Joe Newman is a Santa Fe, New Mexico-based practicing creative consultant with over 40 years of experience as a professional artist/designer/photographer.
Joe was raised in Colorado and attended the Rhode Island School of Design. After graduating from RISD in 1976, he remained in Providence to work as a studio artist and graphic and industrial designer before moving to New Mexico in 1998.
Joe is a founding member of the Cactus Rescue Project, a community wildlife advocate, and a writer and photographer. He’s also active training volunteers and relocating snakes (venomous and non-venomous) for the New Mexico Wildlife Center. Joe follows a plant-based diet, believing veganism is crucial to sustainability and coexistence.
Currently, Joe lives with four rescued dogs, three rescued cats, and rescued seasonal snakes—all successfully coexisting with coyotes on a daily basis for nearly 20 years. Joe shares adventures with a very dedicated DVM and her own assortment of animals and wildlife.
Repulsed by the egregious New Mexico coyote killing contests, Joe became involved with Project Coyotes to creatively assist with the mission of coexistence and stopping all violence against the coyote, other wildlife, animals generally, and our environment.