Andrew Black

Andrew Black

Director of Community Relations & Education

Born and raised in Santa Fe, Andrew grew up fishing the rivers and lakes of New Mexico with his grandfather, a WWII veteran. Andrew completed a joint degree Juris Doctor/Master of Divinity at University of Louisville School of Law and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. After studying Truth and Reconciliation in South Africa and working with legal aide, Andrew worked in the United States Senate as a Field Representative for U.S. Senators Jeff Bingaman and Martin Heinrich covering issues of health, education, immigration, veterans, sportsmen and public lands. Andrew led the Senators’ anti-poverty initiatives building community-wide coalitions of local officials, community members, and leaders from non-profits, business, faith communities and foundations focused on promoting civic education, engagement, empowerment and equity in low-income communities. While in the Senate, Andrew’s veteran advocacy efforts helped lead to two new VA health clinics for rural and underserved veterans in Santa Fe and Raton. In promoting sportsman conservation, Andrew also helped spearhead environmental coalitions that led to the protection of the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, the Columbine Hondo Wilderness Area and the Valles Caldera National Preserve. Andrew is an ordained Presbyterian Minister (PCUSA), an avid fly-fisherman, and passionate about the intersection of culture, community, conservation and collaboration.