Having been on the board since 2013, I have learned a lot about issues the board deals with particularly concerning changes in Wells Park and the city government. I worked on an Oral History project interviewing 23 people who talked about their lives in Wells Park. I have lived in the neighborhood since 1992. I taught Spanish for 15 years at Highland High School.
I’m a Wells Park home owner on 10th St. since 2018 who is mild mannered with bursts of enthusiasm. I like to measure the value of civic actions by asking if it benefits children and the elderly somehow. I'm also a etired RN who has worked from Yellowstone Park to Labor and Delivery.
Jesse is the owner of Painted Lady Bed & Brew and co-founder of Albuquerque Tourism & Sightseeing Factory (AT&SF): parent company to ABQ Trolley Co., Albucreepy Ghost Walk, Duke City Pedaler and ABQ in a Box. Herron graduated from the University of New Mexico with a MBA in Travel & Tourism Management and International Management in Latin America. When he is not on a trolley, he collects corny Albuquerque souvenir t-shirts, eats green chile (on just about everything), and cheers for the Lobos. Herron resides in Wells Park in a 19th century former brothel and saloon (with a few friendly ghosts).
I have lived in Wells Park with my family since 2010 and have served on the Board of WPNA since 2016. I began my service as Board Secretary, then Vice President, and have served as President of the Association since 2018. Wells Park has a rich history and has experienced significant change in the past few decades. I believe one of the biggest challenges facing Wells Park but also one of its greatest assets is its diversity - in both residents and land uses. With many competing interests, it is just a matter of tapping into this potential and advocating for positive change.
I have just begun my first term on the WPNA Board. I am a licensed architect, artist and member of Local Union 480 as a set designer on major feature films and episodic TV. Since being on the Board I have met so many folks addressing our community issues, mutually seeking connections for information, answers and solutions.