Our Founders

Galloping Grace Youth Ranch was founded by Max and Michelle Wade. For over ten years, Max was a home builder in Albuquerque, New Mexico. After many years of time away from his family, he and Michelle decided that it was time to make a change. Together they had the desire to live for more than themselves, and thus Galloping Grace Youth Ranch was born.

Galloping Grace Youth Ranch sits on a twenty-two acre lot the couple purchased in early 2005. They bought the land with full intention of building their dream home and creating a private oasis for their family. At the time of purchase, the couple never dreamed that this land would be transformed into a place of such peace, joy, and education for so many people. As he often does, God had a plan for this property that involved much more than just a home for the Wade family.

GGYR Staff

Max Wade

Max Wade

CEO/Co Founder

Jenifer Romero

Jenifer Romero

Chief Operating Officer

Becky Panaccione

Becky Panaccione

Team Administrator

Gabe

Gabe

Ranch Hand

Board of Directors

Max Wade
CEO/President
Galloping Grace Youth Ranch

Josh Staples
Interim President
Albertsons

Horace Calvert
Board Treasurer/Director
Business Solutions By Design

Misha CdeBaca
Board Secretary/Director
Independent Contractor

Eva Fanari
Director
Coldwell Banker Legacy

Becky Torres
Director
Torres Law Firm

Vanessa Farmer
Director
Swift Current Consulting

Kasi Burnside
Past Board President/Director

Dawn Beck
Director
Bank of Albuquerque