NMHC Board of Directors - 2023
Dr. Steve Komadina
Steve has been a horseman since age 10 even though he did not come from an Ag family. He started by working for free at Clark’s Riding Stable at Central and the Rio Grande in Albuquerque. On weekends, his mom would drop him off at sunrise and pick him up at sunset. He cleaned saddles and picked up manure. They finally gave him riding lessons for his work. He loved horses and he finally got a horse for Christmas. He was one of the few boys in the State in the 1950s who rode English. For the next 70+ years he has been a horseman. He has been very active in the horse community wherever he lived and is a lifetime member of the New Mexico Horse Council.
I am a proud lifelong resident of New Mexico and currently reside in Roswell. Professionally, I am a Speech Language Pathologist, serving in the Birth to 3 population in Roswell and surrounding areas. The characteristics of my work that I enjoy the most are meeting new children, families and caregivers and providing them with coaching, advocacy and strategies to improve their overall communication and relationships with each other. . Currently, I am serving as the Joint District Commissioner of the Roswell Tumbleweed Pony Club
Patty was born and raised in Arizona, but has lived in New Mexico for over 40 years. She was the Horse Project Leader for a local 4-H club for over 10 years. Patty is a Life Member of the American Quarter Horse Association where she served on the AQHA Foundation Committee for 2 years and has also been a member of the Corrales Equestrian Advisory Commission for over 5 years. She is a Life Member of the New Mexico Horse Council. Patty believes the Council serves a vital role in representing the equestrians of New Mexico and their equines.
Chris and his wife Tracy, along with four children, are residents of Edgewood, New Mexico. They own two horses, Banjo, a palomino and Tinkerbell, a Clydesdale rescued from Colorado. Chris is a member of the New Mexico Air National Guard where he serves as Command Post Superintendent and has been deployed three times, most recently to Afghanistan in 2019. Chris was raised in West Texas on his grandparent’s cattle ranch where they learned to ride horses and work cattle from an early age. He’s part of a committee that formed the East Mountain Rodeo Association and are hosting the inaugural Estancia Valley Ranch Rodeo, a sanctioned Working Ranch Cowboy Association event expected to bring in teams from five states with 400 spectators. Chris has a passion for helping educate and assist in sharing equine experiences to New Mexicans and visitors alike.
Katie has been riding /working with horses since she was about 12. She has worked at “Ghorham Scout Ranch” for 90 days teaching Boy Scouts for their horse merit badge, worked on the race track(s), has a training business “Silver Lining Training” for about 10 years and has trained close to 100 horses in that time mostly starting colts but also works on correcting bad habits / training for events etc. She graduated “Oklahoma Horse Shoeing School” in 2010 and has been working as a certified farrier ever since. Katie competes in barrel racing where she has been competitive at the 1D level and has also started roping in the last year. Horses are her life and always have been! Katie lives in Los Lunas, enjoys time with family, camping, and anything outdoors.