Our Tutors


Marta Chilton

Marta Chilton is a lifelong educator, former director of the YES school in Dixon, who has tutored for EVTA for at least a decade. We cherish her many years of experience teaching and engaging children in the practice of lifelong learning!


Angela Martinez

Angela Martinez has completed the two year Sounds in Syllables program toward certification as a dyslexia therapist. A veteran teacher of New Mexico schools, Angela provides dyslexia therapy to students needing this specific intervention to cope with their learning disability.


Linda Black

 Linda is an educator with 5 years of experience as a Language Arts teacher in  ethnically and socioeconomically diverse high schools. She holds a B.S. in English Education from the University of Texas and a J.D from the University of California, Hastings College of Law.  


Ashley Florenzano


Alice Zorthian


Alice Zorthian has a M.S. in Elementary Education and held a NM Level 1 Teaching license and a NM Level III Teaching License. Alice is a former preschool teacher at Anansi Charter School, a Special Education aide and substitute teacher at Anansi Charter School. She also serves her community as a Yoga Instructor.


Susan Lancaster

Susan is a New Mexico certified Special Education Teacher and lifelong educator. 


Annie Robertson

Annie Robertson is a tutor for EVTA and an After-School Program Assistant. 

Board of Directors


Billie Bolton

Billie is our current board president, former EVTA director and dyslexic specialist.


Eva Behrens

Eva is the EVTA director and teaches at Anansi Charter School. She holds a post-masters leadership certificate from Grand Canyon University.


Cindy Campbell

Cindy Campbell is EVTA's board secretary. She holds a B.S. in Elementary Education and a M.S. in Speech Therapy. She is a retired educator and current educational assistant at Anansi Charter School. 


Minna Santos


Minna Santos is the director of Embudo Valley Library and initiator of Math Circles and Robotics Programs for local youth at the library.


Alva Morrison

Alva works as a home energy auditor for  ICF, an international consulting firm subcontracted to PNM and New Mexico Gas to focus on energy efficiency programs. Alva received his certificate from the Building Performance Institute in Malta, New York. 


Alexis Laube-Manigault

Alexis Laube-Manigault is a graduate student in the Educational Leadership M.A. program at the University of New Mexico where she also completed her B.A. in American Studies. She works at UNM-Taos in the TRiO Student Support Services.  She serves as EVTA's newset board member, former after-school assistant and website creator.


Thea Spaeth


Thea is our fearless book keeper from Ojo Sarco, New Mexico!