Gaylene Martinez,Tiwa Babies Home Visiting Coordinator
Gaylene Martinez is from Taos/San Felipe Pueblos. She has worked in various fields of public service for Taos Pueblo as a Taos Pueblo Tribal Police Officer, ENIPC Domestic Violence Advocate, and now the Home Visiting Coordinator for Taos Pueblo Tiwa Babies HV Program. She received her certificate with honors in Human Services from UNM-Taos, and is pursuing a degree in Human Services. She became a mother of two at a young age, this giving her the knowledge and experience of being a parent. Her passion is to help parents become the good enough parents they can be.
April Winters, Home Visitor
April Winters, is a Taos Pueblo Tribal member, and also descends from Dakota/ Lakota and Canadian Blackfeet Heritage. She graduated with honors, obtaining an Associate of Applied Science Degree in General Studies, from UNM-Taos in 2006. She has plans to complete her bachelor’s degree in the future to set an example for her 2 children.
She believes in maintaining the delicate balance between Native American culture, higher education, and career obligations to live a complete life.
April has worked with children as a teacher’s assistant at Rocky Mountain Youth Corps- Service Learning, with 2nd and 5th graders at Enos and Ranchos elementary, and with 3,4 and 5 year olds at Taos Pueblo Head Start. She has travelled abroad in her career with film/television, and performing arts.
She is very passionate about helping families, and children.