Our Staff...

The TCEDC staff, how they can help you:

Ben Trujillo is the Kitchen Manager of the Taos Food Center. He is the first one to talk to get a tour of the kitchen facilities, scheduling time to use the kitchen, and setting up your process at the Food Center. Do you have questions about finding a supplier, Environment Department approval, equipment, or other issues at the Food Center?---Talk to Ben!!!!!

Amalio Madueno is the Small Business Coordinator and project manager of the Community Garden. He'll get you on track by assisting you on a business plan, targeting your market, a loan application, pricing your product, projecting revenues, etc.. Talk to Amalio also if you are interested in fresh produce from the community garden or starting your own garden. A common saying by Amalio is, "If you don't ask, I can't help you." So ask.

Marlene Torres is the office manager who is the first person you talk to in the main office at the Business Park. She can help you schedule meetings, receive a fax, find a space for rent in the TCEDC Business Park or Incubator, give you the latest economic data, or answer your questions about TCEDC and our services.

David Gomez is the construction and maintenance supervisor of projects small and large at TCEDC. If something is broken or if you have questions on grounds or building maintenance at the Business Park and Incubator, talk to David.

Roxanne de Graaf is the project engineer at TCEDC. She can help you develop your product from idea to reality. Her focus is on small manufacturing, including food production and processing. Do you need assistance with finding a site for a food cart, designing a web page, nutritional analysis, label design, packaging, or getting ready for a food show? Talk to Roxanne, if she doesn't know, she'll research it or find someone to work with you.

Pati Martinson and Terrie BadHand are the directors of Taos County Economic Development Corp. (TCEDC) who started TCEDC twelve years ago and came up with the Food Center idea by listening to the people of Northern New Mexico. They do the fund-raising for our non-profit activities and help other non-profit organizations get started. Pati and Terrie also inspire the staff and focus TCEDC projects on supporting local small businesses that sustain the traditional land-based way of life in Northern New Mexico. Talk to them about your ideas and issues related to TCEDC and our services.

Contact all of us at (505) 758-8731 at the TCEDC Business Park,
1021 Salazar Rd. - P.O. 1389 Taos, NM. 87571


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