Board of Directors


Holly Piasente, Treasurer

Holly was born and raised in California, living in the San Francisco Bay Area until moving to Las Cruces in 2002. She was employed for over thirty five years in the pharmaceutical and vision-care industry, as an international accountant and controller. Holly became involved with the Southwest Environmental Center as a volunteer in 2012. She has since continued volunteering as gala committee chair person for A Wild Night for Wildlife fundraiser. She joined the Board of Directors in May, 2016 and was then appointed treasurer in November of that year. Additionally, Holly is Secretary of the Board for Southern New Mexico Pride and has been a director since 2014. She has three children, a son who resides in Las Cruces, a son and daughter living in California, and four grandchildren. She shares a home with four rescue dogs and promotes rescue of all animals, both wild and domestic.

Ken Stinnett

Ken Stinnett Ken Stinnett has lived in the Chihuahuan Desert for the past half-century. Ken is a photographer and wildlife biologist and has served on SWEC's Board of Directors for 20 years in various capacities.




Lori Martinez

Lori Martinez