Bob is past president of the Santa Fe Master Gardener Association and a life-long educator. After graduating from Cornell Univ. he joined the Peace Corps and taught science for three years in Malaysia. Following that he continued working and traveling in Japan, Hong Kong, India and Europe.
In the mid-‘70’s he returned to the States, got his Masters at Miami University (Ohio) and taught High School Biology and Environmental Science in Oxford and Cincinnati. He retired in 2004 and later moved to Santa Fe at which time he became involved with the Santa Fe Master Gardener program. He also raises chickens in their own adobe “casita” and has three top bar beehives. Gardening has always been an important part of his life and he enjoys sharing that enthusiasm with others.
Laurie McGrath has been a Master Gardener for nearly 20 years. She graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Sociology and worked in marketing and public relations in San Francisco and as Director of the Alexander Valley Winegrowers Association in Sonoma County. While living in northern California Laurie became a Certified Master Gardener, served on the Sonoma County Master Gardeners board of directors and was part of the design team for the Canine Companions for Independence (CCI) campus in Santa Rosa, CA.
After moving to Santa Fe, she re-certified as a NM Master Gardener and completed post-graduate programs in both Gerontology and Horticultural Therapy. Laurie developed activity programs for older adults and has given presentations on adaptive gardening and gardening for older adults with physical limitations at Highlands University, the NM State Conference on Aging, as continuing education for NM Activities Professionals (NMAP) and as staff training. She contributed to the Center for Landscape Water Conservation website and has served on the board of the Santa Fe Master Gardener Association.
Laurie believes that a garden is a restorative source of beauty, solace, and learning that can be enjoyed by anyone at any age.
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Sudha Rani Kailas, M.D., Ph.D., is an integrative, holistic psychiatrist specializing in the Mental and emotional health of children and families.It is her mission to improve the health and happiness of our community by supporting children and families in wellness and spirit.
Dr. Kailas was born of spicy temperament in Cajun Country, Lafayette, Louisiana, and spent her early years adjacent to a Navajo reservation in Gallup, New Mexico, witnessing double-arched rainbows span unending skies, before moving back to New Orleans, just in time for puberty. As she grew to observe the ever-evolving technological age around her, Dr. Kailas became fascinated by the connection and interface between the human body and mind.
Her curiosity drew her to study coherence patterns in the human epileptic brain at the University of Chicago, where she earned a BA in Biology with a specialization in Neuroscience. With a newfound interest in research, Dr. Kailas returned to New Orleans to study addiction and the morphine-induced effects of serotonin in rats at Tulane University School of Medicine, where she earned an MS in Pharmacology and a PhD in Neuroscience, in addition to becoming a Medical Doctor.
Enduring the wrath of Hurricane Katrina during her final year of medical school only strengthened Dr. Kailas' passion for understanding the intricate connection between the psychological and physical systems of the human body. After the hurricane, she served with the Red Cross and Louisiana State University in recovering her hometown. She found healing through the rebirth of a strong Yoga community. Curiosity persisted and led Dr. Kailas to a Triple Board Residency in Pediatrics, Adult Psychiatry, and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan, NY.
With a growing foundation in Yoga, Ayurveda came to Dr. Kailas during meditation in the cold and snowy winter of her internship; she has been studying, practicing, and teaching these ancient healing arts since. Through the grace of life's lessons, Dr. Kailas recognizes that nourishment of spirit, as the core of our effervescent human nature, IS vitality. She brings an engaging perspective to her practice through the principles of bio-individuality and the healing power of unified love. To learn more about Dr. Kailas, please visit www.sudharanikailas.com. Om.
Dr. Love is a native Santa Fean. She went to Tulane University and received her BS in Biochemistry Cum Laude, earned her Medical Degree also at Tulane, and began her Otolaryngology residency. Due to the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, she subsequently completed residency at Mount Sinai Department of Otolaryngology in New York City followed by a one year fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Tampa, Florida. She recently completed the UNM Executive MBA program. She is particularly interested in sinus surgery, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, rhinoplasty, and thyroid surgery. Dr. Love is very involved in Humanitarian work – having spent time doing surgery in Cambodia, Honduras, Guatemala, Ethiopia, and Mexico. She also enjoys running, sailing, and snowboarding, and speaks some Spanish and French.