Our Team

Allison Martin, Executive Director

Allison Martin, Executive Director

Being outdoors was where I found my wings. I always did my best learning and understanding the world around me through place-based experiences that I could not only relate to as a child and now adult, but connect with right in my own backyard. I have an MA in Elementary Education with an emphasis on multicultural curriculum and instruction. After formal teaching for a short time at a middle school, I knew my career path would be to bring the outdoors into daily instruction.

My experiences over the past 15 years in environmental education includes Park Ranger at Petroglyph National Monument, Education Manager at Valencia Soil and Water Conservation District, Environmental Education of New Mexico (EENM) Fellow, Board Director of EENM, Program Director at EENM, and now Executive Director at TOTAL NM. This broad and enriching experience has allowed me to create innovative avenues to empower educators to teach and communicate the necessity of incorporating environmental education into daily home and school life. These last few years of helping create and make possible the recommendations in the community- centered vision and strategy of Every Kid Every Day Every Way has really shown me what is possible for ensuring New Mexico students experience the outdoors.  

By expanding possibilities for equitable and accessible outdoor spaces and places at schoolyards across the state through collaboration, partnerships, and projects, our team seeks to create lasting change in outdoor education for the benefit of every student, teacher, parent, and community member throughout New Mexico and beyond.

Eileen Everett, Board Chair

Eileen Everett, Board Chair

Eileen brings over 20 years of nonprofit experience to TOTAL NM, with her ongoing commitment to embodied social justice and extensive work in collaboratively changing systems for education, the outdoors, and conservation to be more authentically inclusive, equitable, and just for all. Having worked at all levels of nonprofits, from staff member to serving on boards, Eileen challenges the dominant paradigm to create new ways for nonprofits rooted in shared leadership, transformational leadership, and embodied practices to work with each other.

Eileen served as executive director of Environmental Education of New Mexico (EENM), where she built one of the largest capacity outdoor learning networks in the country serving over 150 organizations that support 285,000 New Mexican youth annually. During her six years in this role, Eileen tripled the operating budget, advanced state-level policy in outdoor learning with a 100% success rate at the New Mexico legislature, left a six-figure operating reserve upon her departure, and created a variety of new programs including the first fellowship program of its kind supporting interconnected interests like environmental justice, conservation, outdoor recreation, and outdoor learning and education . She looks forward to applying these past experiences to support growing TOTAL NM.

Currently, Eileen serves as Chief Transformation Officer for Prospera Partners where she handles business development and systems change consulting and facilitation for the company. With a team of wholehearted people, she works to create real change and learning experiences by transforming out-of-date models, growing leaders, and bringing people together. She serves on the New Mexico State Parks Advisory Board and New Mexico Public Education Department’s Outdoor Learning Advisory Board, and was a co-founder of the Queer Environmental Educators Network (QEEN). 

Vicki Pozzebon, Board Member

Vicki Pozzebon, Board Member

Vicki is the principal consultant, founder, and CEO of Prospera Partners, a social-good consulting and facilitation firm that works with localists, small business owners, social entrepreneurs, and nonprofits on thoughtful business planning, systems change, transformational leadership, and more. She is people-centered and passionate about teaching, guiding, and facilitating clients through strategies to do better by doing good – for themselves, their business, and their communities.

Vicki designs and facilitates retreats, workshops, and communities of practice that will inspire community leaders and social entrepreneurs for transformational action. She works with small business owners and social entrepreneurs to grow programs and business with thoughtful, step-by-step localism strategies for success that include marketing, press, and business planning. Her Master of Arts in Theatre Directing, training in the Art of Hosting and World Café methods of facilitation, and early days as a theatrical director, playwright, and activist performer (no, really!) help Vicki bring humor, heart, and actionable tasks to anything she designs or leads.

When she’s not consulting or facilitating on all things local (and transforming leaders and businesses to do social good), she’s speaking or blogging about it. Her articles have appeared in publications like The Nonprofit Quarterly, Green Fire Times, Philanthropy Journal and others, and she gives keynotes and presentations across the country on everything from local economies to healthy food systems and more.

Before founding Prospera Partners in 2012, Vicki served as the executive director of the Santa Fe Independent Business Alliance, where it grew to become one of the largest local economy business networks in the US with a successful and award-winning Farm to Restaurant Project that positively impacted the local community for lasting economic change. She was also a fellow for the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE), and was named Young Careerist (a 40 under Forty Business Executive designation by New Mexico Business Weekly). Vicki served on Santa Fe’s City Business and Quality of Life Committee, the City of Albuquerque’s Living Cities Leadership Team, and Santa Fe’s Catalyzing Jobs Committee. She is a current Advisory Board Member of Design Corps Santa Fe and the Hispanic-American Institute.

Vicki comes from an Italian-Canadian immigrant family of business owners, entrepreneurs, farmers, cooks, and storytellers and she suspects that her solutions-oriented spirit, love for all things local, and interest in working toward the greater good is rooted in this upbringing.

Advisory Board Members

Victoria Armijo-Rodriguez, Advisory Member

Hello, My name is Victoria A-Rodriguez. I am a mother, a full-time student, and a volunteer. I enjoy spending my free time with my family and getting outside. I am working on my bachelor’s degree in Family and Child Studies. When I graduate I hope to begin my career in place-based education because I am passionate about the benefits of students having spaces to learn outdoors and learn about the natural world. I believe that every child (and person) has a place outdoors and TOTAL NM can help them to find it!

Holly Noelle Chavez, Advisory Member

Holly Noelle Chavez was born in El Paso, Texas. She graduated from Osan American High School in South Korea and moved on to New Mexico State University where she earned her BAS in Criminal Justice and later her MS in Psychology from the University of Phoenix.

She co-owns and manages H2 Academic Solutions, which offers intervention and acceleration tutoring, alternative to detention, diversion, mentoring, and restorative programs in Valencia County. She is a board member of La Vida Felicidad and H2 Academic Solutions Scholarship Fund.

Chris Riedel, Advisory Member

Chris Riedel is a self-described illustrator, cartoonist, amateur  poet, children’s book writer, and aspiring novelist. He worked in tech for 20+ years before deciding to change careers into education. He has a BA in Human Ecology from Prescott College and a MA in Elementary Education from UNM. 

Most recently he was an outdoor educator and an elementary school teacher. In the past, he was an avid hiker and more proudly a member of Search and Rescue. He continues to aspire to be more true to his creative calling while feeding his love of the outdoors.  

He is now a quasi-retired grandfather and spends his time with his family on their three-acre compound in Belen, NM. He loves being outside, tinkering with cars,  and working with his hands. He still has a fondness for education and hopes to combine all of his previous experiences and passions to make a positive impact in his community.

Jim Hinde, Advisory Member

Jim Hinde is a native of Albuquerque.  He spent most of his work career in engineering and aviation, retiring in 2019.  The last 27 years of full time work  were with the City of Albuquerque Aviation Department, including 8 years as director of the Aviation Department, overseeing the finance, administration, capital improvements and operation of the Albuquerque International Sunport and Double Eagle II Airport. He attended Eastern New Mexico University and graduated with a BS Degree in wildlife biology with major course work in geology and education. He continues to work part time providing consulting assistance in the aviation industry.

Jim is an avid outdoorsman and loves to hike, fish, hunt and photograph the natural surroundings in New Mexico.  He stays busy with 4 grandchildren, exposing them as often as he can to the outdoor environment.  

He believes that outdoor education should be an opportunity for all students to take advantage of and hopes that his background in funding and project management will help serve the community through the efforts of TOTAL NM.

Allyson Wiley, Advisory Member

Allyson Wiley is the Assistant Director of the Wild Friends program at the University of New Mexico School of Law. In 2020, Allyson graduated from The University of Michigan with an MS in Natural Resources and an MA in Educational Studies. She previously worked as an educator for undergraduate students and held various positions in environmental education organizations as she completed her studies. Allyson contributed to Wild Friends’ involvement in outdoor learning legislation during the 2022 NM legislative session (SB 32/ HB 2) which resulted in the creation of the Outdoor Learning Program at the New Mexico Public Education Department.

Inez Jacobs, Advisory Member

Inez has held numerous positions at Mark Armijo Academy–some of them being: Administrative Intern, GRADS Teacher, STEM Coordinator, and Instructional Coach.

Presently, she teaches physics, chemistry, and STEM, and is a Junior Advisor. Mrs. Jacobs has had a wide variety of lab-based research experiences since the beginning of her teaching career. She spent three years working at UNM for intensive summer research experiences- Center for High-Performance Materials (2019) Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology (2021, 2022).

Inez has had a deep commitment to continuous, systemic improvement through her pursuit of community partnerships and has partnered with La Academia De Esperanza Charter High School, Albuquerque Job Corp, Fuse MakerSpace, Explora, and Yerba Mansa Project.

Recently, she received two grants to expand her Makerspace and obtain chemistry equipment: the American Chemical Society Classroom Grant (August 20, 2023) and, the US Eagle Classroom Grant (October 4, 2023). This fall, she received a TESOL endorsement to teach English Language Learners as part of her continuous professional development plan

Inez received her B.S. in Secondary Education and her M.S. in Biology, both from NMSU. 

Away from school, Inez loves being outdoors: hiking, biking, and running.

Shelby Bazan, Advisory Member

Shelby Bazan (she/her) was born and raised in Albuquerque and has a great passion for the city, land, and culture. She is currently an environmental educator with the Bosque Ecosystem Monitoring Program (BEMP) and a volunteer outings leader with Latino Outdoors NM. In her free time, you can find Shelby crafting, concert going, bird watching, biking, and spending time with her cat, Lilith. She’s excited to join the Total NM Board of Directors and make an impact on outdoor education and classrooms with the rest of the board and staff.

Susan Schipull, Advisory Member

Susan Schipull is the School Gardens Resource Teacher and a member of the Outdoor Learning Team for Albuquerque Public Schools.  She encourages the use of gardening as a way to connect children with the natural environment and advocates for the use of outdoor learning to promote mental health, personal growth and academic progress for all students.  Susan also provides professional development for teachers who want to use outdoors spaces as an educational resource and teaches with a signature outdoor experience for all 3rd grade students in the district.  

Prior to becoming the Gardens Resource Teacher, Susan spent several years as the coordinator of the school garden at Wilson Middle School in Albuquerque, where she taught garden elective classes and maintained the school hydroponics system.  Susan has 30+ years as an educator and is committed to providing opportunities for students across the district to learn and grow in the garden.