Media Contacts & Resources

General Inquiries

Members of the News Media: (505) 844-4902
Members of the Public: (505) 844-8066

Other Contacts for the News Media

Media Relations team

Media Relations assists print, broadcast and online news media to obtain the latest information about Sandia. The team regularly issues news releases, many of which include high-resolution images and video clips, and interactive social media applications when possible that media may download and publish, with credit to Sandia National Laboratories. Media Relations also responds to queries and directs members of the news media to appropriate sources within the Labs for additional information.

New Mexico Media Team

Heather Clark is the lead media contact for Sandia/New Mexico. She coordinates and responds to general news media requests for information about Sandia's work and specializes in defense, threat reduction, nonproliferation, and homeland security.
Contact: (505) 844-3511;

Jim Danneskiold is manager for the Media Relations and coordinates or responds to general queries from the news media and queries about nuclear weapons, and Sandia corporate issues.
Contact: (505) 844-0587;

Stephanie Holinka also handles a broad range of general news media requests and specializes in energy R&D, homeland security, and materials protection and threat reduction.
Contact: (505) 284-9227;

Sue Holmes covers general science and technology research and development and Sandia’s nuclear weapons mission.
Contact: (505) 844-6362;

Valerie Larkin specializes in topics of energy R&D and energy security and responds to general news media requests for information about Sandia.
Contact: (505) 284-7879;

Nancy Salem specializes in economic development and technology transfer and and edits Sandia Research magazine.
Contact: (505) 844-2739;

Neal Singer covers basic research, pulsed power, high-performance computing, modeling and simulation, and nanotechnology.
Contact: (505) 845-7078;

California Media Contacts

Patti Koning is the media contact and Lab News reporter for Sandia's California site. She responds to requests for information about technical work at Sandia/California across all mission areas.
Contact: (925) 294-4911;

Stephanie Beasly is responsible for Sandia’s California site community relations, community/business outreach and strategic communications/creative services activities.
Contact: (925) 294-4992;

Catherine Dawson is manager of Sandia’s California site communications group.
Contact: (925) 294-6147;

Sandia Communications Team

Tim Deshler coordinates corporate and executive internal communications strategy.
Contact: (505) 844-2502;

Michelle Fleming coordinates and assists with media inquiries and visits, and serves as the Lab News Mileposts photographer.
Contact: (505) 844-4902;

Darrick Hurst coordinates corporate web communications, serves as strategist for Sandia's social media presence and is editor of corporate publications.
Contact: (505) 844-8009;

Mike Lanigan is responsible for special projects and production of the Lab News.
Contact: (505) 844-2297;

Randy Montoya is the Sandia corporate photojournalist. He provides photos to members of the news media and photo support to visiting media.
Contact: (505) 844-5605;

Bill Murphy is the Lab News editor and coordinates employee communications efforts.
Contact: (505) 845-0845;

Valerie Smith is manager of Sandia’s Internal, Digital & Executive Communications Department.
Contact: (505) 844-6167;