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ABOUT THE 

BOARD of DIRECTORS

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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 David Schwartz ~ President
 

David Schwartz was appointed Chair of the New Mexico Music Commission by Governor Susana Martinez in August 2013. He served in that role until November 2016, when he elected to resign in order to head up the New Mexico Music Commission Foundation, which he currently serves as president of the board.

A leader in music and audio publishing, David is best known as founder, publisher and editor-in-chief of Mix Magazine, the recording industry’s international trade magazine. During his 18-years of leadership, Mix Publications, Inc. became a leading publishing company that operated two magazines, Mix and Electronic Musician, a book publishing division, and an event production unit that developed the Technical Excellence and Creativity Awards.

His current projects include producing the professional audio industry’s principal awards show, the TEC Awards, as well as the professional audio education track for the world’s largest professional music trade show, NAMM.
 

In 1994 he received the Most Valuable Person Award from the San Francisco Grammy chapter for his contributions to the Bay Area music community. In January 2015, David was presented the Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Association of Music Merchants.

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 Phil Moon ~ Director, Executive Committee

 

Phil Moon enjoyed a 40-year career in the music and recording equipment business working for many innovative companies. Mostly in the marketing area, he also handled sales management and executive duties. He and his wife Carol retired to Santa Fe from southern California in 2016. 

His music career started in the 1960’s as a guitarist in high school and college bands. He has maintained his musical performance activities and currently plays in the Santa Fe-based band Road House Prophets and other projects.

Moon landed a job at MXR Innovations in 1979 and moved to Rochester NY, then to Yamaha in California in 1982. While at Yamaha (1982-1991), he was instrumental in the advertising, promotion and marketing of many landmark products including the DX7, SPX90 and PM3000 mixer. He rose to the position of Marketing Manager for Synthesizers (a strange position for a guitarist). After leaving Yamaha, he founded Loft Marketing, a consulting firm that specialized in marketing support and market research. During this time, he was also very involved in NAMM’s education and development programs. Loft Marketing ran from 1991 until 2000, with 1996 dedicated to acting as VP Sales & Marketing at Alesis.

 

From 2000-2002 Moon was Director of Marketing Communications at JBL Pro, then Vice President Sales and Marketing at Lynx Studio Technology from 2003-2016, where he helped to develop the Aurora and Hilo converters.

Almost immediately upon retiring to Santa Fe, Moon was recruited by David Schwartz to help launch the Platinum Music Awards and the NM Music Commission Foundation and NM Arts Foundation, where he is an active participant.

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 Trish Parks ~ Director, Executive Committee

 

With a background in advertising, sales and account management, Trish brings a unique perspective to every production. Her client management skills are well known and through expert collaboration with the creative, logistical and technical teams, she is able to successfully bring a client’s vision to fruition while competently managing their budget. Trish is an integral part of the national production community, having worked at such prestigious firms as CorporateMagic as Senior Account Executive, Executive Producer, Line Producer, Speech Support Producer, Assistant Stage Manager and Talent Coordinator, and as Executive Producer of National Accounts for the international production company, PGI, where she won their coveted Producer of the Year award.

 

Trish has deep corporate, association and public event experience. A few of the organizations she has worked with include Abbot Labs, Bell Helicopter, Coca-Cola, Harley-Davidson, The Home Depot, IBM, International Hotel Group, ISTE, Kawasaki, Klyde Warren Park, KraftHeinz, Office Depot, Merck Pharmaceutical, National Association of Broadcasters, NPR, Nortel, Red Bull, Sherwin Williams, Southern Methodist University, Wilson Art, Verizon, Xerox and Young Presidents Organization.

 

Her event management expertise is evident in everything Trish produces. From a small, intimate meeting to a 100,000 person public event, whether the budget is $15,000 or 15 million, her clients are ensured that every detail is important and all budgets are respected.

Aside from her event experience, Trish has worked in film, video, music and commercials, and has produced several benefit shows for organizations such as the Meadows Foundation, Women In Film, the United Way, USA Film Festival and the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

Prior to working in corporate communications, Trish was an international agent for commercial advertising photographers and illustrators and worked for AdWeek magazine.

Throughout her career, Trish's work has been recognized nationally and internationally in award shows, including the Telly awards and International Association of Multi-Media. Working from her office in Dallas, Texas, she is active in a variety of organizations and on several non-profit boards including Big Thought, Trinity River Audobon Center and has been the Executive Producer for Make A Wish of North Texas’s Wish Night for almost 20 years.

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 Linda Storm ~ Director

 

Santa Fe resident Linda Storm is an advocate of diversity in arts and culture, and an award-winning, internationally recognized artist. In 2020, she received The Albuquerque Journal North People’s Choice Award as the Top Artist. Of her they wrote: An artistic treasure in Santa Fe, Linda Storm is a professional artist whose work has been exhibited internationally. Her art studio [was] a dynamic part of the artist community. 

Since 2010 Linda curated and hosted exhibitions, performances, and art retreats. In 2011 she opened Last Gallery on the Right on Canyon Rd., Santa Fe, and featured 10 global artists. She was a member of The Santa Fe Gallery Association and The Canyon Road Merchants Association. At that time, she began mentoring High School Students from Monte del Sol High School, Santa Fe, NM. From 2013-2016, she curated two large public conference rooms in Garrett’s Hotel, and the event space in Steaksmith, both iconic businesses in Santa Fe, NM. Her art is currently on the roster for New Mexico Art In Public Places.

Linda has collaborated on creative projects with other artists from Sweden, Cuba, and the USA. Her commissions include murals and album covers. Since 2017, her art was projected onstage during the New Mexico Platinum Music Awards. She and her husband, radio DJ Gary Storm are seeking a permanent location in Santa Fe for The StormHold – a haven for creative cultural compassion, with a mission to cultivate diverse human connection through the arts and radio, and a vison of a world linked by creativity. For more info visit LindaStormArt.com.

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 Gary Storm ~ Director

 

Gary Storm is a musician, writer, radio disc jockey, and a water-law attorney. He was born and raised in Los Alamos, New Mexico. He earned a Ph.D. in English and a Law Degree, both from SUNY Buffalo. Gary plays viola and guitar and has formed and played and recorded with numerous rock bands including, most recently, The Wes Studi Band. He also writes children’s songs and has released an album of songs for children. 

Gary is married to artist Linda Storm. They plan to open an art center called The StormHold, in Santa Fe. Gary and Linda were married live on the radio on WUWU-FM in Buffalo, NY. They have four very creative children.

Gary was Music Director of several radio stations and a legendary disc jockey in Buffalo, New York during the late 1970’s and early 1980’s. His show, Oil of Dog, was aired on public radio WBFO-FM, and commercial radio WZIR-FM and WUWU-FM. Oil of Dog is now heard seven times each week, broadcasting on Public Radio KSFR-FM and streaming at online radio LKCB from Canada.

For more information you can read about Gary’s radio career at oilofdog.com, and you can read his writings about music at garystormsongs.com and kidssongs.biz. To learn more about The StormHold visit thestormhold.com.

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 Judge Roderick Kennedy ~ Director

 

Judge Roderick Kennedy retired from the New Mexico Court of Appeals in 2016; he was its Chief Judge from 2013 until 2015. He is also a former Metropolitan Judge in Albuquerque and judge pro temp for the Jicarilla Apache Nation. In his 27-year judicial career, he handled around 70,000 cases. He currently advises the Albuquerque Police Department’s Force Review Board. 

He frequently consults with forensic scientists on how to get along with lawyers, and with lawyers on how best to communicate with and use experts in the law. Judge Kennedy assembled an award-winning continuing education series on skeptically viewing scientific evidence for the New Mexico Bar that ran for eight years and has also participated in numerous judicial and legal education programs.

Judge Kennedy is a Fellow in the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, where he has served on its Board of Directors, chaired its ethics committee and is a recipient of the AAFS’s Jurisprudence Section’s Harold A. Feder Award. He is also a Fellow in the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences in the UK, from whom he received the J. B. Firth Memorial Lecture and Medal in 2003. He was also The University of Toledo College of Law’s Distinguished Alumnus for 2017. He recently co-authored a law-school casebook on scientific evidence, published by West Publishing.

Rod Kennedy has been a peripheral musical talent for years and been a preceding musical act to the Dave Nelson Band (New Riders), Tim O’Brien, Bill Hearne, has played onstage with Keith Secola, and annoyed other fine musicians who were unable to avoid the experience. He has been introduced to the Kerrville Folk Festival audience as the bastard child of its late impresario Rod Kennedy.

 David Hansen ~ Treasurer

 

David Hansen is managing partner and president of Plummer & Hansen Corporation (P&H), a fractional CFO firm formed in 1992 formerly based in Littleton, CO, and based in Santa Fe, NM since 2016.  P&H supplies hands-on fractional CFO assistance to the owners and managers of Closely Held Companies needing more advanced financial management but not full time. 

Although not a musician, chopsticks being his greatest piano accomplishment, David proudly supports the New Mexico arts and music industry and its musicians as treasurer of the New Mexico Arts Foundation.