Category: Board

Learn more about the people who make the Coe Center and its mission their passion.

Director, Chair: Kenneth Johnson

Director, Chair: Kenneth Johnson (Muscogee/Seminole) Kenneth Johnson is a contemporary Native American designer and metalsmith with a career spanning over two decades. His career achievements include a one-man show at the Creek Council House Museum, the 2005 Santa Fe...

Director, President: Rachel de W. Wixom

Director (ex officio), President: Rachel de W. Wixom Rachel is the President and Executive Director of the Coe, having led the development of the current center from idea to reality. Her extensive experience includes ten years as Head of Publications of the Whitney...

Director, Secretary: Vanessa Elmore

Director, Secretary: Vanessa Elmore (Colombian-American) Vanessa Elmore is a professional art appraiser, specializing in Art of the Americas, and has been in the art industry for over twenty years. Based in Santa Fe, she has handled countless numbers of art objects,...

Director: Randy J. Brokeshoulder

Randy J. Brokeshoulder is of Hopi, Navajo, and Absentee Shawnee heritage. He is a third-generation katsina carver and the great-grandson to Guy Maktima of Hotevilla—Third Mesa, Arizona. He currently resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico, as a finance banker and...

Director: Jessa Rae Growing Thunder

Haŋ mitakuyapi. Suŋgina Duzaham Wiŋyan emakiapi. Mnisda Wakiyaŋ Iŋga tiwahe etaŋhaŋ ouhepi. Damakoda nakun Nakoda, de Tatanka Oyate. Cante waste yuha, ciyuzihapi. (Greetings our relatives. My name is Jessa Rae Growing Thunder. The Growing Thunder family comes from...

Director: Gerald G. Stiebel

Director: Gerald G. Stiebel Gerald G. Stiebel has been an art dealer for over fifty years specializing in the arts of Europe. He has lectured and written articles and run various associations of art dealers. The most important being the International Confederation of...