Alexa Sandoval, Director, New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
Alexa Sandoval was appointed as the Director of the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish in 2014. At the time of her appointment, she was serving as the Chief Financial Officer and Administrative Services Division Chief for the Department. Director Sandoval has been with the Department of Game and Fish for 22 years, starting her career as a Game Warden in the Clayton district. She has held a number of positions within the Department, including wildlife specialist in the southern portion of New Mexico and Federal Assistance Coordinator. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Wildlife Biology and a Minor in Criminal Justice from Colorado State University. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from New Mexico Highlands University. She is married to Ernie Sandoval, a retired New Mexico Game Warden, and the proud mother of three. She feels honored to be able to work all partners to promote the conservation of New Mexico's wildlife populations.