360 Xochi Quetzal

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Bethany Anne Putnam, Owner and Director

A lifelong photographer, Bethany began managing artists and musicians in 2006 in Asheville, NC and also on Martha’s Vineyard, MA. Since then she has lived in Santa Fe, NM (regularly ranked in the Top10 for artist communities in the world) and moved to Ajijic in 2018. While living at Lakeside she has kept busy managing a world-class art installation, founding Lakeside Shutterbugs (a photography group) and being elected President of the Ajijic Society of the Arts. She is thrilled to be taking on this new role as Director of the 360 Xochi Quetzal Artist and Writers Residency. 

CLICK HERE to read a full bio for Bethany. Email her directly at hello@360xochiquetzal.com 

Tyler Buhl, Technology

Tyler is our web guru. Every organization needs one. She built manages and updates our 360 Xochi Quetzal website,  Tyler also handles several fine art websites, numerous social media platforms and merchandise websites that offers a wide selection of unique gifts and home decor featuring details from artwork.  Write to Tyler at tylerbuhl@gmail.com

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Amanda Taylor, Virtual Assistant

Artists and Residencies need a lot of research for website development, grants, supplies and a myriad of other invisible details. Amanda Taylor is our talented virtual assistant (VA). If we listed everything she does, your head would spin. Fortunately for us, she is calm, efficient and always gets the task done. If you need a VA, write to Amanda: tayamt28@gmail.com


Tere Farias, Spreadsheet Master

We use YMLP for our mailing list and newsletter program and Tere is the person
who handles the endless entries and edits to our database. As a retired banker, Tere also does a lot of our bookkeeping and financial spreadsheets. She’s one of thosebehind the scenes people who keep things running smoothly at 360 Xochi Quetzal.

Tere Farias
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Deborah ‘Cobra’ Kruger, Founder

Deborah Kruger founded 360 Xochi Quetzal in 2012 and ran the program until 2023. She is an internationally exhibiting artist. Her environmental artwork addresses concerns about the endangered birds and loss of indigenous languages. Learn more about her work on  YouTube (and subscribe!)  and on her artist website.

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