Jemez Historic Site

Meet the JHS Staff

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Adrienne Boggs - Interim Regional Manager, Marlon Magdalena - Instructional Coordinator, Brenda Tafoya - Interpretive Ranger, Eldon Vita - Interpretive Ranger, Zackary Lance - Plant and System Operations

Adrienne Boggs

Adrienne Boggs

Interim Regional Manager

Adrienne joined Coronado Historic Site as an Instructional Coordinator at the end of January 2020. She moved to New Mexico from her native Oregon 10 years ago with her family to work at the Farmington Museum developing and managing programs and events. Before that she worked as Assistant Curator of Education at the High Desert Museum in Bend, OR and the Director of Education at the Douglas County Museum of Cultural & Natural History in Roseburg, OR. Adrienne earned her Master's in Art History/Museum Studies from the University of Denver and her Bachelor's in Art History, English, and Music from Lawrence University in Appleton, WI. Adrienne lives with her spouse, three children, and animal menagerie. In her spare time she works developing her scholarship on 19th-century British Aesthetic transferware and reads historical non-fiction.

(505) 867-5351 ♦ adrienne.boggs@state.nm.us

Marlon Magdalena

Marlon Magdalena

Instructional Coordinator

Marlon Magdalena began working at Jemez Historic Site in 2005 as a temporary Ranger, permanent Ranger since 2007, and then as the Instructional Coordinator since 2015. Mr. Magdalena is a Jemez Pueblo Tribal Member, artist and performer of Native American Flutes. He has performed at many places and events throughout the Southwest.

(505) 867-5351 ♦ marlon.magdalena@state.nm.us

Brenda Tafoya

Brenda Tafoya

Interpretive Ranger

My name is Brenda Tafoya and I from the Pueblo of Jemez. I have lived in Jemez Pueblo my whole life. I've been a Ranger at the JHS since 2004. I enjoy working at JHS as a ranger and have learned a lot about our ancestors and the place we call Guisewa. I am the middle child of 3. I have a older sister named Helen Tafoya, a younger brother named Tyron Tafoya and my parents are David and Vangie Tafoya. David is the Owner of "Dave's Burgers" along hwy 4 in Jemez Pueblo. I am a mother of 3 and grandma of 9 grandkids. I am also a potter. I learned how to make pottery after high school from my mother Vangie Tafoya who is well known. I have my own unique designs now and do Art Shows when i can.

(505) 867-5351 ♦ brenda.tafoya@state.nm.us

Eldon Vita

Eldon Vita

Interpretive Ranger

Eldon Vita joined Jemez Historic Site in 2019 as a contract worker, and again as a permanent worker in 2021. He studies Agricultural Education and enjoys interpreting the site. He graduated from the University of Arizona in 2015 and is working on his MS at the same university. He also works on the historic preservation during the warm months. He has many hobbies, including brewing kombucha and keeping aquariums.

(505) 867-5351 ♦ eldon.vita@state.nm.us

Zackary Lance

Zackary Lance

Plant and Systems Operation

(505) 867-5351 ♦ zackary.lance@state.nm.us