District Administrators

District Administrator: Bob Carson

Servant Leadership is a philosophy that teaches to be the best leader, first serve those you lead. CKI is a movement growing at universities around the world because at its core is the heart of a Servant Leader.  While we enjoy the friendships, it is the service that drives us.
My Kiwanis life started decades ago in Key Club, right here in the great Southwest District, where I was a club secretary and Lt. Governor.  I have served my Kiwanis club in Silver as a member, board member, treasurer, secretary, and president, and have served the district as Lt. Governor, Governor and SLP Co-Director.  CKI has rewarded my with the opportunity to serve as district administrator for about 10 years.  It’s been great!
My formal education is in philosophy, BA St. John’s Santa Fe, and business, MBA WNMU, with a career in management.  Alma has been my partner on the journey for nearly 48 years and we have two sons.  We now own an independent insurance agency.
 Along the way, three words have emerged to describe a memorable life:
Inspire: set three goals for each day, everyday
Impact: Be Tenacious
Image: Be authentically who you are

Assistant Administrator: Katie Merrill

Katie Merrill is a CKI Assistant Administrator. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona, where she works as a Music Educator. Katie started her K-Family journey in Builder’s Club in Silver City, NM. She would go on to be in Key Club at Silver High School and serve as Vice President, President, and on the district board as Lt. Governor. In college, Katie chartered a CKI at Eastern New Mexico University. She served as President twice, Lt. Governor twice, and Governor. She is also a Leadership Academy Graduate. From 2015-2018, she served as the Key Club District Administrator team and oversaw the planning of District Convention.