Married with two daughters.
Avid tennis supporter
Raise and breed quarter horses for racing.
NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY, M.A. in Counseling and Educational Psychology with honors
NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY, B.A. in Education with honors
Vice-Chairman of the Rules Committee
President 2010 - Present
UNITED STATES TENNIS ASSOCIATION (USTA) SOUTHWEST SECTION President
Work in a positive collaborative partnership with the SWS Board of Directors, SWS Executive Committee, SWS Executive Director and the local District tennis associations to promote and develop the sport of the lifetime, lovable game of tennis.
USTA SWS Secretary
USTA SWS Treasurer
United States Tennis Association Southwest Section Board, Chairman
Work with the SWS Board of Directors to promote and develop the sport of the lifetime, lovable game of tennis.
VAMOS NJTL (National Junior Tennis and Learning)
Founder of Barelas Community tennis program for underserved children. Nationally recognized in 2006, NJTL Chapter of the Year. Lent support to hold a NJTL regional leadership camp at UNM summer of 2010.
High School Counselor 1975 - 1982
Las Cruces High School
Worked within the school system as a counselor for high school students. Elected state president of the NM School Counselors Association.
Race horse breeder and owner 1979 - Present
With husband and as member of Partnerships
Having grown up around horses in a ranching community in southern New Mexico, I welcomed my husband’s long-time passion for horses and horse racing as we began in the business of owning, breeding and racing both quarter horses and thoroughbreds. We started in the racing business in Las Cruces over thirty years ago and have had horses racing in most of the southwestern states including New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, California, Arizona and Colorado. Over the past ten years our focus has been on breeding, raising and racing New Mexico bred quarter horses.
Our family is about as close as one can get to the typical horse breeder and race-horse owner in the state of New Mexico. We have several broodmares that we keep for breeding New Mexico - breds. We either sell or race the foals from these broodmares and as is typical have had some successes and some failures in the business. We usually have one or two horses in training at any one time racing under my husband’s name.
I would welcome the opportunity to serve the state in the capacity of Racing Commission member. I would bring to the position professionalism and fairness as well as a great knowledge and experience of the racing industry both in New Mexico and in other states.