Meet Our Team!

Philomena and Nicole became friends at College of Santa Fe in 2006 and began Unlocked Minds in 2014 in response to the cancellation of a series of important youth focused initiatives in the local community. As a means to continue serving young people through the arts, they worked together to build a new organization that would ensure the most vulnerable young people had free access to creative expression.

Teaching Artist Apprentice

Education Outreach Assistant

Willow is from Mora, New Mexico and is a former Unlocked Minds, Inc. program participant. Willow assists our team with curriculum development, prep, and facilitation. She is a writer and a poet and brings great ideas and a bright, enthusiastic energy to all she does!

Manuel González

Teaching Artist

 A performance poet who began his career in the poetry slam, Manuel has represented Albuquerque four times as a member of the ABQ Slam Team at the National Poetry Slam.  Manuel has appeared on the NMPBS show, Colores:  My Word is My Power, and is one of the founding members of the poetry troupe The Angry Brown Poets.  Manuel teaches workshops on self-expression through poetry in high schools and youth detention centers.  He has also worked with art therapists to help incarcerated young men find an outlet to express themselves.  Manuel was a also a coach and mentor for the the Santa Fe High Poetry Slam Team for four years.

Unlocked Minds, Inc., is a Santa Fe based non-profit organization that provides cost free arts programs to youth throughout New Mexico. Our programs foster personal growth, educational investment, and creative achievement, preparing the next generation of community leaders for the challenges of tomorrow. 

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P.O Box 22521

Santa Fe, NM 87502