Our help. Your Home.


Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.

Henry Ford


Board of Directors

Patricia Nie, President, has been an active force in housing low income New Mexicans for more than 20 years. She is the VP of Community Development with Wells Fargo Bank and has served on many nonprofit boards and housing coalitions.

Wayne Miller, Vice President, is the VP of Commercial Real Estate for Washington Federal Bank, and a native son. Besides his abiding commitment to affordable housing, he is active with the Santa Fe Home Builders Association.

John Quintana, Secretary, is a retired affordable housing professional and advocate for low income and disabled community members, as well as for people with HIV/AIDS.

Leroy Baca, Treasurer, a VP with Century Bank, has been a mortgage lender since 1982. Leroy volunteers as a trainer in the Housing Trust’s homebuyer education program.

Ed Archuleta, Member, is a social worker and assisted in the founding of the St. Elizabeth Shelter. He is a community activist working to end homelessness.

Father Terry Brennan, Member, is the pastor for Santa Domingo Pueblo parish. Father Terry is a former lawyer and a tireless advocate for the homeless.

Rose Marie Gonzales-NielsenMember, she is a retired LANL employee. She has served on the United Way of Santa Fe County as an executive board member, was the Chair of the Fund Distribution Committee, the chair of the Santa Fe Community Services Committee and Secretary of the Torreon Neighborhood Association.

Natasya Gundersen, Member, Natasya and her husband Gary are organic farmers and members of the Certified Organic NM Producers, Processors, Handlers and Retailers Association.

Jack HiattMember, has been an attorney for over 40 years.  Jack has received numerous recognitions and awards such as the NM State Bar Outstanding Contribution Award.  He has been part of several memberships and boards.  He has a passion for providing housing to all who need it.

Estevan Trujillo, Member, is a principal of e3 Design Lab. He is the President of Greenvote and is active in the Adobe Alliance, which promotes cooperative building techniques.

William “Rusty” Wafer, Member, is a Commercial Realtor with Santa Fe Properties and a Santa Fe native. Rusty is a volunteer with homebuyer education.


Sharron Welsh, Executive Director
Joyce Arellano, Program Manager / Counselor

Denise Benavidez, Homebuyer Servicing, Counseling and Lending Manager
Ronald Chavez, Housing Counselor

Troy Dunn, Housing Counselor
James Hicks, Tierra Contenta CEO

Cordy Medina, Service Coordinator
Maria Ortiz, Housing Counselor
Shannon Quintana, Administrative Assistant
Michael Smith, AIDS Re-entry Consultant
Guy Stanke, Consulting Construction Manager

Zach Thomas, Land Use and Development Director
Peggy Vasquez, Tierra Contenta Admin. Asst.

Eric Westlake, Controller

Stage Coach Staff – 466-1560


Village Sage Staff – 474-4226



Significant Support
City of Santa Fe
Enterprise Community Partners
Gardner Associates/La Pradera
Housing Partnership Network
New Mexico MFA
UnitedHealth Group

Community Partners
Bank of Oklahoma
Century Bank
Christ Church of Santa Fe
Employees of Southwest Title
Integrated Design and Architecture
Ironstone Bank
McCune Foundation
Pavilion Construction
Sam’s Club
Shlenker Block Fund
TJ Maxx
US Bank
Wal-Mart Super Store
Washington Federal
Wells Fargo
Whole Kids Foundation

Pro Bono Services
Daniel Arellano
Leroy Baca, Century Bank
Kitty Broadbent
Rick C’de Baca, Big Jo Hardware
Olga Chavez, Barker Realty
Brian DiPalma, Del Norte Credit Union
Lynne Einleger, Coldwell Banker
Belinda Ferrero,  State Farm Ins.
Robin Harder,  Energy Star NM
Jeff Howley,  Farmers Insurance
Kay Jones, Southwest Title
Robert Morris, Bank of Albuquerque
Randy Moya, WIN Home Inspections
Drew Richman,  Acceptance Capital Corp.
Touree Robinson, Centex Homes
Diana Ronquillo,  Citizens Bank
Garrett Seawright, State Farm Ins.
Jeanette Yardman, PNM
Sheri Stiver Zinn,  Coldwell Banker
Ron Van Amberg, Esq.
Louis Martinez, Turquoise Trail
Randall Montoya, New Penn Financial