21 Vista Valle Circle
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87540
(505)466-3915 phone (505)466-3916 fax (505)980-9124 cell
Ms. Pavich received her Masters in Clinical psychology from Antioch University in 1987. Ms. Pavich’s background consists of 20 years experience in marketing, public relations and sales in land development and commercial organic agriculture in the Western and Southwestern United States. Frances is President of Legacy Sustainable Development, Inc. which is a company that is dedicated to the development of sustainable communities that are resource conserving and designed in a way that is sensitive to the environment and cultural needs of the community. Ms. Pavich is the Owner/President of FMP VIneyards,LLC a commercial organic farming operation based in California which produces Franny’s Organic jumbo organic raisins and organic table grapes. Ms. Pavich is also President of Back To The Garden, Inc. which combines the knowledge and expertise of sustainable land development and commercial organic agriculture. In both real estate development and organic agriculture, through Frances’ efforts her companies utilized cutting-edge technologies and methodologies to create innovative communities and produce the finest quality produce.
Ms. Pavich has been invited to speak at various conferences and seminars that include events sponsored by: the U.S. Department of Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Solar Energy Association, and New Mexico Home Builders Association.
Legacy Sustainable Development: Cielito Lindo:
After moving to New Mexico 20 years ago, Ms. Pavich continued to work for Pavich Family farms and also formed a partnership with Stan Diamond to create Legacy Sustainable Development. Her interest in sustainable development was a natural extension of her association in the organic movement. Frances, along with her partner Stan Diamond, have developed an off-the-grid community in Taos, New Mexico called "Cielito Lindo", which utilizes solar and wind energy, water collection systems, and permaculture design to minimize natural resource depletion. This 1500 acre development has attracted the attention and support of the U.S. Department of Energy, Bureau of Land Management, and the County of Taos, and the State of New Mexico. It is recognized by conservation groups throughout the United States for its use of sustainable land use and design. Ms. Pavich was responsible for all sales marketing and negotiations with government agencies and community resources for the project.La Cuentista:
With the financial and philosophical success of Cielito Lindo, Ms. Pavich, began the long process of designing a new type of urban community that would take into consideration resource conservation, utilization of natural building materials, and a sensitivity for the land and culture of the community. As more people consciously think about a healthier lifestyle, and have concerns about the influence of conventional development on the long term sustainability of our planet, we need to rethink how we want our cities to grow. Ms. Pavich has directed all negotiations for La Cuentista concerning the approval process with the City of Albuquerque and government agencies (state, city and federal). She has also worked with all contractors (engineers, architects, land planners and designers) on the development of the project. She is directing the marketing, public relations and coordination of contractors, builders and any further entitlement processes of the project.
FMP Vineyards, Inc./Franny’s Organic
FMP Vineyards, Inc.:
A New Mexico, LLC whose farms are in central California.. Ms. Pavich is the owner and President of FMP Vineyards and FRANNY’s Organic, which produces organic table grapes and organic jumbo raisins of the highest quality, and are sold worldwide under the FRANNY organic brand. The family has been in business for over 50 years and farming organically for 40 years. The Pavich family has been a pioneer in the organic farming movement and has been on the cutting-edge of marketing and packaging of over 90 different organic produce commodities. Frances has a broad base knowledge of agriculture from both a commercial and family perspective.
Back To The Garden CommunitiesBack To The Garden:
Frances is the President of Back to the Garden, Inc. which is a New Mexico. C corporation. Back To The Garden communities provide a venue for land development and organic farming to come together to offer the opportunity for homeowners to take advantage of the cutting edge technologies of both sustainable building and organic farming, insuring the residents of the community a healthier, safer and more energy efficient life style.