Wordcraft Board of Directors and Staff

Kim Roppolo
Acting President

Jay Goombi

Rain Gomez

Robert J. Perry

Geary Hobson
Ex Officio


Dr. Lee Francis 4 (Pueblo of Laguna)
National Director

Lee Francis IV is the current National Director of Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers, the position  he assumed after the passing of his father, Wordcraft Founder, Dr. Lee Francis III.  He previously served as the Executive Director of the Pueblo of Laguna Education Foundation and the Youth Development Coordinator for Laguna Partners For Success.   In his career, Dr. Francis has had the distinct pleasure to work as a classroom instructor at Laguna-Acoma High School, the University of New Mexico, and the Native American Community Academy.  In 2014, he received his PhD in Education from Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. His work as a poet and scholar has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies.  He is also a National Champion performance poet, a humble husband and proud father.  He lives in Albuquerque with his wonderful family and crazy dog.