Meet the Planning Committee
Georgette Allen is the public affairs administrator for the City of Farmington and owner of The Allen Agency, copywriting and web design services for small businesses. She began her career with the city in 2007 as a victim advocate for the Farmington Police Department. In 2013, Georgette successfully pitched the idea of a public relations position to the former chief of police. She proudly served as FPD’s community relations liaison and public information officer from 2013 until February 2019, when she promoted to her current position.
Georgette has received several accolades during her tenure as a public information officer and victim advocate. She’s been published on Police 1 and was a guest blogger on NetSmartz, a National Center for Missing & Exploited Children program. Some of her most notable accomplishments include running a successful public outreach campaign to help strengthen the relationship between the police department and community, managing communication for several high-profile incidents, and launching and co-hosting FPD’s radio show “The Cop Shop with FPD.”
Georgette is a member of the Public Relations Society of America, National Information Officers Association, and Farmington Chamber of Commerce Redcoats. She chairs the San Juan County Public Information Officers group, is a Farmington Chamber of Commerce board member, and a 2020 Leadership San Juan graduate. She holds degrees in communication, social work, and human services.
When not at work, Georgette enjoys spending time with her family, tackling DIY projects with her husband of 12 years, and taking pictures of her spoiled furbaby, Gianni.
Addie Betancourt is a passionate, influential sales, marketing and business development director who is highly focused on results. She is a lifelong Farmington resident who takes great pride in her community and its betterment. Addie is a San Juan College graduate with dual degrees, certifications and licenses. She has been an active member of the Farmington Chamber of Commerce Events Planning Committee since 2002 and chairs the chamber’s finance committee. Addie is also an active participant with the Farmington Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Farmington Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors, City of Farmington Lodger’s Tax Advisory Board of Directors, and the Family Crisis Center Board of Directors.
Other committees and organizations Addie is involved with include the Mayors’ Ball Planning Committee, San Juan County Special Olympics, Childhaven Foundation and the Boys and Girls Club of Farmington. She also participates in various health and wellness groups and is a recovery advocate and public speaker.
Addie has been on the planning committee for the Four Corners Professional Women’s Summit since its inception. She recently began the community podcast, Over a Cup of Coffee with close friend and colleague Jamie Church, where they promote local businesses and attractions and discuss community events, lifestyle, and so much more.
Jamie Church is the president and CEO of the Farmington Chamber of Commerce. Prior to her position with the chamber, Jamie was employed as the development director for the Childhaven Foundation and as the major gifts officer for the Fort Lewis College Foundation. She has served as a Farmington Redcoats ambassador and an ambassador for the Farmington Convention and Visitors Bureau Jolt Your Journey campaign. Jamie has previously served two consecutive terms on the San Juan Regional Medical Center Rehabilitation Hospital Board of Directors and currently serves on the Four Corners Economic Development Board and the board of directors for Film Four Corners.
Jamie strongly believes in supporting and promoting local business and future economic enterprise and development and believes in the goal of the chamber to, “Connect commerce to community.” She considers herself to be a connector of people to people, people to causes, and people to ideas. Jamie counts the successful 2019 Professional Women’s Summit and the work of both the legislative and the Retire! NW New Mexico committees as two of her recent successes.
In 2021, Jamie launched the quickly growing podcast, Over a Cup of Coffee with her close friend Addie, as a way to help build positive community engagement and conversation.
Jamie has been married to her high school sweetheart for 32 years, has three grown sons, and two adorable grandchildren. Her hobbies include DIY projects, gardening, and reading. Recently, Jamie and close friend Addie launched a national podcast called “Over a Cup of Coffee” to help build positive community engagement and conversation.
Teia Camacho is the owner of To the T Production, an event planning company in Farmington, New Mexico. She has over 28 years of marketing development experience and has channeled that experience to helping her community. Locals will recognize her work on several major fundraising events: The Chocolate Affair, benefitting People Assisting the Homeless (PATH); and the Children's Hope Foundation Annual Walk for Hope & Color Run and their annual Comedy & Dinner event. She's honored to have been selected as the event organizer for the 2022 San Juan County Mayors' Ball - the area's largest fundraising gala.
Teia has been an integral part of Film Four Corners, serving as the organization's executive director and overseeing the Four Corners Film Festival and fundraising opportunities. As executive director, she's focused on helping to diversify the local economy through education and training in support of the film industry.
Teia's inspiration for bridging the gap between school and hands-on experience came from her work with San Juan Mentors. The high school mentor program launched in 2012 through Leadership San Juan. More than 250 Farmington, Aztec, and Bloomfield high school students have participated since its inception. Teia's role as the mentor liaison helped pair students with business owners and professionals in the community. She saw firsthand the impact it had on both the students and mentors.
Teia lives with her husband, Michael, of 40 years, her two dogs and cares for her mother, Martha. Her son Matt and daughter Rachel graduated from Farmington High School. Teia also serves on the Festival of Trees Board of Directors and is a Farmington Red Coat ambassador.
Heather Holmes is a Morgan Stanley financial advisor and resident manager. She has seven years of industry experience as a financial advisor. Heather holds various licenses and registrations including the securities license series 9, & 10, series 7, series 66, and an insurance license for life, health and variable contracts. Her specialties include retirement planning and wealth management.
Heather grew up in Farmington, NM, graduating from Farmington High School in 1998. She was an NCAA college softball pitcher for Syracuse University, where she earned her degree in 2002. Heather then went on to receive a master's degree from the University of Denver in 2003. After her time pitching and playing softball for Syracuse, she was asked to join the Great Britain International Women’s Softball team, which provided her an opportunity for international travel and competition. She was able to visit many countries and meet an array of people during her time with the team.
Although Heather left the area in 1998 to pursue higher education and explore other cities, she and her husband Matt returned to Farmington in 2010 after the birth of their first child. They now have two children who participate in local schools, sports, and activities. Heather and Matt are residents of the Foothills area and look forward to being involved in the community and plan to take advantage of all of the amazing things it has to offer.
Devin Long is the community liaison for New Beginnings and media relations specialist with Power PR. She is a Farmington life-long resident and true advocate for professionals in her community. Devin serves on the Farmington Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and chairs the chamber’s Four Corners Professionals Committee.
Devin is a 2018 recipient of the National Society of Leadership and Success award. She recently graduated from San Juan College with her Associate of Arts and plans to further her education.
Devin began her journey into a marketing career in 2017, but it was after the KSJE Radio ribbon cutting with the Farmington Chamber of Commerce when she realized how passionate she is about our community. This led her to use her skills to raise awareness and advocate for survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse.
When Devin isn’t networking in the community or working, she can be found spending time with her two daughters and family. Her hobbies include cooking, reading, and sifting through antique shops.
J. Nicci Unsicker owns a boutique practice, the Unsicker Law Firm, in Farmington, New Mexico. She is an alumnus of the University of Tulsa Law School with a certificate in Federal Indian Law. She has been practicing law since 2009. In 2017, Nicci and her family moved to the Four Corners area of New Mexico, which she calls “Adventure Land” as she adores hiking, skiing, and horseback riding with her husband and two young children.
Nicci’s firm provides family law, probate/estate planning, elder law, Native American law, business formation, and personal injury law services to her community and beyond. Nicci is licensed in New Mexico, Colorado, Oklahoma, the Navajo Nation, The Jicarilla/Apache Nation, and the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. Nicci loves her diverse practice and is never bored!