ENMU-Ruidoso College Board
Mr. Brad Treptow, Board Chairman, received a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and a minor in Marketing from New Mexico State University. In May 2016, Mr. Treptow received his master’s degree of Business Administration from Eastern New Mexico University. He is the public relations manager for Lincoln County Medical Center and for Presbyterian Healthcare Services regional facilities throughout New Mexico.
Mr. James Paxton, Board Secretary, is the owner/broker of Century 21 Aspen Real Estate Company. Mr. Paxton is a long time resident of Ruidoso. He has served as a member and past president of the Ruidoso Municipal School Board. Additionally, Mr. Paxton has served continuously as a community college board member since the inception of ENMU-Ruidoso in 2005.
Ms. Gina Klinekole, Board Member, is of Mescalero Apache, Kiowa-Apache and Comanche descent. She is the proud mother of two daughters, grandmother of two granddaughters and one grandson. Ms. Klinekole is employed with Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino. She is an alumni of New Mexico State University with her bachelor’s in Communication Studies and master’s in Educational Management and Development. In addition to her role as a community college board member, Ms. Klinekole currently serves as a board member for the Ruidoso Municipal Schools.
Ms. Marla Romero, Board Member, received her Associate degree from ENMU-Ruidoso and her Bachelor of Science in Management from Kapan University in 2010. Ms. Romero is a long-time resident of Ruidoso. She and her husband, Jimmy, have two children. Ms. Romero is employed as Assistant Vice President/Commercial Lender for First National Bank and is active in the Rotary Club and the Lincoln County Homebuilders Association.
Mr. Justin Huffmon, Board Member, grew up and went to school in Ruidoso. Mr. Huffmon is the Director of Tourism for the Village of Ruidoso and owner of Sasquatch Marketing Consultants. He is an avid skier, mountain biker, and a terrible fly fisherman. With wife Nenada, he’s a new father to a happy young boy. Mr. Huffmon is the head brewer and owner of Gypsy Soul Kombucha and also the co-owner of Old Barrel Tea Company. He serves as a board member of the Ruidoso Midtown Association where he is the chair of the economic committee. He also is the secretary of the Southeast Regional Marketing Board. Mr. Huffmon is a graduate of the University of New Mexico. He has plans of pursuing his MBA in the near future.