Was it predestination when, after graduating from the University of Colorado some 30 years ago, Kurt Coey worked for a company that counted New Mexico Magazine as a client? Fate helped him complete a career circle last year when he joined the magazine to direct circulation. His latest initiative: the Subscriptions for Students program, which has a goal of distributing the magazine to classrooms all over the state to tell students our stories of the state’s history, culture, and career paths—while inspiring family outings. “Every weekend offers an opportunity for a new adventure,” he says of New Mexico. As for himself, he’s looking forward to long, snowy runs at Ski Santa Fe. Contact Kurt at firstname.lastname@example.org to donate to the Subscriptions for Students program.
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Nine years ago, Blair Anderson left her job as a buyer and product developer for the Museum of Modern Art in New York when her physician husband went to practice on the Navajo reservation. Indian Country soon inspired her to pick up a camera and build connections with Native artists and other creative thinkers who opened her eyes to the history and art of the Southwest. In 2010, the family moved to Santa Fe, where she helped design and build their home and worked as a stylist for Outside magazine and various artists. For this issue, she scouted prime Christmas presents. In her free time, Blair runs and skis—activities “that bring me great mental space to think, see, and create.”
Andrew Roush took a circuitous route to New Mexico. A native of Bastrop, Texas, he first landed in New York to organize Model United Nations conferences, then dived into journalism as an editor for the Alcalde, the alumni magazine of the University of Texas at Austin. Since moving to Santa Fe last year, he’s become fascinated by New Mexico’s natural beauty, unique history, and enduring culture—attributes he particularly enjoys while car camping with his fiancée. Compiling this month’s “Go. See. Do.” left him mesmerized by the breadth and depth of holiday traditions all across the state. “There’s definitely something special in the air here at this time of year. And also something else is in the air—I think you call it snow?”