Santa Fe Stories: Jenny Kimball of La Fonda on the Plaza -
Santa Fe New Mexico

Jenny Kimball has been Chairman of the Board  of La Fonda on the Plaza since 2007. Her involvement with La Fonda goes well beyond what many people envision for a Chairman—in fact she is an integral part of daily decisions at La Fonda. In addition to her responsibilities at La Fonda she is involved with many Santa Fe non profits and is an avid outdoorsman as well as a supporter of contemporary artists. spoke with Kimball the last week of May about her favorite things about Santa Fe, the place she has called home since 1989.

What brought you to Santa Fe? Or are you a lifelong Santa Fean?

I have been here over 30 years. A combination of skiing, fly fishing, mountain biking and having family friends here -Sam and Ethel Ballen – is why I moved here.

What do you love most about Santa Fe?

The summer weather, the art, the mountains and the multicultural people who live here.

Where do you send your visiting friends in Santa Fe?

La Fonda and our fantastic gift shop Detours. Canyon Road galleries. Tent Rocks and the Santa Fe ski basin for hiking.

What is your secret spot in Santa Fe?

Our backyard on the Santa Fe River.

Where are you going out to eat now that restaurants are reopening?

The Terrace at La Fonda.

What is your happiest moment in Santa Fe?

Being in the outdoors near a gurgling brook with my husband hiking or riding my horse on trails.

What is something people don’t know about you?

I have very thin skin.

How did you stay connected with people while everything was shut down?

Email, text and zoom.

Best view in Santa Fe?

From La Fonda’s Bell Tower or the top of Picacho Peak.

Red or green?

Definitely green!

This article was posted by Cheryl Fallstead

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