Our Team

We are transdisciplinary creatives and educators dedicated to empowering individuals and organizations to strive for the most beneficial outcome for all invested parties. We work across sectors—nonprofits, government agencies, educational institutions, and businesses. We aim to become a repository of best practices and a resource to convene and assist changemakers in solving collective challenges and driving positive change.

Staff

Sorakamol Annette Prapasiri (she, her, hers)

Executive Director

“The way you do anything is the way you do everything.”

There is no “small deal” for Sorakamol (pronounced so-RAH-ka-mohn) Annette Prapasiri. Sorakamol believes we can simultaneously design for better outcomes, higher ROI, stronger communities, and happier humans. Fascinated by neuroscience and behavioral economics, you’ll find her always out on the frontier, prospecting for the incentives that shape human actions.

Sorakamol is a graduate of The Seattle Art Institute’s Graphic Design Department and the St. John’s College Great Books Program. She has applied her craft and critical thinking skills to her own brand design practice, Six Blooms, and to multiple community projects, most recently as the vice-president of Friends of Architecture Santa Fe (FASF) board of directors, overseeing communications, fundraising, and program development.

Mayo Miller King (she, her, hers)

Finance + Operations Director

Mayo Miller King is co-owner of Miller Strategic Consulting, LLC. She began her career in San Francisco, where she received a BA in art history at Mills College and an MA in museum studies administration from John F. Kennedy University. She worked in public relations and marketing for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, as well as for Brown & Collins, a public relations and advertising firm. After graduate school, Mayo was co-founder of the Blue Room Gallery in San Francisco – an artist-run nonprofit art space.  

She has been actively involved with several nonprofits in Santa Fe, including ARTsmart, Santa Fe Railyard Park, SITE Santa Fe and The Trust for Public Land. She currently is a member of the Board of Directors of NDI New Mexico.  In addition to her seat on the board, she co-chair’s NDI New Mexico’s Santa Fe Gala Committee and sits on the organization’s Santa Fe Development Committee. Mayo also serves as an Advisor for the Santa Fe Business Incubator. Mayo served as Creative Santa Fe’s Interim Executive Director from 2020-2021.

Anthony Colombo (he, him, his)

Multimedia Specialist + Web Development

Anthony Colombo brings over 30 years’ experience in developing data-driven websites and award-winning software. As a University of Arizona professor, he taught interactive multimedia production, design and ethics courses. His unwavering commitment to the ethical application of technology, has set him on a path to work primarily for organizations focused on environmental and social causes.

Anthony stands out from other developers by virtue of his proficiency in a myriad of areas — from software coding with JavaScript, PHP and Python, to multimedia production with high-end visual effects and 2D/3D animation applications. Drawing upon his diverse skill set, he employs whole systems thinking to design and deliver creative solutions that address multiple client needs simultaneously.

Anne Steen (she, her, hers)

Communications Coordinator

With a background in journalism and newspaper design, Anne has over 25 years of experience using images and the written word to tell stories. A love of color and typography led Anne to study medieval illuminated manuscripts at university in Swansea, Wales, and graphic design and journalism at the University of Missouri, Columbia.

After returning home to New Mexico, Anne’s most rewarding work has been helping start-up and small businesses find their visual identities and grow their audiences. She is devoted to “supporting local,” and loves that New Mexico is still such a unique and artistic place. Anne is an avid print maker and photographer.

John Ravitch (he, him, his)

Brand Strategist

John has a deep belief in designing relationships that set the right path for creative work to succeed within complex organizations. He recently returned to the United States after two years leading an innovation team under the Chief Design Officer of a leading Australian bank. There he experienced not only the importance of designing for senior level buy-in, but also the momentum required to land new creative ideas.

Prior to client-side, John was a founding partner at IDEO for 17 years. There, guided by the belief that compelling design supports positive behavioral change within business, he focused on helping leaders build their creative confidence and define their innovation agenda. He recently keynoted on the importance of creative competitiveness and designing for momentum.

John cut his teeth at CKS Partners, the top digital brand agency in Silicon Valley which was retained by Steve Jobs to rethink Apple’s marketing effort in the 90’s. John learned a great deal about the ‘reality distortion field’ in the first person while working on the core marketing teams on Apple MacWorld.

John lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico with his wife and his pickup truck, and is learning about permaculture.

Advisors

David Karshmer (he, him, his)

Special Advisor

David Karshmer is a creative leader with a track record in design and business innovation. Working with small startups to Fortune 500 companies, David has established his ability to mentor creative teams in the practical steps that define achievable and measurable innovation.

David founded a leading practice at IDEO. There he developed the tools and practices that helped teams work on projects that had foundations in design thinking and grew to include multidisciplinary innovation programs. As a trained engineer and artist, he has found visual modes of discovery and communication to be key elements in his work. Video ethnography, visual prototyping, and storyboarding are tools that he has relied on to understand the present, and communicate the future.

David has worked with a wide range of companies including: Grundfos; NovoNordisk; J&J; PepsiCo; The Stanford Foundation; Innovation Center Denmark; the London Science Museum; 1747 Inc; Medtronic; Heartstream; Nellcor; Glaxo-Wellcome.

David holds an MFA degree from the Slade School at University College London.

Our Board of Directors

William A. Miller (he, him, his)

Chairman

Mr. Miller received a BA degree in Philosophy from Ohio Wesleyan University and an MBA in Finance from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago. Mr. Miller operates a private consulting practice, which invests in and actively participates in the management and development of entrepreneurial start-up companies. As an entrepreneur, he has founded and/or co-founded some twenty companies with a concentration in medical technology.

Mr. Miller serves on the Advisory Board of Avalon Trust Company in Santa Fe, and he is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Creative Santa Fe. He is a member of the Board of Directors of SITE Santa Fe and serves as Treasurer and a member of the Board of Directors of the New Mexico School for the Arts. In 2009, he received the New Mexico Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts.

Joel F. Barber (he, him, his)

Board Member

Joel F. Barber is the principal of Eurasia Advisors, offering finance, strategy and business development advisory services to firms in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States, with a focus on technology, aviation and aerospace industries. Barber grew up in Los Alamos, New Mexico and now splits his time between Moscow and London. He received his MBA from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Business Administration and an MS in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT.

Angela Martin (she, her, hers)

Board Member

Angela Martin is a rancher, writer, investor, philanthropist and world traveler. A native South Texan and third generation ranching family, Martin maintains a residence in Texas and is active in the ranching business. She attended Stephens College, Columbia, Missouri and at age twenty-one launched a retail home furnishings business in Houston that she built into multiple stores and sold in 1994. In 1998, Martin founded an Internet startup for secondary market blue chip art. Martin is currently a partner and angel investor in Digitz’s and is President and member of the board of the Campana Foundation. Her connection with Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico began at age twelve when her family purchased a remote homestead in Taos. She now has a permanent residence and spends a large portion of time in Santa Fe.

Victoria J. Mora (she, her, hers)

Board Member

Dr. Victoria Mora is the fifth president of UWC-USA. A New Mexico native, Victoria began her tenure on August 1, 2016. She earned a Ph.D. in Philosophy at Yale University and has worked since 1992 as a faculty member, dean, and senior vice-president for development and alumni relations at St. John’s College in Santa Fe, NM. A first generation college graduate, Victoria has made promoting transformational education a cornerstone of her work and career. Victoria is the parent of a UWC-USA alumna and has been keenly invested in the mission of the school for many years. She brings strong connections to donors and like-minded organizations in New Mexico and is looking forward to a new set of challenges at an international residential school.

James D. Patterson (he, him, his)

Board Member

James D. Patterson retired to Santa Fe in 2000 after spending thirty-five years in the advertising community in Chicago. Patterson spent most of his career running major national accounts for various Chicago advertising agencies. He was at Leo Burnett for eighteen years, a stint that included becoming a Vice President, running McDonald’s international campaign for seven years, and managing Burnett’s eighty-person Singapore office. Patterson created and published the smARTbook, a guidebook to the arts in Chicago. He spent five years as Vice President of Client Service and as Chief Financial Officer of D&H, an advertising division of HA•LO in Chicago. During this time, he spent eight years (five as President) of the Board of City Lit theater company. Patterson is the co-founder of The Idea Group of Santa Fe, a unique strategic solutions company. He is a graduate of Brown University. He resides in Santa Fe.

Sandy Zane (she, her, hers)

Board Member

Sandy Zane is the owner of the Zane Bennett Contemporary Art Gallery and a new sister gallery called form and concept in a 10,000 sq ft physical space in the Railyard Arts District of Santa Fe, NM. Ms. Zane has worked in the non-profit sector for many years as a director and as a grants writer. She is an accomplished artist and has exhibited her works in New York, Texas and New Mexico. She has served on the Foundation Boards of the New Mexico State University  and Santa Fe Community College as well as on the boards of other non-profit arts and entrepreneurial organizations in New Mexico.

In her varied career, Ms. Zane, a private pilot, has operated an airport community in the Chicago area, replacing taxiways and runways, and updating fueling systems during her tenure in office. She spent fifteen years in the brokerage industry, working for both commodities and securities companies with expertise in risk and compliance. She was employed for four years in the NYC and Boston areas as a “head hunter” in the computer industry, specializing in the recruitment of candidates for artificial intelligence and robotics projects.

She earned a BA in Arts Administration from Bard College in the Hudson Valley of New York. She and her husband have six children and eleven grandchildren. She has lived in Santa Fe full time since 2005.

Matt Smith (he, him, his)

Treasurer

Matt is Managing Director at MASS Design Group where he co-leads the Santa Fe Office and Global Operations. Leveraging organizational design, he has supported MASS’s growth ten-fold in staff size and revenue while ensuring the organization remains mission focused.

Raised in Montana, Matt is committed to rural community development and is interested in ways design can strengthen community capital, enable civics, and convene dialogue around critical issues of economic disinvestment, climate change, and community identity. He now lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico and is an active member of Atalaya Search & Rescue, an avid trail runner, climber, hunter, and fly fisherman.

Matt holds a Masters in Development Practice from Columbia University where he was the recipient of the U.S. Department of Education’s Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship. Matt was also the recipient of a David L. Boren Fellowship, studying Kiswahili and entrepreneurial development programs in East Africa after graduating from Montana State University where he studied Business Management and Ethics.