Dawn Mirabal, Taos Pueblo


Dawn Mirabal is a member of the Taos Pueblo tribe in Taos, NM. Dawn is the manager of tribally owned and operated Hail Creek Travel Center located on Taos Pueblo. She is the mother of three amazing daughters, grandmother to beautiful Quinn River, and is married to the Taos Pueblo Warchief, Fred Romero.  Dawn lived in Peru briefly with her daughters, who attended the Kusi Kawsay Andean School. She has been travelling to Peru since 2011, sharing in the community and participating in Indigenous intertribal exchanges organized and hosted by the Ñawpa Ñan cultural project of the Kusi Kawsay Association.

Roman Vizcarra, Quechua Nation

Vice President

Roman Vizcarra, from the Quechua Nation of Peru,  is a cultural visionary, artist and musician. Roman has a BFA in agriculture, and is the Founder/CEO of the socially responsible travel company Kawsaypaq EIRL in the Sacred Valley of the Incas in Peru that works in sustainable tourism with the local people, land and culture in an authentic and empowering way. He is a licensed guide offering cultural immersion experiences through an Indigenous perspective. He is one of the founders of the Kusi Kawsay Association in Peru and is the Coordinator of the Ñawpa Ñan cultural project. Roman has decades of experience in Andean Cosmo vision and cultural revitalization work, serves as an advisor for the Reciprocity Fund, and for many Indigenous cultural initiatives. He promotes and participates in Indigenous cultural exchanges, representing his Quechua Nation since his youth.

Aspen Mirabal, Taos Pueblo


Aspen was born in Taos and raised on her ancestral homelands of Taos Pueblo. She is an Indigenous birth-worker for the people of northern New Mexico, and has worked as a doula for the Yiya Vi Kagingdi Doula Program though Tewa Women United, as an Indigenous breastfeeding counselor, Indigenous midwife assistant, as a home visitor for Tiwa Babies, and offers free doula services for the tribal members of Taos Pueblo, as well as teaching as a certified Indigenous childbirth educator. Currently Aspen is a stay at home mother to her son Quinn.

Fielding Wood


Fielding Wood is from Taos, NM and has lived in Taray, Peru since 1993 where she dedicates her life to her family, her community, and cultural work in the Andes.  She is a mother, an artist, and cultural promoter. She creates immersion experiences through Peru Cultural Journeys and is one of the founding members and promoters of the Kusi Kawsay Association, contributing as part of the development team.

Kona Mirabal, Taos Pueblo

Board member

Kona Mirabal is from the Taos Pueblo tribe in northern New Mexico. On top of many things, Kona has a passion for traditional and modern dance, singing, acting, modeling, and farming. Kona has also discovered her hidden talent in motivational and inspirational speaking. With her outgoing nature and her skills as a healer, she challenges and encourages youth of the world to be healthy, strong, loud, and to be proud, independent, individuals of their rural communities and heritage, as a means of healing from intergenerational trauma. She is fond of the Earth’s elements, and will continue help heal our Mother Earth.

Qespi T’ika Vizcarra Wood, Quechua Nation

Board member

From the Quechua Nation, T’ika is a member of the Ñawpa Ñan cultural community in the Andes of Cusco, Peru where was raised and lives. T’ika graduated from the Kusi Kawsay Andean School. She studied chemistry at the Nacional University of Cusco (UNSAAC) and did her senior seminar at Yale School of the Environment in 2022. She looks forward to continuing her studies in Environmental Chemistry. T’ika enjoys skiing, appreciates the outdoors, and practices Shotokan Karate (2Dan black belt).  She loves to dance to her traditional music, and respects and honors ancestral consciousness rooted in Indigenous understanding of life.