Roman “Tiger” Abeyta was born in Santa Fe, raised on the southside of Santa Feand graduated from Capital High School. His father is Chris Abeyta and mother is Jennie Salazar. Both his mother and father are from Canyon Road and their families have been in Santa Fe since it was a Spanish Colony in 1610. Tiger served over 20 years in our City and County governments. Most recently he served as the Executive Director of the Santa Fe Boys and Girls Club and today he is the Executive Director of The Santa Fe Community Housing Trust.
He is a former member of the City Council, he is School Board Member who represents District 4, he coaches both girls’ and boys’ youth basketball, and he and his wife Geraldine have 5 sons, a grandson and granddaughter.