Frontera Land Alliance

Board of Directors


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2018 Board of Directors

Scott Cuttler / President

A founding member of The Frontera Land Alliance, Scott Cutler a retired Curator of Collections and Exhibits from the Centennial Museum at The University of Texas at El Paso. He has degrees in Wildlife Management and Biology. A resident of El Paso for more than 25 years, he has been active in numerous local conservation organizations involved with preserving open space.

Charlie Wakeem / Treasurer

A 1966 business graduate of Texas Western College (now the Univeristy of Texas at El Paso), Charlie Wakeem is now retired from owning and operating a furniture business for 27 years. Mr. Wakeem is presently active in property investment and management. He has served as a club president and assistant district governor in Rotary International and is currently serving on several City of El Paso Boards and Committees, including the Open Space Advisory Board, which he chairs. As president of the Coronado Neighborhood Association, he led the fight against the development of Resler Canyon which Frontera now owns.

Cynthia Hoffmann / Secretary

Cynthia “Cindy” Peak Hoffmann, CFRE, has been a professional fundraiser and philanthropic advisor for over 20 years and has successfully led annual, major gift, endowment, and capital campaigns and achieved record breaking results. Cindy holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from the University of Texas at El Paso. Currently a realtor for Keller Williams Realty, Cindy is a partner in the Smart Living Team, your source for green homes, healthier living, and smart real estate investments. Cindy is involved many local organizations and currently serves as the President of the Board of the Southern NM State Planning Committee.

Michael Gaglio

Michael Gaglio / Member-at-large

Michael Gaglio has B.S. and M.S. degrees in Biology from the University of Texas at El Paso Mr. Gaglio’s career spans 15 years as a biologist and environmental consultant, and in 2007 he co-founded High Desert Native Plants, LLC, an environmental consulting and restoration services company with a focus on conservation-oriented solutions for the development industry. He has worked with entities such as The Nature Conservancy and The Trust for Public Land as well as with developers and commercial real-estate practitioners. He became involved with The Frontera Land Alliance in 2007 and also volunteers with the Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife performing deer surveys and dove banding.

John Moses

John Moses / Board Member

John Moses was elected to the Board of the Frontera Land Alliance in September 2011 following several years of service on the Frontera Advisory Council. He received a BS degree from the Pennsylvania State University and an MBA from the University of Chicago. He served as an officer in U.S. Army ordnance and combat engineer units. Director of Mountain Project Management, an El Paso-based management consulting firm, he retired as General Superintendent of Texas State Parks in El Paso. A life-long cave explorer and conservationist, Mr. Moses is US delegate to the International Congress of Speleology, International Secretary of the National Speleological Society and a board member of the Ft. Stanton Cave Study Project Locally, he has chaired the Mayor’s Quality of Life/Tourism Cabinet and been a member of El Paso Historic Landmarks Commission.

Dr. Amy Wagler / Member-at-large

Amy Wagler, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Mathematical Sciences at The University of Texas at El Paso. Though her professional activities are not directly related to ecology and preservation, she is passionate about preservation of natural spaces, particularly in the border region, and she is thrilled about working with Frontera Land Alliance to promote knowledge and appreciation of our natural environment.

Dave Turner / Board of Director

Born in Maine, resided in New Hampshire, Dave served as an officer in the US Air Force before his retirement from Sylvania after 27 years. He moved to El Paso in 2003 where he has spent his time working on environmental and social issues for the betterment of this community. He and his wife founded one of the first neighborhood associations in the city. He was a Master Gardener for 10 years, and served as President for 2 years. Dave was a member of the Parks Advisory Board for 9 years, and Chairman for 6 years. His activities also included, but are not limited to, the preservation of Thunder Canyon and the passage of El Paso’s current Dark Sky Ordinance.

Marci Turner / Board of Director

Born and raised in New York, Marci has been in El Paso for more than 50 years. She founded and was President of The Mexico Connection, Inc. for 28 years. Marci served on the Board of Directors of El Paso BBB for 6 years, and was Chairman of the Board for 2 years. She served on the Civil Service Commission for 5 years. Retiring in 2004, she has been active in various environmental issues including, but not limited to, the preservation of Thunder Canyon and the passage of El Paso’s current Dark Sky Ordinance. She and her husband founded and are still active in one of the first Neighborhood Associations in the City.

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