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Jeff Hartzer

There is only one success:
to be able to spend your own life in your own way.
Jeff Hartzer







Under stars in Albuquerque...


Jeff Hartzer is a poet, writer, teacher, artist, photographer, and web designer who resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico with his wife, Debra Landau, and their Schipperke dogs. He is the creator of BunnytownUSA and the author of FLAMINGOS. Jeff serves as the Executive Director of the AirDanceArtSpace, home to the critically acclaimed aerial dance troupe, AirDance New Mexico. The AirDance ArtSpace is burgeoning into the Southwest's Center for Aerial Dance.

Jeff Hartzer and Debra Landau are the Creative Partners of Aquila Arts LLC as well as owners of the AirDance ArtSpace LLC. Jeff is a Florida native who migrated to the Pacific Northwest before settling into the high desert of New Mexico.

Professional Experience:
From 1973-2000, Jeff Hartzer pursued a career in education holding certified teaching positions at: The Bolles School (where he also served as Dean of Students), Tacoma Public Schools and Albuquerque Public Schools. He also offers workshops to the public sector in creative writing. From 1985-2000 in Albuquerque with APS, Jeff served as a Native American Tutor, Teacher of the Gifted and Talented at Van Buren Middle School and Rio Grande High School. He also taught at Earthsong School (An Albuquerque Waldorf School), and was Educational Liaison for the Villa Santa Maria of Cedar Crest, New Mexico.

Jeff lettered in high school and college Soccer. He coached teams at Van Buren Middle School and Rio Grande High School both in Albuquerque during his A.P.S. tenure. He also taught Hobie Cat Sailing and Water Skiing while a member of Jacksonville, Florida's Bolles School faculty.

High School: The Bolles School (Jacksonville, Florida)
College: B.A. with Honors University of the South (Sewanee, Tennessee)
Graduate Degree: Masters in Education University of North Florida (Jacksonville, Florida)
Certifications: Special Education Certification Coursework University of New Mexico
State Certified Teacher in both Regular and Special Education (Secondary Level) in Florida, Washington, and New Mexico

Jeff is a South Broadway neighborhood homeowner (1993-) and a South Valley Business Owner (1999-). He is a graduate of both the Albuquerqe Police Department's Citizens Police Academy and the Bernallilo County Sheriff's Citizen Academy. He is an active member of Albuquerque's Emergency Management C.E.R.T. program (Community Emergency Response Team), and has served as a Volunteer for the U.N.M.H. Emergency Department. Jeff Hartzer is an ordained minister and occasional wedding officiant. He does not own a yacht.

Jeff Hartzer

Jeff Hartzer offers Creative Writing/Journaling Workshops and Literary Performance.

Contact Jeff Hartzer with an email or through social media.

USPS mail: P.O. Box 25892; Albuquerque, New Mexico 87125

or telephone: 505-842-9418



With an initial background casting call on a frigid weekend at the Bonanza Creek Ranch in Cerrillos, New Mexico, Jeff Hartzer appeared in Season One of AMC's PREACHER as one of the Cooley Men. Continuing with work in Season Three and Season Four of AMC's Better Call Saul, Jeff Hartzer has enjoyed working background and being a background driver for the blossoming New Mexico Film Industry.

Jeff was fortunate to be a background worker on Season One of EPIX TV's "Our Lady" filmed in the Santa Fe area as well as on the now famously un-named and very hush hush BREAKING BAD Movie filming in the Albuquerque area.

Many thanks to Ms. Kathryn Wamego and staff at White Turtle Casting of Albuquerque.

Lived many years beofre spending two days and nights n a big-assed cold barn with real horse and buuggies and bar nmaids and the Saint of Killers wandering around. In those two days and l;onmg nights I learned that you get paid "a bump" to be bloodied up and that despite many layers of clothes, took days to fully wash Lady MacBeth's damned spots.Thw warmth of others in like ire made it for meomories beyond compare. Gentleman to below right, was Walter White's body double. Such fun talking. Such interesting people as extras with New Mexico Film.

Legal Note: my six pix above were taken off the actual set for PREACHER. Hours spent in Extra's holding can be boring or magnificent or both, if allowed, cell phones a must. No pix published publically until after Season One.












AirDance ArtSpace, LLC - Owners



AirDance ArtSpace LLC

Jeff Hartzer, Executive Director

Email Contact

AirDance ArtSpace on Facebook

AirDance New Mexico



Jeff Hartzer created the POETS' NIGHT OUT reading series. Featured Poets/Artists included the following:

Don McIver
Tony Mares
Todd Moore
Gary Brower
Dale Harris
Maria Leyba
Lou Liberty
Larry Goodell
Jennifer Frank
David Bachelor
Anne Applegarth
Adam Rubinstein
Fast Heart Mart (band)
Esteban Martinez (flute)
Lisa Gill and the Elemental Orkestra
Hakim Bellamy, ABQ Poet Laureate
Jeff Hartzer with Debra Landau (on trapeze!)

Debut Gallery : Poet's Night Out

Albuquerque's first Poet Laureate, Hakim Bellamy, plus Don McIver, and Jeff Hartzer were the featured poets of Poets Night Out: a Triumvirate of Poets, April 21, 2012.



Debra Landau & Jeff Hartzer
Purchased (1999) and renovated a 1930's Church: now quite a Jewel of the Arts at 3030 Isleta Blvd. S.W. in Albuquerque's culturally rich South Valley;
3 blocks north of Rio Bravo Blvd. off I-25

Early Galleries:

Construction Galleries




Archival AirDance New Mexico

Debra Landau

Don Halquist

Paintings of 'Martinart Dancers'

'Vertical Hold' AirDance New Mexico early show at KIMO





Jeff Hartzer's Tweets (scroll)





Jeff Hartzer on Facebook








Jeff on PICASA/Google Pix


A Total Eclipse Gallery


OMG, he's still on MySpace!


Jeff on FLICKR


Jeff Hartzer & Debra Landau

Wed on their Roof at 201 Princeton SE

Albuquerque, New Mexico

June 6th, 1987




Debra Landau and Jeff Hartzer

Akumal Beach, Mexico


Jeff Hartzer.com: High Harmonies
Jeff Hartzer.com: New Mexican Flavors
Jeff Hartzer.com: In Community Service
Jeff Hartzer.com: Between a Memory and a Dream




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