NMCTR Board

Our Board is made up of community members who donate their time on a volunteer basis. They provide oversight and governance and recognize their responsibility with donations of both time and money. We are proud to enjoy 100% participation from the Board for financial contributions on an annual basis.

Shelley Phelan

Shelley Phelan

President

Shelley was born and raised in New Mexico, spent 17 years in Dallas, and returned to NM in 2002. She has a degree from Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and a Bachelors in Marketing from NMSU. Shelley spent many years in retail, advertising and marketing and worked for the Dallas Morning News before relocating to Santa Fe. NMCTR is one of many community organizations She has been involved with through the years including CASA, Many Mothers, Habitat for Humanity, SFIS and Boys and Girls Club. She is also NMCTR Volunteer Coordinator and assists with lessons and horse care. NMCTR gives Shelley the opportunity to combine “my love for horses with my desire to help those in need.”

Robert Steven Rymer

Robert Steven Rymer

Treasurer

Steve was born in Tampico, Mexico, and moved with his family to San Antonio, Tx. After attending UT Austin, he joined the family business, and opened Materials Marketing-Dallas. Spending his 80’s in Dallas, he then moved to NM where he became manager of Architectural Surfaces in Albuquerque. Following 10 years of living in NM, Steve returned to Austin TX. A short time after returning, he founded Architectural Tile & Stone. He enjoys his active business with over 25 employees, a 22,000 sq. ft facility, and fantastic products from beautiful marble slabs they import to the finest collection of tiles in Central TX. His daughter has taken over the business and doing a fantastic job. He is also a member of Rotary of Santa Fe, Home Builders Association of Austin, TX, and Natural Stone Institute.

Nancy Desiderio

Nancy Desiderio

Board Member

Nancy grew up in Albuquerque. She earned a B.A. in political science from Swarthmore College.  After living in AL and WA, Nancy returned home for good.  She and her spouse, Mike, moved to Pecos, N.M., and she commenced law school at the University of New Mexico.  After graduating, Nancy worked for the U.S. District Court in Santa Fe, and was on the Board of the Pecos Valley Medical Center. Nancy is the oldest of eight children, six adopted.  Her parents became treatment foster care parents when she was in high school, giving her experience with people facing physical, mental, emotional, and financial challenges.  Nancy is a rider with the NMCTR program, keeping her mobile despite having multiple sclerosis.  She and her family love working at the barn and taking care of the NMCTR "herd."

Chris Swanson

Chris Swanson

Secretary

Bio Coming Soon!

Marilyn Miller

Marilyn Miller

Board Member

Bio Coming Soon!

Advisory Board

Lisa Blum
Dr. Stuart Garber, Dr. Garber’s Natural Solutions and Maxwell Pet by Dr. Garber
Deborah Lamal
Mike Phelan, Deloitte Consulting
Michael Rawn, NMCTR Co-Founder
Tom Smart