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This chart shows the total compensation (salary plus benefits, expense account, contributions to retirement plans, etc.) of selected employees at selected Santa Fe
nonprofits and the State of New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs. In general, all nonprofit information has been drawn from each organization’s most
recent 990 or 990-EZ “Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax” to the Internal Revenue Service, as posted online at guidestar.org. DCA information
has been drawn from recent responses to Public Records Act requests to the State of New Mexico. Aside from DCA information, therefore, these are not
current-year figures. They relate in most cases to each organization’s 2007 fiscal year, and in a few cases, to 2006 or 2008. Some persons shown are no longer
with the listed organizations at this time, or have moved to different positions within an organization.
Compensation as
Total Organization Compensation % of S.F. County
Name ......................................Organization........................................... Title (from 990 report)........................
Compensation Gross Receipts as % of OGR Median Income
King, George.............................. Georgia O’Keeffe Museum ...........................Executive Director..................... 339,440............. 54,167,115 .................0.63% .............658%
West, Geoffrey ........................... Santa Fe Institute .........................................President.................................... 320,666............. 11,720,026 .................2.74% .............621%
Gaddes, Richard (1) .................. Santa Fe Opera.............................................CEO........................................... 297,148............. 30,472,428 .................0.98% .............576%
Lynes, Barbara ........................... Georgia O’Keeffe Museum ...........................Research Center Director........... 239,376............. 54,167,115 .................0.44% .............464%
Heon, Laura............................... SITE Santa Fe...............................................Executive Director..................... 200,424............... 5,604,801 .................3.58% .............388%
Wood, Chris .............................. Santa Fe Institute .........................................Vice President............................ 197,151............. 11,720,026 .................1.68% .............382%
McLaughlin, James .................... Santa Fe Community College ......................Dean, Administrative Services... 193,751............. 47,170,728 .................0.41% .............375%
Batkin, Jonathan........................ Wheelwright Museum .................................Executive Director..................... 180,447............... 2,625,156 .................6.87% .............350%
Kirk, Stuart C. ........................... College of Santa Fe.......................................President.................................... 176,223............. 36,286,792 .................0.49% .............342%
Brooks, James F. ......................... School for Advanced Research .....................President.................................... 175,308............. 11,133,134 .................1.57% .............340%
Brown, Carl ............................... Georgia O’Keeffe Museum ...........................Director of Finance.................... 157,813............. 54,167,115 .................0.29% .............306%
Larsen, Shannon........................ Santa Fe Institute .........................................Executive Director..................... 156,656............. 11,720,026 .................1.34% .............304%
Abeyta, Joseph........................... Santa Fe Indian School.................................Superintendant.......................... 153,194............. 17,616,197 .................0.87% .............297%
Ovitsky, Steven .......................... Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival ................Executive Director..................... 151,242............... 1,607,447 .................9.41% .............293%
Martin, Robert ........................... Lensic Performing Arts Center.....................General Manager ....................... 150,626............... 2,757,604 .................5.46% .............292%
Average nonprofit CEO salary (August 2008) of 5,324 charities evaluated by Charity Navigator.................. 148,972............................. 0 .................0.00% .............289%
Grimes, John ............................. Institute of American Indian Arts ................Director ..................................... 145,667............. 11,943,510 .................1.22% .............282%
Woolbright, Bradley .................. Santa Fe Opera.............................................Artistic Administrator ............... 138,567............. 30,472,428 .................0.45% .............269%
Ely, Carole ................................. Santa Fe Opera.............................................Director of Development ........... 137,396............. 30,472,428 .................0.45% .............266%
Tobin, Richard ........................... Institute of American Indian Arts ................President.................................... 133,881............. 11,943,510 .................1.12% .............259%
Medina, Jessie............................ Santa Fe Indian School.................................CFO........................................... 128,516............. 17,616,197 .................0.73% .............249%
Evans, Carole............................. College of Santa Fe.......................................Directory Professor.................... 126,904............. 36,286,792 .................0.35% .............246%
Horpedahl, Paul......................... Santa Fe Opera.............................................Director of Production............... 125,327............. 30,472,428 .................0.41% .............243%
Harder, Rodney.......................... Santa Fe Opera.............................................CFO........................................... 124,328............. 30,472,428 .................0.41% .............241%
Ortego, Sheila ............................ Santa Fe Community College ......................Executive VP ............................. 124,087............. 47,170,728 .................0.26% .............240%
Sullivan, Marcia ......................... College of Santa Fe.......................................VP Institutional Advancement .. 121,861............. 36,286,792 .................0.34% .............236%
Wacks, Jonathan........................ College of Santa Fe.......................................Professor & Chair...................... 121,726............. 36,286,792 .................0.34% .............236%
Karp, Diane ............................... Santa Fe Art Institute ...................................Executive Director..................... 119,512............... 1,491,243 .................8.01% .............232%
Ashman, Stuart .......................... New Mexico Dept. of Cultural Affairs..........Cabinet Secretary....................... 118,268............. 35,000,000 .................0.34% .............229%
Morse, Harvey ........................... College of Santa Fe.......................................President’s Spec. Assistant ......... 117,154............. 36,286,792 .................0.32% .............227%
Brisson, Jerry ............................. College of Santa Fe.......................................VP Finance & Administration... 116,277............. 36,286,792 .................0.32% .............225%
Tiarks, Mark .............................. Santa Fe Opera.............................................Director of Marketing................ 115,455............. 30,472,428 .................0.38% .............224%
Putnam, Catherine .................... SITE Santa Fe...............................................CFO/Deputy Director................ 111,067............... 5,604,801 .................1.98% .............215%
Sayre, William ........................... College of Santa Fe.......................................Professor Director...................... 110,131............. 36,286,792 .................0.30% .............213%
Buck, Charles S. (1)................... Center for Contemporary Arts.....................Executive Director..................... 109,833............... 2,490,087 .................4.41% .............213%
Hall, Jackie ................................ Georgia O’Keeffe Museum ...........................Director of Development ........... 109,280............. 54,167,115 .................0.20% .............212%
Morris, Thomas ......................... Santa Fe Opera.............................................Director of Administration ........ 108,998............. 30,472,428 .................0.36% .............211%
Neikrug, Marc ........................... Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival ................Artistic Director......................... 108,705............... 1,607,447 .................6.76% .............211%
Javahenpour, Farhad.................. Santa Fe Community College ......................VP for Admin. Services.............. 108,576............. 47,170,728 .................0.23% .............210%
Aageson, Thomas ...................... Museum of New Mexico Foundation ..........Executive Director..................... 106,000............. 12,158,820 .................0.87% .............205%
Sutton, Robert ........................... Institute of American Indian Arts ................Director of Finance...................... 97,382............. 11,943,510 .................0.82% .............189%
Gulibert, Felisa .......................... Santa Fe Indian School.................................Principal ...................................... 94,476............. 17,616,197 .................0.54% .............183%
Filemyr, Ann.............................. Institute of American Indian Arts ................Dean ............................................ 94,196............. 11,943,510 .................0.79% .............183%
Montoya, Regina........................ Santa Fe Indian School.................................Exec. Asst to Superintendant....... 91,805............. 17,616,197 .................0.52% .............178%
Hatch, India............................... New Mexico Dept. of Cultural Affairs..........Dir. Film Museum ....................... 90,313............. 35,000,000 .................0.26% .............175%
Lewis, Hayes A. ......................... Institute of American Indian Arts ................Director ...................................... 85,202............. 11,943,510 .................0.71% .............165%
Fecteau, Loie ............................. New Mexico Dept. of Cultural Affairs..........Dir. N.M. Arts .............................. 84,676............. 35,000,000 .................0.24% .............164%
Barnes, Kelley ............................ National Dance Institute NM.......................Development Director ................. 83,999............. 16,298,361 .................0.52% .............163%
Sweeney, Elena .......................... New Mexico Dept. of Cultural Affairs..........Deputy Secretary DCA................. 82,784............. 35,000,000 .................0.24% .............160%
Bol, Marsha (2).......................... New Mexico Dept. of Cultural Affairs..........Dir. N.M. Museum of Art............. 81,723............. 35,000,000 .................0.23% .............158%
DeLay, Colleen Kelly ................. Museum of New Mexico Foundation ..........Director of Development ............. 81,541............. 12,158,820 .................0.67% .............158%
Various (3)................................. Santa Fe Desert Chorale...............................Executive Director....................... 80,462.................. 699,992 ...............11.49% .............156%

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Compensation as
Total Organization Compensation % of S.F. County
Name Organization Title (from 990 report) Compensation Gross Receipts as % of OGR Median Income
Baker, Russell ............................ National Dance Institute NM.......................Artistic Asst. Director .................. 78,275............. 16,298,361 .................0.48% .............152%
Levine, Frances.......................... New Mexico Dept. of Cultural Affairs..........Dir. History Museum/Palace........ 77,916............. 35,000,000 .................0.22% .............151%
Vacant (2) .................................. New Mexico Dept. of Cultural Affairs..........Dir. Folk Art Museum ................. 77,916............. 35,000,000 .................0.22% .............151%
Tisdale, Shelby........................... New Mexico Dept. of Cultural Affairs..........Dir. Museum of Indian Arts......... 77,542............. 35,000,000 .................0.22% .............150%
Laflin, Nancy ............................. New Mexico Dept. of Cultural Affairs..........Dir. Music Commission............... 75,816............. 35,000,000 .................0.22% .............147%
Field, William............................ Spanish Colonial Arts Society ......................Executive Director....................... 75,000............... 1,533,290 .................4.89% .............145%
Paulk, Jan .................................. New Mexico Dept. of Cultural Affairs..........Staff Manager, marketing............. 74,713............. 35,000,000 .................0.21% .............145%
Stafford, John............................. Museum of New Mexico Foundation ..........Director of Retail ......................... 74,200............. 12,158,820 .................0.61% .............144%
Oberlander, Susan ..................... New Mexico Dept. of Cultural Affairs..........Dir. State Library ......................... 73,736............. 35,000,000 .................0.21% .............143%
Bromberg, Andrea...................... National Dance Institute NM.......................Key Employee.............................. 73,575............. 16,298,361 .................0.45% .............143%
Ranker, Patrick .......................... Museum of New Mexico Foundation ..........Director of Finance...................... 71,550............. 12,158,820 .................0.59% .............139%
O’Connor, Thomas .................... Santa Fe Pro Musica.....................................General Director.......................... 71,000.................. 766,681 .................9.26% .............138%
Ortega, Ernesto.......................... New Mexico Dept. of Cultural Affairs..........Dir N.M. Monuments .................. 70,969............. 35,000,000 .................0.20% .............138%
Redding, George “Bud” ............. Spanish Colonial Arts Society ......................Spanish Market Op. Director....... 68,838............... 1,533,290 .................4.49% .............133%
Smith, Stephen .......................... Lensic Performing Arts Center.....................Operations Manager .................... 68,464............... 2,757,604 .................2.48% .............133%
Auwater, Tyler ........................... SITE Santa Fe...............................................Director of Operations................. 68,404............... 5,604,801 .................1.22% .............133%
Slick, Katherine ......................... New Mexico Dept. of Cultural Affairs..........Dir. Historic Preservation ............ 67,787............. 35,000,000 .................0.19% .............131%
Blinman, Eric............................. New Mexico Dept. of Cultural Affairs..........Dir. Archaeological Studies.......... 67,745............. 35,000,000 .................0.19% .............131%
Bergen, Julia .............................. Fine Arts for Children & Teens....................Executive Director....................... 66,950.................. 648,314 ...............10.33% .............130%
Tesseo, David............................. Santa Fe Children’s Museum........................Executive Director....................... 66,848.................. 809,765 .................8.26% .............130%
Lucas, Robert............................. Wheelwright Museum .................................Shop Manager.............................. 66,007............... 2,625,156 .................2.51% .............128%
Doyle, Cheri .............................. Wheelwright Museum .................................Curator ........................................ 63,300............... 2,625,156 .................2.41% .............123%
Myers, Juliet .............................. SITE Santa Fe...............................................Director of Education .................. 60,264............... 5,604,801 .................1.08% .............117%
Scheflen, Ann ............................ Museum of New Mexico Foundation ..........Director of Membership .............. 60,049............. 12,158,820 .................0.49% .............116%
Ryals, Michelle .......................... SITE Santa Fe...............................................Accountant/HR............................ 59,090............... 5,604,801 .................1.05% .............115%
McCutcheon, Ruth .................... Lensic Performing Arts Center.....................Development Director ................. 58,689............... 2,757,604 .................2.13% .............114%
James, Earl................................. SITE Santa Fe...............................................Director of Development ............. 58,427............... 5,604,801 .................1.04% .............113%
Budziak, Emily (4) .................... Santa Fe International Folk Art Market .......Market Coordinator..................... 58,279............... 1,946,257 .................2.99% .............113%
Cerny, Charlene......................... Santa Fe International Folk Art Market .......Executive Director....................... 57,854............... 1,946,257 .................2.97% .............112%
Gavin, Robin Farwell................. Spanish Colonial Arts Society ......................Curator ........................................ 55,974............... 1,533,290 .................3.65% .............108%
Sullivan, Laura (4)..................... Santa Fe International Folk Art Market .......Development Director ................. 55,963............... 1,946,257 .................2.88% .............108%
Klosky, Linda ............................. Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival ................Asst. Artistic Director .................. 55,087............... 1,607,447 .................3.43% .............107%
Gallegos y Reinhardt, Ana ......... Warehouse 21 (SF Teen Arts Center)...........Administrator .............................. 55,000.................. 436,676 ...............12.60% .............107%
Mullen, William (1)................... Santa Fe Concert Association.......................Managing Director....................... 55,000.................. 649,593 .................8.47% .............107%
Stewart, Ronn ............................ Moving People Dance Theatre .....................Founder....................................... 54,882.................. 768,974 .................7.14% .............106%
Tidwell, Kristen ......................... Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival ................Development Director ................. 53,372............... 1,607,447 .................3.32% .............103%
Waller, Kelly (4) ........................ Santa Fe International Folk Art Market .......Market Coordinator..................... 53,317............... 1,946,257 .................2.74% .............103%
Gottschalk, Jeanne .................... Santa Fe Pro Musica.....................................Development Director ................. 53,253.................. 766,681 .................6.95% .............103%
Berkenfield, John....................... El Rancho de las Golondrinas ......................Foundation Manager ................... 53,106............... 1,868,402 .................2.83% .............103%
Palhoeimo, George .................... El Rancho de las Golondrinas ......................Executive Director....................... 52,818............... 1,868,402 .................2.78% .............102%
Price, Patricia ............................ Spanish Colonial Arts Society ......................Education Curator....................... 52,086............... 1,533,290 .................3.40% .............101%
Bernstein, Bruce (4)................... Southwestern Assoc. for Indian Arts............Consultant................................... 52,000............... 1,259,210 .................4.13% .............101%
Estimated 2007 median household income, Santa Fe County, U.S. Census Bureau ........................................... 51,601............................. 0 .................0 .....................100%
Valencia, Josephine.................... Santa Fe Children’s Museum........................Accountant .................................. 51,443.................. 809,765 .................6.35% ............99.7%
Heltman, Gregory...................... Santa Fe Symphony......................................General Director.......................... 50,663............... 1,083,718 .................4.67% ...............98%
Perraglio, Cynthia Sanchez........ Capitol Art Foundation................................Executive Director....................... 50,584.................... 71,462 ...............70.78% ...............98%
Traube, Alex .............................. New Mexico CultureNet ..............................Executive Director....................... 46,200.................. 189,632 ...............24.36% ...............90%
Seth, Laurel................................ International Folk Art Foundation ..............Executive Director....................... 45,740............... 2,443,687 .................1.87% ...............89%
Sabato, Wayne ........................... Santa Fe Performing Arts .............................Executive Director....................... 44,207.................. 274,378 ...............16.11% ...............86%
Leslie, Christopher .................... Pandemonium Productions .........................President...................................... 42,588.................. 139,363 ...............30.56% ...............83%
Morgan, Rebecca ....................... Southwest Children’s Theater ......................Sec. & Production Director ......... 42,072.................. 101,916 ...............41.28% ...............82%
Lescht, David............................. Outside In Productions................................Executive Director....................... 42,000.................. 172,392 ...............24.36% ...............81%
Huber, Kelly............................... Santa Fe Youth Symphony ...........................Executive Director....................... 35,000.................. 196,089 ...............17.85% ...............68%
Hausman, Elaine ....................... Moving People Dance Theatre .....................Executive Director....................... 25,116.................. 768,974 .................3.27% ...............49%
Prezant, Oliver........................... Santa Fe Community Orchestra...................Conductor/Board member........... 18,750.................... 64,691 ...............28.98% ...............36%
Flax, John .................................. Theater Grottesco ........................................Founder....................................... 18,000.................. 188,446 .................9.55% ...............35%
Lohmann, Rick .......................... Santa Fe Youth Symphony ...........................Ensemble Director....................... 16,550.................. 196,089 .................8.44% ...............32%

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Compensation as
Total Organization Compensation % of S.F. County
Name Organization Title (from 990 report) Compensation Gross Receipts as % of OGR Median Income
Kennedy, John ........................... Santa Fe New Music.....................................Artistic Director........................... 15,000.................. 116,814 ...............12.84% ...............29%
Kennedy, Rozella ....................... Santa Fe New Music.....................................General Manager ......................... 15,000.................. 116,814 ...............12.84% ...............29%
Kats, Amir ................................. Santa Fe Youth Symphony ...........................Ensemble Director....................... 14,697.................. 196,089 .................7.50% ...............28%
Greathouse, Patricia .................. Santa Fe Youth Symphony ...........................Ensemble Director....................... 13,931.................. 196,089 .................7.10% ...............27%
Allerton, Celeste ........................ Southwest Children’s Theater ......................President...................................... 11,250.................. 101,916 ...............11.04% ...............22%
Forrest, Tone ............................. Red Thread Collective..................................Artistic Director........................... 10,000.................... 36,435 ...............27.45% ...............19%
Bowman, Jon ............................. Santa Fe Film Festival..................................Executive Director................................ 0.................. 384,049 .................0.00% .................0%
Clem, James............................... Santa Fe Playhouse ......................................President............................................... 0.................. 117,004 .................0.00% .................0%
Dunlap, Bruce............................ Open Arts Foundation .................................President............................................... 0.................... 67,883 .................0.00% .................0%
Malaty, J.P. (5)............................ Aspen Santa Fe Ballet ...................................Executive Director................................ 0.................. 902,108 .................0.00% .................0%
Mossbrucker, Tom (5) ............... Aspen Santa Fe Ballet ...................................Artistic Director.................................... 0.................. 902,108 .................0.00% .................0%
Olson, David.............................. Theaterwork ................................................Executive Director/Founder................. 0.................... 94,026 .................0.00% .................0%
Oppenheimer, Catherine ........... National Dance Institute NM.......................Executive Director/Founder................. 0............. 16,298,361 .................0.00% .................0%

(1) Charles S. (Steve) Buck left CCA in July 2007; William Mullen left SFCA in May 2008: Richard Gaddes retired from the SFO in September 2008.
(2) Marsha Bol became director of the Museum of International Folk Art in late 2008. The New Mexico Museum of Art director position is now open.
(3) SFDC had 3 part-time executive directors in 2007. This represents compensation to all three.
(4) Contract positions
(5) Aspen Santa Fe Ballet is a partnership between Aspen Ballet in Colorado and Santa Fe Festival Ballet in Santa Fe. Aspen Ballet pays Malaty and Mossbrucker
each $102,435 in Colorado; they do not receive any direct compensation in New Mexico.

Selected City of Santa Fe Arts Commission grant recipients for fiscal year 2008-2009

Community Arts Promotion Program Santa Fe International Folk Art Market..... $15,000 Special and New Projects Program
Aspen Santa Fe Ballet................................. $13,383 Santa Fe New Music .................................... $7,661 Canticum Novum ........................................ $7,000
Georgia O’Keeffe Museum ......................... $62,963 Santa Fe Opera......................................... $124,887 Luna Moruna Productions........................... $6,000
Institute of American Indian Arts.............. $20,302 Santa Fe Performing Arts........................... $13,080 Santa Fe Short Story Festival ....................... $8,500
Lensic Performing Arts Center .................. $15,000 Santa Fe Playhouse .................................... $11,921
Moving People Dance Theatre................... $12,128 Santa Fe Pro Musica ...................................$23,514 Community Arts Development Program
El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe .................... $8,854 Santa Fe Symphony ................................... $15,614 Center for Contemporary Arts..................... $2,000
Museum of New Mexico Foundation ........ $70,914 SITE Santa Fe............................................. $28,054 Fine Arts for Children & Teens ................... $5,250
El Rancho de las Golondrinas.................... $39,947 Southwest Children’s Theatre ...................... $6,529 National Dance Institute.............................. $4,800
Santa Fe Art Institute................................. $10,000 Southwestern Association for Indian Arts . $64,362 New Mexico Culture Net............................. $3,200
Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival.............. $79,537 Spanish Colonial Arts Society.................... $35,713 Outside In.................................................... $6,250
Santa Fe Children’s Museum ..................... $42,327 Theater Grottesco ........................................ $9,016 Pandemonium Productions ......................... $3,000
Santa Fe Community Orchestra .................. $5,677 Theaterwork ................................................ $9,002 Santa Fe Youth Symphony ........................... $5,500
Santa Fe Concert Association ...................... $7,208 Warehouse 21 .............................................. $7,000
Santa Fe Desert Chorale ............................ $21,361 Wheelwright Museum ............................... $41,767
Santa Fe Film Festival.................................. $9,512 Wise Fool New Mexico.............................. $11,384

Selected New Mexico Arts Commission (a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs)
grant recipients for fiscal year 2009
Aspen Santa Fe Ballet................................... $8,057 Santa Fe Art Institute................................... $7,857 Santa Fe Youth Symphony ........................... $6,257
Canticum Novum ........................................ $4,993 Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival................ $7,457 SITE Santa Fe............................................... $6,257
El Rancho de las Golondrinas...................... $8,657 Santa Fe Community Orchestra .................. $5,500 Southwest Children’s Theatre ...................... $8,057
Fine Arts for Children & Teens ................... $8,457 Santa Fe Concert Association ...................... $3,057 Southwestern Association for Indian Arts ... $8,857
Georgia O’Keeffe Museum ........................... $8,257 Santa Fe Desert Chorale .............................. $4,857 Spanish Colonial Arts Society...................... $8,857
Institute of American Indian Arts................ $6,057 Santa Fe New Music .................................... $5,857 Theater Grottesco ........................................ $4,657
Lensic Performing Arts Center .................... $8,257 Santa Fe Opera............................................. $8,657 Theaterwork ................................................ $6,193
Moving People Dance Santa Fe.................... $7,457 Santa Fe Performing Arts............................. $6,257 Warehouse 21 .............................................. $4,843
National Dance Institute.............................. $7,457 Santa Fe Playhouse ...................................... $7,657 Wheelwright Museum
New Mexico Culture Net............................. $7,457 Santa Fe Pro Musica .................................... $8,457 of the American Indian ............................. $8,457
Outside In.................................................... $3,793 Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra..................... $8,057 Wise Fool New Mexico................................ $8,057

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