A Fond Farewell

SKEHENKelley Skehen has served as the Chapter 13 Standing Trustee for the District of New Mexico in Albuquerque since 1998. Kelley will be retiring as of December 1st and handing over the reins of her respected trusteeship to Tiffany Cornejo, former Senior Staff Attorney to Trustee Russell Simon.

Prior to her appointment as Trustee, Kelley was in private practice. She also served two different clerkships; one to Bankruptcy Judge Mark McFeeley and the second to Bankruptcy Judge Stewart Rose.

Since her appointment as Trustee, Kelley has been an active member of NACTT and staunch supporter of The Academy from its inception. She is always willing to volunteer and pitch in as needed.

Quoting the most recent NACTT Quarterly1, “We are all fortunate to have had the privilege to have known Kelley Skehen. She lights up every room she enters. As someone has said, those who bring sunshine to the lives of others also bring it to themselves. Kelley deserves the sunshine and everything else good that comes her way in retirement, and we wish her the very best.”

It may be difficult to keep track of Kelley over the next few years as she has lots of plans. She will enjoy walking her Corgi, Quinn, during daylight hours instead of at night.  She plans to rekindle birdwatching activities and continue her Irish set dancing.  Continuing in her volunteer spirit, she plans to help out at the local wildlife recovery/rescue center. And in her ‘spare time’, she hopes to do ‘a bunch of traveling’ including an inaugural trip to the Orkney and Shetland Islands.  Kelley also looks forward to getting bored and catching up on years of sleep deprivation!

Kelley, we love and will miss you!


[1] October/November/December – NACTT Quarterly – Vol. 30, No. 1 – 2017

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