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Michael is married to Iba Fukuda (youngest daughter of Hiro and Shohko Fukuda of Shohko Cafe) and the father of Lia Fukuda, MDS class of 2018, Emi Fukuda class of 2020 and Taiyo Fukuda class of 2022. Michael and Iba met while attending the Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA and both share a passion for alternative education. Michael works as an Association Manager with HOAMCO and manages 9-10 Condo and HOA Associations in Santa Fe. Iba and Michael owned a restaurant, Citron, in Oakland CA, near Berkeley for 4 years back in the late 90s. Prior to that and Evergreen, Michael was a practitioner of Zen Buddhism at the San Francisco Zen Center. Iba, Michael and the kids have lived in Santa Fe since 2002 and have looked forward to being involved with Monte Del Sol since then. Michael was co-founder and past president of Santa Fe JIN (Japanese Intercultural Network) as well as serving on the Board of the Santa Fe Realtor's Association and Youth Shelters and Family Services.


ROBERT JENKINS, PH.D., Vice President

Dr. Robert Jenkins moved to Colorado fresh out of high school, earning his B.A. (History) and later a Masters degree (Liberal Arts) from The Colorado College.  Later, he earned his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from the University of Colorado.  With over forty years experience teaching all grade levels from pre-school through graduate school, Dr. Jenkins has also served as an elementary principal and school district superintendent in various locations in southern Colorado.  After moving to Santa Fe, Dr. Jenkins taught five years at Santa Fe High School and is now enjoying retirement working on several boards including the Monte del Sol Governing Council.  In his leisure time Dr. Jenkins enjoys his cabin near Creede, Colorado as well as training for the swimming Senior Olympic as the New Mexico state champion in the sprints.  Being Vice President of the Governing Council is an ideal way to share his wide knowledge of and support for K-12 public education.



Charles L McIntyre is a retired educator and a Master Teacher. Charles was a teacher for 35 years in the Miami Dade County Public Schools, Miami FL. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in History and Political Science from Alabama State University, Montgomery AL and he did some graduate work in Educational Leadership. As a teacher  he taught American History, World History, American Government, Economics (Honors/AP), and he served as Teacher Mentor, the school Activities Director, Department Chair Social Studies, a member of the Dade Monroe Teacher Education Center, Vice President of United Teachers of Dade, Miami, FL, and served on various state and school district committees.  After retiring in 2007, Charles moved to Santa Fe and became an active community volunteer. Presently, he volunteers within the Santa Fe Public Schools at Santa Fe High, he works with the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Arts and Leadership Program for Boys and The Santa Fe Opera Gift Shop, he is an Ambassador (usher) at the Lensic Performing Art Center, he is the La Cienega Fire Department Community Liaison, and he has assisted with school tours at the New Mexico Museum of History.  Leisurely, he enjoys reading, antiquing, touring museums, the peace and serenity of Santa Fe and the love of his two Yorkshire Terriers-Ronan and Oliver.


Joe Butler
JOE BUTLER, Treasurer
Born in Peabody, Massachusetts in 1952, Joe moved to Santa Fe with his parents in 1960. A 1969 graduate of St. Michael's High School and 1973 graduate of the University of Notre Dame, with a degree in accounting, Joe later earned a teaching credential at the College of Santa Fe. He taught at the high school level at St. Michael's High School for 15 years and was the school's athletic director for 13 years. After leaving St. Michael's, Joe was the athletic director for Santa Fe High School and Moriarty High School before becoming assistant director of the New Mexico Activities Association, the governing body of athletics in the state of New Mexico, before retirement in June 2018. Joe was twice named New Mexico Athletic Director of the Year and was honored by the Christian Brothers of St. Michael's High School with Letters of Affiliation for his dedication to the school and its mission. Joe is married to Chela Butler, a teacher and long-time volleyball coach, and they have 4 children and 8 grandchildren.
Mara Bruton
Mara has been an educator for 15 years.  She has worked in special education at schools in Oregon, Michigan and New Mexico and is currently the Special Education Coordinator at The MASTERS Program Charter High School in Santa Fe.  Mara’s first position in New Mexico was as a special education teacher at Monte del Sol from 2004-2008. She is very happy to be able to serve MDS again, this time as a member of the Governing Board.  Mara has her bachelor’s degree in special education from Michigan State University and her Master’s in Education from the University of New Mexico. Mara is married to Zach Taylor, also an educator in Santa Fe, and has two daughters, Bria and Liza.  She enjoys camping, hiking, reading and traveling with her family.