Board of directors

New Mexico In Depth’s Board of Directors currently includes:

Lucas Peerman, chair

Lucas Peerman, born and raised in Las Cruces, has been working in the newspaper business since he was 17 and has held nearly every position on the editorial side of the business. Lucas graduated in 2002 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism from New Mexico State University. He interned on the sports desk at the Boston Globe, then accepted a full-time position on the copy desk at The Santa Fe New Mexican. In late 2004, he returned to his hometown as editor of Pulse, the weekly entertainment magazine of the Las Cruces Sun-News. He is currently the digital and community engagement editor at the Sun-News. Follow him on Twitter @LittleGuyInATie.

C.J. McElhinney

C.J. McElhinney

C.J. McElhinney

C. J. McElhinney is an attorney and partner with Johnson & McElhinney, P.C., and has been an attorney since 2003. He practices in the areas of criminal defense, personal injury and general civil litigation. He earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of New Mexico in 2003 and graduated from New Mexico State University with a bachelor of arts degree in government in 2000. Prior to completing his education, McElhinney served in the U.S. Marine Corps as an infantryman. For more information, visit

Eric Witt

Charlotte Roybal