Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area Announces New Executive Director


The Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area, a nonprofit organization providing an integrated and cooperative approach for the protection, enhancement, and interpretation of the natural, cultural, historic, scenic, and recreational resources of the Heritage Area, has announced the selection of Victoria Martinez as its new executive director.

The Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area is very pleased to announce this appointment. Victoria is a Valley native and will bring leadership and knowledge to the Heritage Area’s programs with her experience in the local communities and non-profits. She has served at other nonprofits at all levels including: program, fundraising, executive and leadership levels, and has a breadth of perspective and experience.

Tori’s resume includes years of research, published writings, counseling, grant writing, presenting, teaching, and cultural competency. She has a bachelor degree in psychology, sociology, and women’s studies from Adams State University. She is currently working on her master’s in sociology from Arizona State University. Victoria has consulted, assisted and led research projects, and was a teaching assistant at Adams State University. Victoria has presented on a number of topics at educational, organizational, and community events, she is also a member and ambassador of many local and national boards, collations, and societies.

The Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization promoting, preserving, protecting, and interpreting its profound historical, religious, environmental, geographic, geologic, cultural, and linguistic resources.


Tori Martinez Executive Director

Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area