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MICHAEL SMITH, President
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 and Emi Fukuda class of 2020 and Taiyo Fukuda class of 2022. Michael and Iba met whileending 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.
STEVE ALARID, Treasurer
Steve is a lifelong resident of New Mexico. Steve has a lifelong partner Eva Olascoaga and they have a son together, Lukas who is a member of the class of 2022 at Monte Del Sol. Steve holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from California State University. He has been in public school finance for 22 years. Steve started his career working for the Santa Fe Public Schools business office where he
managed the SB-9 (Mill Levy) and GO Bond funding and projects and eventually became Director of Budget. Steve also worked at Santa Fe County where he served several years in different capacities which included, Budget Administrator, Indigent Fund Director, and Facilities Operations Director. He also served for 1 year on the St. Vincent’s Hospital Finance Board. Steve and Eva are both founding members of Tierra Encantada Charter School. Steve is currently the Business Manager of Tierra Encantada Charter School and has been for the past 12 years.
Steve enjoys fly fishing on his own time and also served 22 years as a youth football coach and two years as a middle school football and track coach. Steve also worked as a volunteer Firefighter and EMT with the Santa Fe County Fire Dept. for several years, as well as an EMT for an ambulance service here in Santa Fe.
CHARLES MCINTYRE, Secretary
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.
Teresa Martinez is a retired local government employee (2 ½ years). Ms. Martinez’s background is in accounting, with 27 years’ experience assisting or leading financial operations for both state and local governments. Prior to retirement, Ms. Martinez served as PTA Treasurer for a local elementary school for 7 years and also enjoys volunteering for Multiple Sclerosis events and the Bienvenidos Food Pantry. Teresa is currently employed by another charter school part-time and has a twelve year old daughter at Milagros Middle School.
Korina Lopez is a Monte del Sol parent and the Program Director for the Emergency Shelter at Youth Shelters and Family Services in Santa Fe. She oversees and manages the Youth Shelter, which is a co-ed state-licensed program with 8-beds serving eligible youth between the age of 10 to 17 who need a temporary place to stay until they are able to find a stable living environment.
LOUISE YAKEY, MS, MPA
Louise is a masters-prepared science teacher retired from New York State. She moved to Santa Fe 7 years ago to accept a teaching position. During that 7 years she was also the coordinator of an innovative mentorship program from high school students at CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center. Her strong background in mentorship is a perfect fit for the board of Monte. She completed a masters in public administration at UNM in 2016 and is now the director of program development for MATCH New Mexico, a state-wide program that places college students with third-graders in a mentoring relationship. She is also currently completing the certification in Educational Leadership at UNM.