Kim Peone’s career has taken her across Indian Country from coast to coast, serving tribes and tribal entities in numerous professional capacities. Most recently, Peone was the CEO/CFO of an extremely successful tribal corporation in Washington State. Her full circle journey has led her back to Santa Fe to pursue professional opportunities. Her expertise is building accountable, sustainable, and disciplined Native organizations that exceed expectations of key stakeholders.
Janie Reano is from the Santo Domingo Pueblo (Kewa), New Mexico and a member of the Parrot clan. She worked for Intel Corporation for 23 years in various roles; manufacturing technician, trainer/technical writer, construction and facilities. Janie is an artist working in mosaic inlay and wire work. She’s been involved with SWAIA as a volunteer and artist since her teens.
Originally from Montana, Jamie moved to New Mexico 28 years ago and loves the land and the people. She is currently pursuing her B.A. in Indigenous Liberal studies through the Institute of American Indian Art. Jamie joins SWAIA from the hospitality industry as a former owner of The Bavarian Lodge & Restaurant, in Taos Ski Valley, NM. She is also a certified business and life coach with a leadership training certification. She is excited to join SWAIA’s team and be a part of “bringing Native arts to the world” through collaboration and education.
At SWAIA, Eric helps Native American artists and others who are interested in the Santa Fe Indian Market by supporting meaningful experiences with artist services. Before joining SWAIA, Eric has volunteered as an artist advocate while focusing his academic efforts on reservation art entrepreneurship. His passion for art, being rooted in Acoma artistry, has grown through community engagement. Eric encourages artists to benefit from their artwork and transform creativity into constructive interactions.