Susan McAllister is the director of the Harwood Art Center in Albuquerque. She headed the fundraising committee for the 2005 National Poetry Slam and was a founding member of the International Poetry Institute.
Don McIver is a performance poet who first started performing his work in Denver in the late 1980s. McIver hosts and produces KUNM-FM's "Spoken Word Hour" and is co-producer of "The Poetry of Vietnam" and "Slam: Literary Fad or Movement."
Mikaela Jae Renz has been the mentor for the Voces Program since it began in 2002. She received a B.A. in English from the University of New Mexico and works as a community planner in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Daniel S. Solis has been writing and performing poetry for twenty years and holds numerous national and international Slam titles. Solis was the Artistic Director of the National Poetry Slam 2005 in Albuquerque and recently founded the Youth Poetry Corps.
V. B. Price is an award-winning Albuquerque journalist, poet, novelist, and teacher.