave. Santa Fe NM 87501 www.plzfloor.com www.naturallydurable.com

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ust about everybody loves a great deck, whether it’s rooftop, backyard, front porch, gazebo, or surrounded by a beautiful garden. Decks enhance the enjoyment and resale value of homes and businesses. Throughout most of the year in Santa Fe, decks play host to parties, ceremonies, relaxation and, of course, barbeques. WHY IS A SANTA FE DECK DIFFERENT? The high altitude desert climate of New Mexico is challenging for all decking materials. Extremes of high and low humidity, brilliant sunlight and the dusty environment can be too harsh for common decking materials. Correct design that adheres to building codes, appropriate material choice, and proven installation

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EXPERIENCE COUNTS. Plaza Hardwood Inc. sold its first decks in Santa Fe 18 years ago. We already owned a flooring business that started in 1992, and family have lived here for 37 years. The move to tropical hardwood decking dovetailed with our importing company, Naturally Durable Inc., that was founded to direct import FSC certified tropical hardwood into the U.S. Our forest-tofinished deck experience is built upon our understanding of the local climate and the type of decking materials and fasteners we stock and sell. We made some early mistakes that taught us how to troubleshoot and avoid potential problems. The many types of deck installations require different techniques to be 100 percent successful. Plaza Hardwood Inc. has sold decking in every possible situation. A properly designed and installed deck using the correct materials delivers a lifetime of enjoyment. YOU HAVE MANY CHOICES. Many types of decking materials are made from naturally durable tropical hardwoods, rot-resistant North American softwoods like cedar and redwood, and

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plastic or plastic-wood composites that are shaped to mimic wood. Our focus and deep expertise is with sustainable tropical hardwoods like garapa, ipe, massaranduba and santos mahogany. We have sold redwood and cedar for decks, but consider both of these too soft for long-term service. We sell the hardest Naturally DurableTM tropical species because of their long life cycle proven around the world. If you are concerned about rainforest destruction, come see us. We have been to sustainable FSC natural forests and plantations in Peru, Brazil, Bolivia, Mexico, Panama and Guatemala dozens of times over the past two decades. We know exactly who cuts our wood and from where. WE HAVE THE PARTS YOU NEED. In addition to selling decking, railing and deck stair wood in various dimensions, Plaza Hardwood Inc. sells all of the accessories to ensure the long-term success of your deck. We are your authorized local dealer for stainless steel screws, Deckwise ipe clips, joist tape and WoodHaven deck clips. We stock AnchorSeal2 end sealing and back coating for deck boards along with WOCA low VOC water-base deck oil. We are always available to assist in the design and selection of all materials needed for a satisfying deck. If you have concerns about an existing deck we are available for consulting.


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Getting Rid of Mold — Easier Said Than Done

ABOVE: ARCS mold remediation technician wire brushes and scrapes mold from interior framing.

Ricardo Chavez Klaus Herring co-owners

“If you don’t get rid of the fungus (mold), all you’re doing is providing it with lunch.” –Dr. Cynthia Carey

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he quote above is from Dr. Cynthia Carey at the University of Colorado, Boulder. The word in parentheses was added by us, as mold, in its infinite number of species, is also a fungus.

ARCS Alpha Restoration & Construction Services, Inc. 505.473.2057 6820 Cerrillos Road #8 Klaus.H@ARCS247.com www.ARCS247.com

IF YOU HAVE MOLD, HOW DO YOU GET RID OF IT? The IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) publishes the ANSI approved Standard for Mold Remediation. Dozens of experts in the field review this publication and all are in agreement with Dr. Carey, but getting rid of mold is easier said than done. With all the roof leaks and various other forms of water damage occurring in many New Mexico homes, mold is having a field day. Plenty of moisture (all that water getting into your house

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from that leaking roof you didn’t fix before winter started), a nice dark space (the space between plaster or drywall and the stucco on the outside of your house), plenty of organic food (all that tasty wood or the scrumptious cellulose on the back of the sheetrock) and really comfy temperatures (right around 68 degrees Fahrenheit) make a perfect home for your newest house guests (Mr. Penicillium, Mrs. Aspergillus, Aunt Cladosporium and Uncle Stachybotrus, just to name a few). Once they’ve moved into your home, getting rid of these house guests is a daunting task. Some folks will lead you to believe that simply wiping the offending fungus away with bleach will do the task. Others swear by any number of magic cures, potions and assorted other hocus pocus that’s to be sprayed over or painted on.


CLOCKWISE FROM ABOVE: ARCS technician removing mold from frame; Mold on sagging ceiling due to leaky roof; Ceiling with water damage.

The fact of the matter is that nothing works as well as physical removal of the offending house guests. Before you serve eviction papers, there are some critical preparations that need to be made. First: Protect yourself at all times. Wearing proper personal protection equipment, including eye and respiratory protection, will keep you from getting into a knock-down, drag-out with these house guests. They’ve been known to invade your personal space and cause all sorts of illness and disease. Second: Build a protective containment. Keep in mind that mold spores are microscopic in size and adept at avoiding attacks directed against them by launching themselves into the air and floating throughout your living space. Picture blowing directly onto a dandelion… the seeds all float in the air. This is similar to what mold does when disturbed, except billions of microscopic mold spores float in the air. To trap them, you will need a HEPA-filter equipped device that scrubs the air clean of the offending escapees (a negative air machine or air scrubber).

Third: Evict the mold. This requires some actual elbow grease as the plaster or sheetrock on your walls and ceilings will need to be removed (along with all the mold attached to the back of it). The moist insulation needs to be pulled out and discarded and then you’re finally left with all the mold attached to the framing and plywood. This needs to be wire brushed, sanded or scraped off. Wait! You’re not done yet. There are still spores hiding in all sorts of nooks and crannies. These need to be removed by using a HEPA vacuum, and every millimeter of walls, floors and ceiling inside your enclosure needs to be carefully vacuumed. Finally, the last step of the eviction process is the detailed wipe down of the walls, floors and ceilings to make sure you got every last spore. Fourth: Verify, verify, verify. Hire a qualified, professional third-party testing company. These folks perform a post-remediation verification test and provide you with written test results. These are pass-or-fail results. ARCS guarantees to pass such a test the first time. In the event we do not pass

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we will return and re-clean any areas in question at no additional charge. This document proves the remediation efforts have been successful and should be kept with other important papers (like your insurance policy). There are still some insurance companies who do provide limited coverage for mold remediation. Check your policy to determine if you have such coverage. Once you have passed the clearance test, ARCS’ restoration technicians make sure any damaged areas in your home are restored to match your existing finishes as close as possible. To help our customers, ARCS has a 24hour emergency response line, always answered by one of our on-call staff.

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e’ve had a winter full of snow in northern New Mexico, which means two things. First, this spring brings with it a particularly strong strain of cabin fever. Second, our often-dry rivers and streambeds are rushing and gushing with the full force of snow pack melting in the equinox sunshine. Why not alleviate that cabin fever by getting out and trout fishing? From rainbow, cutthroat, brook, brown and lake trout, New Mexico’s lakes and streams are bountiful and ready for you to cast. Trout are traditionally a cold-water fish, so you’ll want to seek lakes and streams full of ice-cold run-off. Fenton Lake, Eagle Nest Lake and El Vado Lake are good places to start. Rivers, streams and smaller lakes also contain trout. Don’t forget the drains and ponds closer to home that get stocked in the late winter and early

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summer. For the urban fisherman, there are lots of local options that don’t require you to trek to the mountains. Trout are considered some of the more difficult fish to fool. Since insects make up a large percentage of a trout’s diet — particularly for small to medium size trout — the most common artificial lures are flies and spinner-type lures. Larger, more aggressive trout are more inclined to chase a lure imitating a minnow or other small fish. Choosing the right fly or lure is dependent on where exactly you decide to fish. For example, if there is a recent insect hatch, your success will be determined by how well you match the activity on the water. As for varieties, trout come in as many shades and sizes as the day is long, but a few general classifications help give fishermen a better idea of how and where to cast.

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Rainbow trout is a common favorite. It particularly appeals to fly fishermen, as rainbow trout can be tempted to go after properly presented flies as well as other baits and lures. It feeds on small insects, minnows, crustaceans and worms.

Cutthroat trout can be found in fast-moving waters. Fly fishing is the preferred method but they can be caught on any number of minnow or grub-imitating lures, as well as live bait.

Fishing for Brook trout is the easiest of all if you can find them. Look for gravel bottom streams with a moderate current and plenty of waterfalls, or ponds with rocks and cover. Overhanging trees offer additional shade, attract insects and offer protection from preying birds.

The Brown trout can tolerate slightly warmer waters than the brook trout. When fishing for brown trout, look for quiet water with lots of cover. Under-cuts in the bank, rock shelves, overhanging trees and brush are some of the brown trout’s favorite hiding places. In early spring, the lake tout can be lured in shallows on dry and wet flies. Once surface waters warm, the lake trout retreats to deep water where trolling with heavy tackle is the preferred method. Whether you’re new to trout fishing or a seasoned pro, there’s no time like this spring to ring out the cabin fever and bring home the dinner.

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A Retreat for All Seasons Imagine—serene and pristine wilderness as far as the eye can see. You’re sitting on the bank of a meandering river, fishing for trout. Perhaps a herd of elk or deer go by, or maybe you hear a night hawk as dusk starts falling. You’re content as can be.

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ou’re also on Trout Stalker Ranch right outside Chama, New Mexico, just two hours north of Santa Fe. Owned by Dan and Ashlyn Perry, the two Texans found their way to the Chama River Valley and have become important advocates of conserving its natural beauty. The ranch is comprised of 1,330 acres, and within it the Rio Chama converges with its smaller tributary, the Rio Chamita. This makes for about four miles of river. Starting three years ago, Dan has put much time, money and labor into resurrecting the rivers to their former glory. “With the help of experts, we determined there had been a lot of erosion problems,” Dan explains. “The meandering parts of the river that are conducive to fishing had basically been washed out due to flooding and run-off. So we hired an engineering firm to come in, put the beds back in the river, repair the banks to prevent erosion, and deepen some of the holes so the fish would have cool ponds to retreat to during the hot summer months. It’s an ongoing project and there’s always

something to maintain, but we’re really proud of the results.”

happy to help large groups find lodging in nearby Chama.

In other words, he’s made his ranch a catch-and release heaven, especially for fly fisherman. Two lakes on the property are stocked, and New Mexico Game and Fish stocks the Rio Chama above and below the ranch, which are public sections of the river. “Many guests who come to the property know how to fish and don’t want a guide, but guides are available for beginners to experts,” Dan notes. “The trout species include rainbow, brown and Rio Grande cutthroat. It’s possible to drive up from Santa Fe and fish for the day, or there are packages available for folks who want to stay on the ranch and enjoy a few days. We provide fishing equipment as needed.”

Other reasons for visiting include birdwatching, hiking, mountain biking, hunting and cross country skiing in the winter. Birds easily sighted are eagles, falcons, hawks and osprey, and even a family of dippers. Additionally, a herd of bison call the ranch home, and the nearby Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad draws many a tourist for an idyllic train ride.

Accommodations range from the Safari Tent (secluded on a high point with vast views) to the Loft (a newly renovated home with two bedrooms and a room with bunkbeds) – great for families and groups. The Roadhouse on the ranch makes an ideal venue for family reunions or weddings, and Dan and Ashlyn are

“I love the outdoors. We came from Texas, where you don’t have land like this. We fell in love with owning our ranch and became conservationists,” Dan describes. Ashlyn adds: “We keep it small and private. It’s very peaceful and quiet, great for hiking, animal watching and truly being in nature.”

Trout Stalker Ranch 91 CR 343 A Chama, NM 87520 844.44TROUT www.ChamaTroutStalkers.com TOP RIGHT: Dan and Ashlyn Perry, owners

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RIDE THE

Urban Wave at New Mexico’s only INDOOR WATERPARK

BIRTHDAY PARTIES Our ABQ Surf N’ Slide Water Park is the perfect venue to host your child’s next birthday party. From fast-twisting water slides, a Flowrider™ (think surfing), and many other water features, there is plenty of entertainment for children of all ages. Our birthday party package includes pizza, unlimited soft drinks and reserved seating on the mezzanine. The guest of honor will even receive (1) annual pass to our Water Park! Take advantage of our special birthday party sleeping room rate. Contact our sales office or visit our website to plan an unforgettable birthday experience.

MEETING SPACE Hotel Cascada consists of 30,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space. Whether you are planning a family reunion or corporate meeting, our sales team will guide you in ensuring your event is a success. Our Grand Cascada Ballroom can accommodate up to 450 guests and is a great venue choice for both weddings and quinceañeras with the option to add on discounted Water Park passes and sleeping rooms. We also offer affordable and flexible catering options.

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et’s pretend you’re planning a dream vacation. You make all the travel arrangements, take time off work, pack, check your flight status, and just as you’re about to leave, you catch a glimpse of your beloved pet looking at you with those big doe eyes, pleading, “Don’t leave me behind!” As nice as vacations are, there’s always something a little heartbreaking about leaving behind Fido, Bailey or Gus. But in this day and age, you don’t have to. Increasingly, hotels and tourist attractions are accommodating to pets. Here in Santa Fe, we’re as pet-friendly as it gets. In 2015, Santa Fe was ranked among the top 10 pet-friendly destinations in the United States by FlipKey, a vacation rental marketplace owned by TripAdvisor. When traveling with your furry friend in tow, a bit of planning ahead can ensure both you and your pet have the best experience possible. For example, The Humane Society recommends the safest and most comfortable way for pets to travel is inside a carrier or crate. It’s important to ensure the carrier is big enough so your pet is comfortable and has some mobility, but not so big that he or she can be jostled around. When it comes to road trips, the back seat or cargo area is preferred, as an animal in the front seat could become severely injured in the event the airbag is deployed. It’s a good idea to put together a traveling kit, complete with essential items your pet may need, such as identification, a temporary travel tag for the collar with current contact information, vet records indicating your pet is current on its vaccinations, plastic bags, food, a favorite toy and clean-up supplies. With the right planning, there’s no reason you should have to face those sad eyes begging, “Take me with you!” again.

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t’s all about customer service at Rocky Mountain RV & Marine. The family-owned and operated RV and boat dealership, which has been in the outdoor family fun business since 1986, is committed to providing a positive experience to all its customers from the moment they walk in the door. “We take pride in ensuring our customers are completely satisfied, and this extends far beyond the initial sale,” says general manager Terry Roberts. “We have the latest equipment and technology when it comes to service, and we keep up with all the advances in the industry. We put lots of time and effort into our service department.” Roberts explains that the dealership has the largest service facility in the state, with 26 bays, 14 of which are climate controlled, and a state-of-the-art 54 ft. paint and body booth. The Albuquerque-based company boasts five master certified technicians and another four who are currently working toward this goal. The facility is able to take care of any problem customers might encounter with their purchase, excluding chassis work. And it’s the only dealership in New Mexico to offer an RV Warranty Forever for all of its new units. “This is a lifetime warranty,” explains Bob Scholl, assistant manager of the dealership. “It really gives our customers a high level of comfort to know they’ll be taken care of.” Another option for customers is to have their RVs serviced at home with the company’s free mobile warranty service unit. “This service is unprecedented in the industry,” says Scholl, “and it’s brand new for us. We’re trying it out to see what type of response we’ll get. Right now, there’s a 30 mile service limit, but that may change in time. It’s very exciting for us and we see it as just one more way of providing exceptional customer service.” Both Roberts and Scholl emphasize they’re in the business of helping families experience “family good times that last a lifetime.” Roberts adds, “RVs are a great way to see the country in comfort. And if you think it’s only retired folks who are buying these houses on wheels, think again. Today, it’s a diverse group from all walks of life. There’s no set demographic.” According to Roberts, the most popular model at the dealership is the travel trailer due to its affordability and the fact that a wide variety of floor plans are available. It’s also easy to tow, which many people appreciate. “We carry eight different brands of travel trailers, ranging from 16 to 38 ft. in size. They have lots of space in them,” he describes. Currently, the dealership has 150 units of these types of RVs on site, providing customers with an extensive inventory from which to choose. “Our goal is to help everyone who comes in find what they want based on their needs,” sums up Roberts. “We work with our customers to make sure they’re happy.” Rocky Mountain RV & Marine 12700 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque 505.292.7800 www.rmrv.com

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Above and Beyond

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ost of us don’t love taking our car to the shop. However, if the experience were more about preemptive service and fostering a long-term relationship, perhaps it wouldn’t feel so much like a chore.

It is exactly this ideology that drives Executive Automotive. Conveniently located on Rufina Street, owner Markus Schandelwein opened his doors in 2001 with the belief that meticulous maintenance and strong customer relationships can cause less hassle and more reliability out of a car in the long run. The born and raised German says he’s always loved cars, especially European sports cars. After moving to Santa Fe in the early 80s and working for an independent car shop for almost 20 years, Markus opened his own shop to care for the cars he loved as a boy. From Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche and Volkswagen, to Austin-Healey, Bentley, Ferrari, Lamborghini, MG, Morgan, Rolls-Royce and Triumph, Executive Automotive is Santa Fe’s premier choice for repair and maintenance services. “We take a lot of pride in what we do,” says manager Salvatore Perno. “We’re honest. We run a very clean shop. We’re car guys; we like working on cars. We wouldn’t be in this industry if we weren’t. Plus we like to foster relationships with customers that go beyond servicing their cars. We have our customers’ best interests at heart. That’s our first priority.” Salvatore notes that of the cars Executive Automotive services, approximately 40 percent are owned by women – a large number in an industry where women routinely worry about getting ripped off. “Markus has spent his entire life – especially since opening the business in 2001 – creating an environment where people feel comfortable bringing their cars,” Salvatore says. That positive approach has been noted by car enthusiasts at the Santa Fe Concorso. Many car lovers with exotic automobiles in their collections depend on Executive Automotive. “We tend to work on cars a lot of other shops won’t when it comes to exotic stuff because there are inherent challenges, be it parts, tools or know-how. We’ve got seasoned mechanics who know how to get creative when necessary,” describes Salvatore. But it’s not just the exotic cars that find their way to Executive Automotive. As long as it’s a European model, Markus and his team can service it. In fact, they have factory licensed diagnostic equipment for almost all the cars they service. This means no extra trip down to Albuquerque to see the dealer. “We have the capability of scanning the car and diagnosing problems. We’re the only ones in town with the software,” explains Markus. And to make it even easier for customers, Executive Automotive recently launched a dynamic new website that gives customers more information and allows them to make appointments online. Add to that its four technicians with 60 years’ combined experience between them, and taking your car to the shop starts to sound decidedly grand. Executive Automotive 3215 Rufina St. 505.474.7500 Exautosf.com

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When Entrepreneur Dan Burrell Comes to Town‌

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By Emmaly Wiederholt

an Burrell’s name keeps popping up around the state like daisies in the spring; he’s building a new college of osteopathic medicine at New Mexico State University; he owns a garnet mining venture, Orogrande, in Otero County; he’s the chairman of GeminiRosemont Realty in Santa Fe; he and his wife founded a leadership institute to provide scholarship and mentorship to promising high schoolers. Just who is this talented young entrepreneur who is not-so-slowly but surely building an impressive portfolio based out of New Mexico? Burrell originally hails from upstate New York from a family with a background in business; his father is chief executive of CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield in Washington D.C. Burrell first found his way to New Mexico in 2008 when he started a process of acquiring medium-sized real estate portfolios across the United States, one of which was located in Santa Fe – BGK Properties. “As chairman and CEO of the business, it quickly developed into a situation where it made more sense for me to come out and run it from Santa Fe instead of from New York City, which you can imagine is a challenging commute,” Burrell describes. “Because most of the assets were centered in the Southwest, Santa Fe made more sense as an operational hub than the East Coast did. My wife and I were ready for a change and to start a family. Santa Fe has much to offer in terms of family life and the great outdoors. It makes for a wonderful lifestyle.”

Now at age 37, Burrell thinks of himself as an entrepreneur more than anything else. “When I got to New Mexico, I found the need was significant around the state on a variety of different levels, certainly in regard to our health care and health delivery systems,” he explains. “I have a relationship with New Mexico State University through the foundation my wife and I founded three years ago – the New Mexico Leadership Institute. That was the genesis of the medical school opportunity.” It was recently announced that the medical school will house a health policy institute, of which there is currently nothing like in the region. As for Burrell’s garnet mining venture, Orogrande, the area is historically known for gold and silver, though besides an iron ore operation, there have not been significant operations in the area for the last decade. “Garnet is a mineral that is a clean abrasive, as opposed to dirtier abrasives like coal and copper. It was an obvious opportunity to go after an emerging market,” he says. Burrell says he gets a lot of enjoyment developing the businesses, building the management teams, coming up with the direction, and then moving onto the next opportunity. “Frankly, I’ve been incredibly lucky to come to a place like Santa Fe where there’s not a lot of traditional industry or entrepreneurialism, and be able to start a number of viable and sustainable businesses,” he remarks. He continues: “It’s a conundrum – you want to preserve the small town aspect of Santa Fe, so the introduction of major

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industry wouldn’t necessarily be a positive thing here. One of the things I’ve been focused on is attracting more young families and entrepreneurs who want to start small businesses as well as experience all the things we love about Santa Fe without changing its fundamental character. In New Mexico, we’re very under-served from a capital perspective. It’s not a target investment area, which is a negative thing for the state, but a positive thing for a young entrepreneur like myself. There’s a liquidity gap, and if someone like me can come in and be a provider of that capital, it’s a unique opportunity.” From real estate and mining to medical colleges and philanthropy, the scope of Burrell’s work demonstrates not only the diversification of his portfolio, but perhaps more importantly, the myriad of interests and opportunities the entrepreneur recognizes in the Land of Enchantment.

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To Windows 10… or not to Windows 10… that is the question?

8. If you currently use Windows 8, then Windows 10 will feel familiar. If you are a Windows 7 user, then you will have a small learning curve with Windows 10, although it can be made to look and feel just like Windows 7.

Steve Resnick Capitol Computer & Network Solutions 518 Old Santa Fe Trail #6 505.216.1108 www.CCandNS.com

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icrosoft is offering free upgrades to Windows 10 until July 29, 2016. In fact, it’s not just an offer, but a strong push from Microsoft to upgrade everyone possible to their new operating system. Given that the upgrade is free and Windows 10 is the “latest and greatest” – should you go ahead and say “Yes” to Windows 10? Well, like so many things in life, the answer is, “it depends.” Windows 10 does combine the best of Windows 7 along with touch-screen enhancements introduced with Windows

Microsoft will be focusing its development efforts over the coming years on Windows 10 as they consider this the “final” version of Windows and will phase-out support of earlier versions over the next five years or so. Furthermore, all new Intel, AMD and Qualcomm processors (i.e. the CPU or brain of your computer) will need to use Windows 10. So, there is lots of push from Microsoft to get on the Windows 10 train. Do you get on now, or wait for a later train? Upgrade to Windows 10 before July 29, 2016 if you (1) want the latest and greatest, (2) want the software for free where available, (3) don’t mind some time and possible hiccups with the upgrade process, (4) know your computer is compatible, and (5) are comfortable with learning some new ways to work with your computer. Do NOT Upgrade to Windows 10 if you love what you have now and don’t want to mess with it. Recognize, however, that sometime in the future (your next computer purchase or five to seven years, whichever comes first), you will be dragged kicking and screaming into the world of Windows 10. If you are a business, it’s best to consider this as a strategic investment decision. In other words, given that you will eventually

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need to do this, the question is when and how. While the software is free from Microsoft, there will likely be other “costs” associated with this project. For example, your computers will be off-line for a period of time while the upgrade happens, potentially affecting your sales. Consider scheduling the upgrade for the evening or weekend when your business may be slower. Furthermore, not every computer or software package may be compatible with Windows 10. This is definitely a case where you want to know what is lurking in the water before you dive in. Finally, things do sometimes go wrong with the upgrade. When this happens, you will likely need expert help to recover or repair your system. There are three strategies to consider as you make this investment decision. (1) Upgrade all your computers on your network to Windows 10 before July 29, 2016 to benefit from the free software. (2) Only move to Windows 10 as you purchase new computers for your business, but keep existing computers on their current version of Windows. Or (3) move all existing computers to Windows 10 only at the time when you purchase new Windows 10 computers for your business. Capitol Computer & Network Solutions can help you through any aspect of your Windows 10 upgrade decision or project. Our advice and equipment assessments are always free for Windows 10 questions – we want to help!

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Break B r ea d , Break B a r r ier s By Debbie Stone Photos Anthony Evans

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etworking is key to doing business in any community, though often the process can be challenging and fraught with much effort and time. Enter Friday Networking Lunch (FNL), a Santa Fe-based organization that helps business owners, entrepreneurs and professionals from different industries and backgrounds with their networking efforts. FNL’s specialty is introducing business members to potential customers, referral partners, business

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associates and professional expertise via small pre-arranged lunches in locallyowned restaurants. “You don’t have to work the crowd to find someone to go to lunch with,” explains Barbara Gates, co-owner of FNL. “There’s no chase involved. We do the work for you.” She adds, “So much can happen over lunch. Business can and does take place then and there, whether its sales, marketing, affiliations, possible collaborations, partnerships or even advice. When you

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break bread, you break barriers.” The company, which Gates founded with her husband Geoffrey in 2008, has about 200 members, but Gates emphasizes it’s really not about the number of members, but about the people who attend and the introductions they make. Many have been in the group since day one, and then as some move away or change life direction, others join. “It’s a fluid situation,” she says, “and we are constantly acquiring new members all


may have never tried on their own.” FNL recently expanded to Albuquerque and will be gradually moving into other cities in the future as need dictates. And now, members who bring in someone new will get a percentage off the new membership fee. “We are paying our members to help continue building this organization up,” says Gates. “It makes sense they should get a piece of the pie.”

Friday Networking Lunch By Friday appointment only 505.231.7328 gofnl.com

the time.” She adds, “There are no boundaries as to who can join. FNL is for anyone looking to make solid business connections.” The organization attracts people from a wide crosssection of industries. “We try and keep a base of at least a half dozen people in each field in order to retain some balance,” says Gates. “We get people who are sole proprietors, people with home offices who want to get out and socialize, individuals in transition, those who are new to the Santa Fe area and looking for resources, business support and more.” Membership is on an annual basis with three different levels offered: basic, silver and gold. Each level has its own set of benefits with costs ranging from $289 to $525 a year. Every week, members receive lunch assignments noting where they will eat and who will be joining them. Number of participants can be anywhere from two to five people. “When there’s less people, deeper connections are made quicker than when you’re in a large group,” comments Gates. “We get great feedback from our members who say they really enjoy the smaller, more intimate lunches. They also tell us that we introduce them to people they may have never met on their own and that they eat at restaurants they Barbara and Geoffrey Gates BUSINESS

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eynolds & Rodar Insurance Group, previously Reynolds Insurance, has been locally owned and operated in Santa Fe for over 130

assets. They insure nearly any business

years. The company’s team of experienced

families. The agency provides specialized

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quality protection for personal and business

homes, collector cars, fine art and jewelry.

enterprise and have become recognized as the leader in protecting high net worth

Owner Jake Rodar emphasizes how he and his team work closely with clients to ensure all assets are properly covered. “As independent brokers, we work with all of the top companies to provide real insurance protection; we focus on the coverage because ultimately saving a Owners, Jake & Shona Rodar

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few dollars for inferior coverage isn’t what our clients expect from us,” he says. “We have access to high value home insurance specialty companies, including Chubb, PURE, Nationwide Private Client, and ACE & Central Signature. We offer more choices to our clients without them having to shop multiple insurance companies.” Rodar explains that his agents often visit clients in their homes and look at all aspects of their lifestyle in order to develop a plan based specifically on their needs. “We are a boutique agency with the goal of providing concierge level service and peace of mind for our clients” he describes. “We have insured local businesses and families for longer than any other New Mexico agency.” The vast majority of the agency’s business comes from referrals. “Many attorneys, realtors, CPAs and other trusted advisors refer their clients to us, as they know we will

take care of them,” comments Rodar. “It’s all word-of-mouth stemming from client satisfaction that drives our business. And it all relates to our personalized service. We know our clients and their families well and have been serving many of them for years, some for three or four generations. Often, because we provide significantly

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better coverage without increasing the cost, our clients become our friends, and our friends become our clients. We understand people don’t love or even like dealing with insurance, but when they work with us they are more at ease and feel good about being able to walk into our office, meet face-toface, and gain peace of mind.”

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We knoW our clients and their families Well and have been serving many of them for multiple generations. our clients become our friends, and our friends become our clients. Rodar is proud of his agency’s noted reputation and longevity in the community. The company’s workplace environment has received recognition from the Albuquerque Business First Magazine, who named Reynolds & Rodar a best place to work in 2015 and 2014. The agency also made it to the Albuquerque Journal’s list of the top private 100 New Mexico owned businesses. “We treat our employees well and they, in turn, treat our clients well,” explains Rodar when asked about these highly touted acknowledgements. “Everyone has a key role in the agency. Our facility is new and modern, so it’s a comfortable place to work. Salaries are competitive and we encourage input in the direction of the agency, which I think is important and also leads to greater employee satisfaction. Our philosophy that happy employees equals happy clients has worked well for everyone.”

Reynolds & Rodar Insurance Group Inc. 400 Kiva Ct. 505.983.4353 www.reynoldsinsurance.com

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Bob Graham

Financial Advisor Edward Jones Investments 510 N. Guadalupe Street, Suite L Santa Fe Office 505.820.0076 Toll Free 866.830.0076 bob.graham@edwardjones.com www.edwardjones.com | | |

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e prepared” is the Scout motto, and it’s also pretty good advice for anyone seeking to guard against various disasters – including financial ones.

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again. To protect against this potential threat, try to build an emergency fund containing three to six months’ worth of living expenses. That’s a lot of money, of course, so it will be challenging to build such a fund, but try to contribute something each month to a liquid, low-risk account. Without such an emergency fund, you might be forced to cash out your 401(k) or other retirement plan to pay for your living expenses during your period of unemployment. LOSS OF HEALTH: If you became ill or injured, you might be out of work for weeks or months. Your employer may offer you some type of disability insurance as an employee benefit, but it might not be sufficient. So you may want to purchase an individual plan to cover as much of your after-tax income as possible. You’ll have the flexibility to create a policy that is tailored to your needs, budget and overall financial goals. However, policies vary widely in cost and benefits, so you’ll want to shop around for the coverage that best meets your needs. LOSS OF LIFE: Death may be an uncomfortable topic to discuss. However, if you were to pass away, it would be emotionally devastating to your loved ones – and could also be financially catastrophic. Would your family still be able to pay the mortgage? Could your surviving spouse afford to send your kids to college? Without life insurance, your death could leave your family without the ability to cover financial obligations. The exact amount you require depends on a variety of factors, such as your family’s expenses,

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size of family, savings needs over time, and so on. Generally speaking, you can choose between two broad categories of insurance: term and permanent. Term insurance, as the name suggests, is designed for a specific number of years and only provides a death benefit. Permanent insurance is typically more expensive because, in addition to the death benefit, it offers a savings component. A financial professional can help guide you through your options to determine which one is appropriate for your needs. LOSS OF PROPERTY If you own a home, you already have homeowners insurance, but it doesn’t hurt to periodically check your policy to make sure it’s kept up with any improvements or additions you’ve made to your house or other property. If you’re under-covered, and you had to pay out-of-pocket for some major damage, you might be forced to dip into your long-term investments. And while you’re making sure your property is covered, you might also want to consider adding “umbrella” coverage, which can provide extra protection to you in case someone is injured at your home, or even at an event at which you may be in charge, such as a scout meeting. With luck, you can avoid all the threats to you and your family’s financial security. But you can’t count on always being lucky – so take financial disaster preparation measures soon.

This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor.


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