Stagecoach Foundation, Executive Director
Ms. Jimenez has been executive director of Stagecoach Foundation, founded by author and philanthropist George R. R. Martin, since it first opened its doors in March 2017. Under Ms. Jimenez’ direction, the non profit has grown as a Santa Fe, NM-based support center to film and tv productions, as well as tech companies from all over the world. Ms. Jimenez connects Stagecoach Foundation occupants and clients with local resources: businesses, talent and educational institutions. The result is a mutually supportive, sustainable system that contributes to the growth of Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico’s economic development, job training, job creation, and job stability.
Under Ms. Jimenez’s direction, Stagecoach Foundation has engaged with Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA), Northern NM college, New Mexico School for the Arts (NMSA), Taos Pueblo, Santa Clara Pueblo, the Jicarilla Apache Nation, San Felipe pueblo, Santo Domingo pueblo, the Navajo Nation, and other pueblos and reservations in the state of New Mexico. She believes that in order to grow our film/video/digitech professional base, and get good paying jobs for our community, that we should provide inspiration and training for community members from a young age. Ms. Jimenez has, through Stagecoach Foundation,organized several free educational workshops for local residents from the ages of 3 to 30 years old, from storyboard drawing with J. Todd Anderson, to an acting workshop with Vincent D’Onofrio.
Ms. Jimenez was previously the West Coast Sales Director for MBS3, a global film, TV and entertainment studio that manages studios and film equipment all over the world. She moved to Santa Fe from Los Angeles in 2015 to manage Santa Fe studios and was the director of operations for 2 years.
She has been in the film/entertainment industry since 2006. She has a broad range of experience and knowledge in production and post production, and is a practicing artist herself. She has been dancing professionally for over 10 years with various groups including the Los Angeles Contemporary Dance Company (LACDC).
Ms. Jimenez received her Master’s in Dance Anthropology from Roehampton University in London. There, she directed and produced a documentary about commercial dancers in London, which was awarded high distinction.
Ms. Jimenez received her BA in Fine Arts in Dance and a Minor in Political Science from Loyola Marymount University.