Development and Operations DirectorWendy Sandidge

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Wendy Sandidge

Wendy Sandidge is a business owner, non-profit development director and accountant.  Previously, Wendy served as the Executive Director and creator of New Mexico Community Capital’s Native Entrepreneur in Residence Program, a Native American Business Incubator.  She has used her operational experience and project management expertise to assist Tribes and Tribal businesses in the implementation of their business plans. She has worked extensively with several New Mexico Pueblos to build and renew their agricultural programs and turn these culturally aligned activities into economic development tools for Tribes and their members. She has also assisted in the implementation of renewable energy programs, including solar, wind and geothermal power for various pueblos.  She was also instrumental in the development of a farmer/youth mentorship program for the Pueblo of Cochiti. She also provides logistic services for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for their Native Youth Community Adaptation and Leadership Congress which gathers over 100 students from around the globe to discuss climate change and the effects on their communities. Wendy was also contracted by the City of Albuquerque to assist businesses in the Central Corridor survive and thrive during the Albuquerque Rapid Transit (ART) project and was in charge of the Central Loan Program for the ART Project, including obtaining all loan and financial documents, reviews and submissions of documents and administration of loans.  Wendy has a degree in Accounting and is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.