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Charlotte Martinez
Office Manager
Ms. Martinez has worked for Taos Soil and Water Conservation District for over 25 years. She resides in Llano Quemado with her daughter. Ms. Martinez is a graduate of Taos High School and has taken Secretarial Administration courses at Northern New Mexico Community College. Charlotte is in charge of the District Animal Damage program, HR, Administrative Services and office sales of conservation related materials. She has an extensive knowledge of Taos SWCD programs and participants. Ms. Martinez is also familiar with the history of Taos SWCD and has experience in working with the local and native conservation communities.
Peter Vigil
District Manager 

Mr. Vigil has worked for Taos Soil and Water Conservation District for 15 years. He resides with his wife Jeanette in Ranchitos with their 6 children. His first tenure was as Administrative Technician and more recently as District Manager. Mr. Vigil is a graduate of Taos High School and holds a B.S. degree in Physics from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. He holds numerous certificates in conservation related disciplines. Peter has served for the past 3 years as the Southwest representative for the National Conservation District Employee Association and is active in the New Mexico Conservation District Employees. He served on the Board for the Taos Valley Acequia Association for 5 years and has been a commissioner on the San Francisco de Pauda Ditch since 1996.
Tanya Duncan
Finance Manager 

Mrs. Duncan, a native of Taos, joined the staff of the Taos Soil and Water Conservation District in November 2013.  She resides in Des Montes with her husband Subra and their two children.  Mrs. Duncan holds an Associate’s Degree in Business Management with additional courses in GIS, Accounting, Marketing and Design.  Before returning to Taos, she ran her own retail business in Burlington, Vermont.  She has also taken Spanish language courses at Escuela de Idiomas Falcon in Guanajuato, Mexico.  Mrs. Duncan previously worked at the Taos Land Trust (for 17 years) where her responsibilities included managing all aspects of their land projects and GIS mapping.
W. Bruce Trujillo
CAD Design Technician 

Mr. Trujillo, a native of the Taos Pueblo Tribe, joined the staff of Taos Soil and Water Conservation District in February 2015.  Mr. Trujillo has 20 years of experience in the realm of Landscape Architecture.  His progression has taken him through several Architectural and Landscape Architecture Planning firms.  He has a long list of project experience and has been a team player in many award-winning designs.  He has been instrumental in creating design guidelines and CAD graphics standards enhancing work flow and production.  He is a graduate of the former Albuquerque Technical Vocational Institute in Architectural Design/Technology.
Manuel Gutierrez
Field Design Technician

Mr. Gutierrez was born and raised in Taos, NM and graduated from Taos High school in 2013. He continued his educational pursuits graduating from UNM in 2017. Shortly after he worked for the Bureau of Land Management as a Contracted Wildlife Technician gaining experience with wildlife drinkers and wildlife fencing. Mr. Gutierrez then joined the staff of Taos SWCD in April 2021 to assist cooperators in the Acequia Program with surveying, drafting, designing, and implementing acequia infrastructure projects.  Manuel’s passion is hunting and fishing, which he loves to enjoy with his family and friends. Working with Taos SWCD is not only benefiting the land it’s also benefiting his passion by Conserving water and benefiting our future!

Grace Powell
Conservation Program specialist

Grace Powell was born and raised on a farm in Oregon which fostered a deep connection to land, community and natural resources. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Oregon in Environmental Studies. After working for several years in forestry and ecology in Oregon, she moved to Taos and is currently pursuing a Masters of Natural Resources and GIS from Oregon State University. Her work at the Taos SWCD involves GIS projects, program support, and coordinating the Taos SWCD student forest monitoring teams. Grace is passionate about ecology, land stewardship and helping keep growers on the land. In her spare time, she enjoys running in the mountains with her dog.