The Wilderwood Board

Amanda Garcia

Ms. Garcia is the Executive Director of Cuddy and McCarthy law firm in Santa Fe and is also President of the New Mexico Association of Legal Administrators. She is passionate about the art of dance, loves dogs and animals, and is very active in the community. Ms. Garcia is a qualified Reiki practitioner and in 2020 was honored as an Albuquerque Business First Woman of Influence.

Jayme Ogden

Ms. Ogden is a realtor and is very active and involved in her community. She is a dog owner and animal lover. She has traveled the world with her husband and brings compassion, knowledge, and experience to Wilderwood.

Dr. Rebecca Evanko

Executive Director and Curriculum Committee Co-Chair
Secretary and Treasurer
Dr. Rebecca Evanko is the autistic co-founder and Executive Director of Wilderwood. A horsewoman with a penchant for endurance riding, Dr. Evanko is a former university faculty member, Academic Dean, business owner, and writer. She holds an M.A. in Rhetoric and Composition and a Ph.D in Cognitive Linguistics. Dr. Evanko is a Board Certified Cognitive Specialist and is currently studying for a second Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. In 2022, she was honored to be chosen as the recipient of The Arc of New Mexico’s Bob Thomas Achievement Award.

Linda Stover

Board Member
Ms. Stover is currently the Bernalillo County Clerk. She is a former Executive Director of the New Mexico Rural Rehabilitation Corporation. She brings to the Board, enthusiasm, drive, a wealth of experience and knowledge of non-profit organizations, and service to the community.

Judith Valade

Board Member and Curriculum Committee Vice-Chair
Professor Valade is a retired college Professor of Developmental Education. She has extensive experience in writing and teaching curriculum and was honored as the 2017 Outstanding Educator by the Kentucky Association for Developmental Education. Judith has a lifelong passion for helping others, particularly those who are disadvantaged.

Dr. Mark Evanko

Board Member and Curriculum Committee Co-Chair
Dr. Mark Evanko is an osteopathic family physician, business owner, horseman, inventor, and dressage rider. His osteopathic specialty imbues his practice of medicine with a deep understanding of physical movement that, along with his knowledge of horses and the equine psyche, brings unique depth and perspective to Wilderwood. As a co-founder and major contributor to the program, he is committed to the success and integrity of Wilderwood. Dr. Evanko is also a Board Certified Cognitive Specialist.

Jamie Goldberg

Board Member
Jamie Goldberg holds an AAS degree in Education and is a licensed Associate real estate broker in New Mexico. Mr. Goldberg is also an elected Probate Judge for Valencia County. Honesty, fairness and professionalism are the cornerstones of his business activities and he participates actively in the community with a variety of volunteering activities. When not assisting clients with real estate or working as a probate judge, he can be found riding his mountain bike or running to keep fit.