Leah Woodruff

Production Manager
© Paul Ratje
Leah Woodruff, Production Manager at Santa Fe Workshops, photoraphed at Underexposed Studios in Santa Fe, NM on April 14, 2024.

about Leah

I’m Leah, the online production manager and a producer for in-person workshops. My role primarily focuses on managing our online program while also doing production of our in-person workshops. What excites me most about my role is the programming aspect—researching photographers to teach and developing new workshops. Originally from Arlington, VA, I made the move to Santa Fe in 2014 to join Santa Fe Workshops as the Studio Manager. Following that, I spent three years with Outside Magazine as their Studio Manager and Photo Editor. In 2019, I went on a solo journey around the world, taking the Trans Siberian across Russia, exploring Seoul, South Korea, trekking the Gobi in Mongolia, hiking the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal, unwinding on Indonesian beaches, and more. After my travels, I returned to work with SFW, where I’ve been since.

Outside of work, I freelance in photo editing, pursue portrait photography with my 4×5 camera, attend sewing classes, and enjoy hiking with my pup, Finoula.