Margaret Wright is a writer, editor and lifelong New Mexican. She is a co-founder of the New Mexico Compass and the former managing editor of Albuquerque’s alternative newsweekly, the Alibi. Wright is passionate about the possibilities for storytelling, muckraking and artmaking to uplift both individuals and communities.

Marisa Demarco has been a journalist for more than a decade and a musician all her life. A native New Mexican, she is a co-founder of the New Mexico Compass and the former editor in chief of the Weekly Alibi. 

Scott Greene designed the logos and imagery for New Mexico Compass. He has exhibited his work in galleries, art centers, and museums throughout the U.S. and abroad since 1984 and was a recipient of the Roswell Artist In Residency Grant.  His work has been featured in Harpers magazine, New American Paintings, McSweeney’s, as well as numerous other literary periodicals and magazines.  Scott lives and works in Bernalillo, N.M. Find his work at

Jerry Ortiz y Pino is serving as state senator for District 12 in the New Mexico Legislature—essentially downtown Albuquerque, the historic neighborhoods that surround it, the UNM campus area and a portion of the South Valley. A retired social worker, he spent his entire 42-year professional career in New Mexico, working in private and public agencies in seven different cities in the state.

Andrew Beale is a freelance journalist and University of New Mexico graduate. He lives in Ramallah, Palestine.

Maren Tarro began writing about food and other curiosities five years ago. Living between Baltimore and D.C., she can be found seeking the best brunch, attending protests, scouring the woods for mushrooms, strapped to her backpack on the Appalachian trail, or at her desk turning her discoveries into news. On Twitter @MTarro

Carolyn Carlson has been a journalist for 25 years, covering politics, law enforcement, environment and high school sports all over New Mexico.



2 Responses to “Masthead”

  1. No Arts section?

    Posted by Linda Lopez McAlister | January 4, 2013, 8:27 pm

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