Johannes (Hans) Kilian, Londonderry, Vermont, first came to Crow Canyon on a custom trip in 2008 and became fascinated by the land and people of the Southwest. Hans comes from Hamburg, Germany, where he started his career in cocoa trading. He lived in many cocoa-producing regions, including Africa, Central America, and South America, before moving to New York City. He has served on the boards of various companies and the New York Cocoa Exchange; he is also a past president of the Cocoa Merchants Association of America. Hans was one of the founders of Commodities Corporation in Princeton, New Jersey. He started his own company in 1991, forecasting crops and consulting in cocoa for an international clientele. Hans is married to Donna Charles (Charlie) McNeill.
Joan (Joanie) Montezemolo, Chicago, Illinois, was introduced to the Center by friends Emmy and Bob King—she and her late husband, Gianni, traveled with Bob and Emmy on a Crow Canyon trip to Egypt. Joan began her advertising career in New York, and then moved to London and later Milan. While working for McCann Erickson, she traveled to many of the firm's European offices to help employees develop concepts for campaigns. She said her global assignments gave her an appreciation for the differences in the habits, lifestyles, cultures, and traditions of different countries. After 30 years in advertising, Joan retired, moved back to the United States, and learned how to sculpt. She now has a studio in the Fine Arts Building in Chicago.
Theodosia (Tia) Nolan Roddy, New Orleans, Louisiana, a partner in Munoco Oil Company in El Dorado, Arkansas, discovered Crow Canyon on a custom trip in 2009. She resides in New Orleans with her husband, Jim, but they spend much of their time at their home in Montana. She has served on numerous boards and commissions, including the Mental Health Association of Greater New Orleans, the American Humane Association, the New Orleans Ballet, and the Film Commission of the State of Louisiana. Tia also served on the advisory board for Mary Baldwin College and was elected to the school board for Rapides Parish. She is currently a board member for the African Wildlife Foundation and the Metropolitan Crime Commission in New Orleans.
Joseph Suina, Pueblo de Cochiti, New Mexico, began his association with the Center in 2007 as a scholar during a Crow Canyon trip to Bandelier National Monument. Joseph is a professor emeritus at the University of New Mexico (UNM) College of Education and has authored or coauthored numerous academic articles, book chapters, and books. He is a former governor of Cochiti and former director of the Institute for American Indian Education. Currently, he is a Cochiti tribal council member, and he has been a member of Crow Canyon's Native American Advisory Group since 2008. He has been recognized with awards from UNM and various state government and civic organizations. Joseph lives at Cochiti Pueblo with his wife, Lorraine.
Bob White, Scottsdale, Arizona, participated in a Crow Canyon Family Archaeology Week program with his son in 1997. In 2009, he returned to the Center with a group of Young Presidents' Organization (YPO) "graduate" members. YPO is a global organization that provides education and networking opportunities for young chief executives. Bob became the CEO of an organization at 34 years old and eventually bought the company. He has served on the boards of manufacturing and flour- and corn-milling companies, in addition to multiple charity boards. He is currently on the board of the Wichita State University Foundation and the school’s College of Business. He is a member of World Presidents Organization, Chief Executive Officers, and L3. He and his wife, Pat, have two children and two grandchildren.