District Administrators

District Administrator: James Phelps

I was born and raised in Santa Fe and graduated from St Michael’s High School. I went to UNM and the Santa Fe Community College. I love traveling and have been to 5 countries outside of the United States, including Mexico, Canada, Spain, Italy and France. I just started working at the New Mexico State Library and love it. As far as my Kiwanis experience I have been a Kiwanian for over 11 years and have been a Treasurer, Board Member, Vice President, President Elect, and President. I am currently on my 3rd term as Lt. Governor and am Class President. I have the honor of being CKI Assistant Administrator and now for the 1st time am CKI Administrator. I also love animals.

Assistant Administrator: Bob Carson

I live in Silver City and have been married to my wife Alma, for 49 years.  We have two sons Kevin and Brian. Alma and I both graduated from Taos high school.  Alma graduated from Santa Fe Business College and I graduated from St, John’s College, Santa Fe, and MBA from Western NM University.We moved to Silver City in 1982.  My careers include radio DJ, retail store manager, car salesman, bank Vice President, CFO of a non-profit organization and university professor.  Alma and I created our insurance agency 10 years ago, where we both work. In Kiwanis, it’s been my honor to serve as club secretary and president, Lt. Governor and District Governor, and the best assignment, CKI District Administer. My favorite service project is The Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt in Silver City.  All our service partners including AKTION club, CKI, key club, builders club, and K-Kids participate. We hide over 6,000 eggs and around 500 children look for them.