Meet Our Board
Native West Press Board of Directors

John Garmon, Ph.D.
Dr. John Garmon currently resides in Nevada, where he teaches part-time and writes poetry and fiction. He has held numerous positions in educational leadership, administration, and teaching over the last forty years, including campus academic officer at the Carlsbad campus of New Mexico State University, president of a small community college in Berkeley, California, and professor of writing. literature, and English in the San Francisco Bay Area and other regions. He is a widely published poet whose work has appeared over four decades in such journals as Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner, Southern Humanities Review, and many others. His more recent books include The Joys of a Good Life, The Book of Geronimo and Cochise, and West by Southwest: Verbal and Visual Snapshots from the High Plains, a collaborative project with his daughter, which presents “views of life in unique areas of a land that is still relatively untamed ...with places that have almost successfully resisted human settlement.”
Ellen Greenblum, M.Ed.; M.F.A.
Ellen Greenblum is Core Faculty in the Adult Degree and Graduate Programs at Prescott College, where she works primarily with students who are seeking credentials in the field of teacher education. She also is an instructor in the Summer Expressive Art Therapies Institute, which is a residency requirement for graduate students seeking degrees in Art Therapy. She recently received her M.F.A. in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College. Much of her artwork during her undergraduate years at Massachusetts College of Art, as well as her work during her first graduate degree at Antioch College, was focused on her celebration of the natural world. She is the mother of twin teenage daughters, who are the inspiration for her writings in Raising Arizona Kids Magazine.
          In Memoriam   Lou Miller, Ph.D. (1943 - 2014)

Dr. Lou Miller, who sadly passed away in the first month of 2014, was a valuable member of NWP's Board of Directors from 2005 to 2014.  His guidance, exceptionally good nature, and innovative ideas were so much appreciated by all of us. He previously served for nine years as Executive Director of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Sonoma State University. Prior to that position, he taught for almost thirty years in the Hutchins School, an interdisciplinary, seminar-based program also at SSU. He believed that “exposure to, knowledge of, and empathy with other species is necessary if humans are to change their perspectives and behaviors to cherish and accommodate our fellow residents on this planet.” His doctorate was in political science.  He published essays and had been working on a novel about the politics of science in an effort to enhance the public's understanding of global climate change. He is survived by his wife, Lynn, and his son, Alex, in California.

Terril L. Shorb, Ph.D. - Secretary/Treasurer
See Co-Founder Profile.
Yvette A. Schnoeker-Shorb, M.A. - President
See Co-Founder Profile.
Native West Press Extended Family

James ‘JD’ DiRienzo, MBA - Financial Consultant
We would like to extend our appreciation to ‘JD’ for his generous professional advice in helping to develop and maintain Native West Press’ financial structure. JD holds an MBA from the University of Connecticut as well as a BS in Management, among other degrees. He has served as Adjunct Professor at Yavapai College where he taught classes in finance, accounting, and strategic planning. He has served on the Finance Committee of Habitat for Humanity and was a past chairman of two sub-committees for the Prescott Water Conservation Committee. He recently retired from his position as full-time faculty in the aeronautical science department at Embry Riddle University in Prescott, where he now continues as a consultant and adjunct faculty. We are grateful for his kindness and service for over a decade in which he offered NWP guidance as our past Treasurer.
Tia Louise Ebarb-Matt, PLLC - Nonprofit 501(c)(3) Legal Consultant
We also would like to extend our appreciation to Tia for her gracious and professional assistance during the transition for Native West Press from a nonprofit partnership into a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Tia grew up in Arizona and is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Law. She is licensed in both Arizona and Washington and is associated in practice with fellow attorneys Henry Ebarb and Liisa Raikkonen in the Prescott, Arizona, office.
Patrick Eddolls, The PCWorks - Web Technical Consultant
Many thanks to Pat for his website enhancement, design consultation, technical assistance, programming prowess, and patience.  Pat and his wife, Heather, own The PCWorks, which has been serving people's computer needs for over fifteen years. In addition to raising their three children, they perform with the Gospel band Covenant31.