Bob Romero is a ninth-generation New Mexican and native- born Taoseno. He is semi-retired but he continues as an adjunct instructor at the University of New Mexico-Taos teaching courses in the history of Taos, history of New Mexico, and political science. He was director of Taos Educational Center from 1984-1993 and human resources programs coordinator in the Taos Municipal Schools from 1998-2005.  Romero has taught at Mesa State College in Colorado as well as New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas: Northern New Mexico Community College, Espanola: and UNM-Los Alamos.  Romero holds an MA degree in history/government from Adams State College/University in Alamosa, Colorado. He is co-author of A Brief History of Taos ( 1992). From 2002-2009, Romero served as president of the Taos County Historical Society.