Santa Fe Persuasion II

Staff | - June 28, 2015

From soul to style – in Santa Fe with #SiimplySantaFe

When editor Laura Shields asked us to be a guest contributor for the Santa Fe Persuasion column, we were thrilled. And then we thought, “Now what? How do we contribute to the conversation about Santa Fe style?”  Since we promote this city we love through social media, we decided to bring the diversity of our community and those influencing social media into the dialogue, and bring it in a very personal way. Here are some of Santa Fe’s leading social media gurus, experts, and collaborators rocking their own personal #CityDifferent styles! We think they are all so very #SimplySantaFe!

Judith is the voice behind the BIG MAN himself, the infamous Zozobra (and what a BIG voice it is!). As a volunteer with the Kiwanis Club of Santa Fe, she has given a year round voice to a beloved City Different icon. Her ability to bring the conversation back around to Zozobra, no matter what the topic, is totally inspiring. Judith brings her #colorful style wherever she goes!

Judith - @BurnZozobra

Jordan is the Director of Communications at Matthews Gallery on Canyon Road. He has elevated their social media to unparalleled heights and has also been instrumental in helping the arts community become one of the leading sectors to utilize social media marketing strategies. He brought his #wallflower style to our photo shoot and aims to take back that term too mean a colorful and blossoming personality. 

Jordan Eddy - @MatthewsGallery

Melanie is the Promotions DIrector for and the six radio stations of Hutton Broadcasting. She has the energy (and then some) to match the amount of events, promotions, and radio shows produced by this local and family owned broadcasting company. She rocks a super cool #gypsy style to match her personality and we look forward to more collaborations with her and the crew!

Melanie Munsell - @SantaFeDotCom

Julie is the Founder and Creative Director of Loka Creative, a full service graphic design shop that includes clients in a wide range of industries. She also brings opportunity to our community by incorporating her super #active lifestyle into everything she does. Ever heard of Outside Bike and Brew Festival? Of course you have and she plays a big role in that event, which is no small feat. 

Julie Ruth - @julieruthstudio 

Bridget is the voice of social media for 1 Santa Fe, an organization that believes in the voice of the people as a powerful tool for social justice and community engagement. Her stunning #momactivist style helps promote grassroots change that improves the quality of life for Southside residents (and ultimately Santa Fe’s broader community).  

Bridget Wolf - @1SantaFe 

Carole is the founder and CEO of Cherry Pie Social, which creates social media strategies for brands and business owners. She is heavily invested in the community through various volunteer organizations, always shining her social media spotlight on them. Carole always brings her #savvy style to the table and is a force to be reckoned with in the social media world.

Carole Baker - @CherryPieSocial 

Lizz is the Chef and Operations Manager at Verde Juice and she brings a #fresh style to social media marketing that is clearly translated to and embraced by the community. She has been on the forefront of the social media scene in Santa Fe and proves that it makes a difference, both for business and the community.

Lizz Redman - @VerdeJuice

 Frank is the Social Media Coordinator for the TOURISM Santa Fe. He is the “everywhere, all the time, man about town” who is totally on point as a social media strategist for this busy city! Franks knows Santa Fe well and it shows in everything he does. His #quirky style adds fun and whimsy to the City Different.  

Frank Cordero - @CityofSantaFe

Eliza is the General Manager of Iconik Coffee Roasters and has set a high bar for business promotion through social media. She has capitalized on their delicious product and very photographable location and is a terrific example of the power of excellent social mediastrategy. She has a “Gesamtkunstwerk” style, which means a "synthesis of the arts" in German and is used to describe work that makes use of all or many art forms We’d say this very accurately describes Eliza!

Eliza Lutz - @IconikCoffeeRoasters 

Caitlin is a professional photographer, entrepreneur and social media fanatic. When she’s not out photographing Santa Fe’s lovable pets and their families for her business Caitlin Elizabeth Photography LLC, she’s helping curate one of the many Instagram accounts she manages. One of these accounts includes @simplysocialmedianm, the account for Simply Social Media which she and her business partner Amy Tischler manage together. Caitlin is a breath of fresh air and uses her #feminine style to elevate everything she touches. 

Caitlin E. Jenkins - @CaitlinEPhoto 

Ben is the aficionado behind the Santa Fe Animal Shelter’s very successful social media platforms. He has a deep connection to everything that goes on at the Santa Fe Animal Shelter and even opens his office space to animals for socialization; what a great job to have! Ben can usually be found around the Animal Shelter with his digital camera in hand, ready to photograph all the cute adoptable animals and he is quite the #puparazzi!

Benjamin Swan - @SFAnimalShelter 

Lisa is the social media gal behind the Santa Fe Reporter’s new event branch “SFR Around Town” and is enthusiastic about social media collaboration. She is wasting no time in getting this project off the ground, taking it on full force. Watch for her to bring exciting events and social media campaigns to Santa Fe through her #stripey style!

Lisa Evans - @SFRAroundTown

Simply Social Media is the social media marketing company behind the Instagram photo sharing projects @SimplySantaFeNM and @TravelNewMexico. We create and manage unique events through these accounts as well as provide consultations and workshops. Follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook at @SimplySocialMediaNM as we help build community by featuring local events, businesses, landscapes, and people. Join us in our love affair with Santa Fe and this enchanted land, New Mexico! 

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