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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



Ranch Hand

Board of Directors

Max Wade
Galloping Grace Youth Ranch

Josh Staples
Interim President

Horace Calvert
Board Treasurer/Director
Business Solutions By Design

Misha CdeBaca
Board Secretary/Director
Independent Contractor

Eva Fanari
Coldwell Banker Legacy

Becky Torres
Torres Law Firm

Vanessa Farmer
Swift Current Consulting

Kasi Burnside
Past Board President/Director

Dawn Beck
Bank of Albuquerque