||W. Kerry and Rosina Jaquez Boyd
It is not uncommon for people Kerry and Rosina meet to be surprised and comment that they are, if not the first, than among the few couples they know who are New Mexico natives. They guess that by now, they could say they do know a lot about New Mexico, having done business in every county in the State, and just a few years ago, having driven every single paved road and a surprising amount of gravel and dirt County roads in New Mexico. A review of their address book shows friends and clients still in every county, as well as many states and a few other countries.
Rosina was born and raised in San Juan County. She attended NMSU; University of the Americas, Mexico City, Mexico; University of Albuquerque, where she earned a B.A. in Business and did Graduate Studies at UNM in Public Administration.
Rosina worked for the Foreign Study League throughout Europe; had a fourteen year banking career, and is a longtime business owner. Her government experience is: Constituent Services Director; State Board of Finance Director, including responsibility for State bond sales on Wall Street. And, for the State Legislature she was: Bill Analyst; Chief of Staff, House of Representatives Minority Leadership Office, retiring in 2007.
Kerry was born in Artesia, NM. He is a graduate of New Mexico Military Institute and New Mexico State University with a B.S. in Agricultural Economics. He has extensive experience in livestock, banking, manufacturing and sales. Kerry has conducted business in 25 states and 7 foreign countries, including a registered Simmental embryo transplant program in Canada with ? imported from Europe.
Kerrys livestock experience includes a <$150/month and found cowboy>; head doctor and cattle foreman in feedlots; cattle buyer at the worlds largest cattle auction yard, and buying in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Kansas; and ranches in 5 New Mexico counties. Bulls bred and raised by Kerry and Rosina went to New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Mexico and Canada.
Kerry and Rosina have been active in issues in Dona Ana, Sierra, Luna, Lincoln and Santa Fe Counties. The top of theirr list is education, with Rosina currently serving as President of the New Mexico Coalition of Literacy, with 25 locations that teach functionally illiterate adults to read and write. Great satisfaction comes in helping people help themselves, especially to become employed by being able to complete a job application, advance in their chosen vocation, and be able to help their children in school and improve their and their familys quality of life.
Some time back, in a month long personal voter registration effort, Kerry and Rosina set a State record by registering 189 voters in Lincoln County.
Kerry and Rosina have two wonderful sons and two daughters-in-law they are very proud of, and cannot find enough superlative words to describe their four grandchildren: Siiri, Jeffry, William Kerry Boyd, II and Keeley. They are, unfortunately, busy spending their sons' inheritance, as they love to travel, having been to 48 states, much of Mexico, half or more of Canada, 11 European countries, Peru and several parts of China.