Jeff comes from a working family background. He put himself through the University of New Mexico while working full time as a line cook at Yanni’s and then Nick and Jimmy’s. After completing his undergraduate degree in 2009 he worked full time as a Development Director at a nonprofit organization while studying for his Masters of Public Administration. After obtaining his Masters he was hired as Executive Director of Carrie Tingley Hospital Foundation in 2013. He served with Carrie Tingley for 5 years, then joined Cuidando Los Niños in 2018 as Executive Director where he still serves. Cuidando Los Niños is a shelter and school for homeless children and their families. The organization’s 2023 budget is $3.5 million and has a staff of 35.
His community work includes service on the UNM Alumni Board of Directors and currently serves as Board President of Nob Hill Neighborhood Association. He has just completed a New Mexico Changemaker Fellowship: https://www.nmchangemakers.org.
Let’s do what we can and make our areas safe and clean. Many issues around crime are not being represented accurately – beliefs about poverty as the sole driver of crime do NOT tell the entire story. We must see these issues for what they really are so we can take the appropriate actions. As your City Councilor, I am committed to dramatically reducing crime in District 6.
As a professional with direct expertise on homelessness, I believe that our city is failing both the homeless population and our neighborhoods and businesses. The term homeless has been used to aggregate a variety of people with very different problems. We must understand their differences in order to make the right decisions.
The Route 66 Tour! Come to our final Meet and Greet event. Jeff will be at the Empire Board Game Library in Nob Hill on Saturday, 12/9 from 400-530 pm. See you there!