Board of Directors
Kathy Harris - President
Born and raised in Raton, New Mexico; Graduated from New Mexico State University in 1979 with dual majors in Accounting and Business Administration. Married Bob Harris in 1992 and since 2009 worked with him at Title Services, Inc. as office manager for this and several other small businesses they own. Previously employed by Miners Colfax Medical Center in various administrative positions for 28 years until her retirement in 2008. In 2010 co-founded GrowRaton! with Paul Jenkins. In addition, she has served in the following organizations: Arthur Johnson Memorial Library Board, Raton Chamber Ambassadors, Raton MainStreet, and the Professional Business Women of Raton. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her dogs and horses, gardening, reading and traveling with her husband.
David Stafford - Vice President
Born and raised in Claremont, California and married to Cimarron girl Julia Davis Stafford, David has lived and practiced law in Raton since 1986. He maintained a client-oriented civil and criminal litigation practice, from which he retired in 2011. His public service commitments have included terms on a number of boards and committees, including the Raton Golf Course, New Mexico Community Foundation, Raton Recreation and Education Council, the Shortgrass Music festival, Service Organization for Youth (SOY), the Raton Recreation Center Development Committee and as a founding Director for GrowRaton!. Otherwise, he is generally traveling, golfing or playing fantasy sports.
David Wentling - Financial Officer
Born and raised in the mid-Atlantic area. Began organizing educational programs on renewable energy while in college. Obtained a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Studies from Towson State University in Maryland. Voted Outstanding Conservationist of 1983 by Solar Action of Maryland. Married his wife Lisa and raised two children in the Baltimore suburbs. Worked for Baltimore City and several small businesses with career focused on construction, research, inspection, education, and training of residential conservation and energy efficiency upgrades. Moved to Raton NM in 2009. The following year started volunteering and became a founding director of GrowRaton!. Organized their Solid Waste Recycling Task Force. Currently, chair of that task force and Treasurer of GrowRaton!. Enjoys hiking and traveling.
Wendy Mileta - Secretary
Dennis Downing - Director
Lois Johnson - Director
Paul Jenkins - Director
Born and raised in southern California; Served in US Air Force 1966-1972. Graduated class valedictorian from Dakota Wesleyan University, Mitchell, South Dakota, in 1975 with dual majors in Human Resources and Community Services. Initially went on to seminary but left to go into the business world. Operations supervisor and retired mortgage banker. In 1999, married to Marlene Weseloh, a retired Licensed Vocational Nurse. Moved to Raton in 2005 and immediately became active as founding member of Raton MainStreet. Co-founder of GrowRaton! with Kathy Harris in 2010 and served as President thru January, 2020. He remains on the Board of Directors. Also serves on the Executive Committee of the North East Economic Development Organization, Inc. dba NEEDO-NM and served as its first founding President 2012-2014. Currently also serves as an advisor and facilitator to nonprofit organizations seeking to incorporate and obtain 501(c)(3) status from the IRS. Loves to watch movies and TV dramas with his wife!
Devin Barton - Director
The local Edward Jones Financial Advisor, Devin Barton has been in the financial services industry for over 15 years. He attended Colorado State University and received the professional designation of Chartered Financial Consultant and Chartered Life Underwriter from the American College. Devin and his spouse, Anne, have two boys, Sully and Jack who enjoy golf and fishing and plan to attend college very soon. He is an active member in the community of Raton. He is involved in community development with Raton MainStreet, the Chamber of Commerce, GrowRaton!, Colfax County Fair and the Raton Country Club.