Moriarty High School Pintos marching band brass players Kevin Myers, Veronica Hibler, Edward Young, Haley Thomas and Connor McClannahan standing “at attention” while practicing coordinated marching drills during the summer Band Camp to prepare for performances in the upcoming school year. Photo by Philip Forrest.
Leota started working for The Independent in 2006, working her way up through the ranks. An employee buyout in 2010 led to her ownership of the newspaper. Leota has served on the board of the N.M. Press Association, and is currently its First Vice President. She is passionate about health and wellness, especially mental health, and loves making art. She can be reached at [email protected]