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Mail us at Leadership Santa Fe, PO BOX 1928, Santa Fe, NM 87504.

Call us at 505-204-8046

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David Markwardt, Program Director

David Markwardt is the Leadership Santa Fe Program Director. He is also the Leadership Skills trainer and has been since 2008.  David is a graduate of Leadership Santa Fe, Class of 2000. 

David owns David Markwardt Consulting, LLC. He received a degree in Master of Science in Organization Development from Pepperdine University in 2007. David has a strong interest in organizational values. His research for his thesis focused on how experience-based training and development can support organizational values at the individual and team levels. His Master’s Degree in Poetry was awarded from Vermont College in 1998. He received his Professional Teaching Certification in 1992 from the University of Houston, Houston, Texas and his undergraduate degree in 1984 from Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH. 

David has extensive training in experiential education, conflict resolution, cultural issues, communications training, management and leadership training, and team building. David started and directed Teamwork in Action at Santa Fe Community College (SFCC) from 1996 to 2018.  He also started and directed the SFCC Leadership Institute, Graduate Institute and Supervisor Institute.  He retired from SFCC in July 2018. 

David has facilitated numerous workshops and team-building retreats for organizations across New Mexico and the United States.  He is the facilitator for many programs in New Mexico, including The Executive Leadership Institute, The Essentials for Supervisors Program, and The Public Servant Emerging Leaders Program.

David lives near Lamy with his wife, Tracey Lucas. They have two sons, August and Elliot. David is an avid hiker and skier and is nearing completion of a book:  Poetry Table.

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