Frontera Land Alliance


©Janae Reneaud Field

Janaé Reneaud Field

Executive Director

Janaé was raised in the rural community of Carland Michigan. She earned a bachelor of science degree in Wildlife Biology from Michigan State University and then a master’s degree in public administration with a concentration in land conservation from Eastern Michigan University. Janaé was the executive director at the Guadalupe-Blanco River Trust (Seguin, Texas) until 2011 when she moved to El Paso. Previously, she had served four years as the development and grants manager of the Washtenaw Land Trust in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She has worked for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife at the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge and has also served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Bulgaria.

©Kenneth Croucher

Kenneth Croucher, Jr.


Kenneth is a graduate of UTEP and a lifelong El Pasoan. He has spent the last fifteen years in the accounting field, from working as a controller to running a regional tax preparation business. He is married and has three young daughters.

©Maryflor Garcia

Maryflor Garcia Gamboa

Education and Volunteer Program Manager

Maryflor was raised here in El Paso. She attended the University of Texas at El Paso, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science. During her time at UTEP she was a member of the Environmental Advocates, and this began her volunteering journey. She was also an intern for the New Mexico State Climatologists’ Office in Las Cruces. After graduating, she began to volunteer for the El Paso State Parks, the TecH2O Center, and the Animal Services. In 2018 she had the opportunity to work as an Outdoor Environmental Educator for the YMCA Camp Orkila in Orcas, Washington. She is once again back in El Paso and excited to educate the community about the importance of conserving our beautiful Chihuahuan Desert.

©Aaron Barbara

Aaron Barbara

Development Director

Aaron Barbara is a native to of El Paso and Las Cruces (by way of New Mexico State University). While attending NMSU he double-majored in cello performance and communications studies; he also co-founded a social media marketing business that played integral part in the successful campaign to designate Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks a national monument. He has served on the board of directors with several nonprofit organizations, including the Las Cruces Green Chamber of Commerce. He has also held various developmental positions with local non-profit organizations such as Big Brothers Big Sisters Mountain Region and The New Mexico State University Foundation. Aaron has been active in local community organizations since high school and brings years of experience in annual giving, digital communications, marketing, donor relations, and community outreach. In addition to joining Frontera, Aaron is also a licensed mortgage loan officer in Texas and New Mexico with Certainty Home Loans, helping local families achieve the dream of home ownership.