Ellen Berkovitch

Ellen Berkovitch is by profession a journalist and entrepreneur and by avocation a horseback rider, reader of novels and cook. She’s been married for 13 years to architect Conrad Skinner; they live in the forest with a dog, three cats and two horses nearby. She arrived in Santa Fe on the day Bill Clinton was elected (21 years ago) in the company of a girlfriend who once shocked Liberace. Her former base of New York’s East Village remains her part-time spiritual home. Her latest adventure in work entails learning radio production from a professional mentor at Duke Center for Documentary Studies’ online. Journalistically, Ellen’s reported in print on energy, environmental affairs, Indian affairs and the Congress, as well as on architecture and design, fashion, arts and culture. Since 2008 she’s been the conceiver-in-chief and editorial director of AdobeAirstream, the first online magazine and podcast for contemporary art in the Rocky Mountain West. She’s interested in ecological and social justice, womens’ entrepreneurship, hospice advocacy and an end to homelessness. She loves Japanese movies and has only once considered wearing her sentiments on a bumper sticker: “Calmer than you are.” (The Big Lebowski)


Grantee Information

Year(s) Awarded: 2013