About Us

Michael Estacio-Burdick

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Michael Estacio-Burdick, Co-Owner Sidewinders Ranch  Michael grew up in Hamburg, Iowa and is co-Owner of Sidewinders; in his spare time, he helps produce shows with the Southwest Arts Group. He has over 20 years of management level experience across various industries. His experience includes Interim General Manager and Director of Marketing for San Felipe's Casino Hollywood, Director of Marketing and Database Marketing for Santa Ana Star Casino, Sr. Marketing Operations Manager for PRIMEDIA Enthusiast Publication, and Operations Manager and Executive Account Manager for Palm Coast Data. He is also a recipient of the Cumbre Public Relations Awards; Best of Show for New Mexico Open, Gold Award Relationship Management, and Silver for Branding Campaign; New Mexico American Marketing Association Marketer of the Year Award, best multi-media branding campaign (company received); Barona/VCAT Marketing Excellence Award - Branding and Multi-channel Marketing; and over 25 Romero Casino Marketing Awards - "Large Casino" - in Promotional, Multi-Media, E-Marketing, and Public Relations. Michael is based out of Albuquerque New Mexico.

Renato Estacio-Burdick (Renee)

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 Music Commissioner Renato Estacio-Burdick, MBA, MMusCo-Owner, Sidewinders Ranch Estacio-Burdick is the Artistic Director of the Black Cat Cabaret and has been active for 30+ years in productions to include musicals, operas, operettas, theater, in both the U.S. and abroad. They have been a show host for at least 22 years, radio voice, and voice-over narrator for an upcoming TV documentary.    Estacio-Burdick recently served as Interim Music Director for the Albuquerque Civic Chorus, where they selected repertoire, conducted the ensemble, and facilitated the strategic direction of the organization.  Estacio-Burdick studied acting at the Acting Studio, the Neighborhood Playhouse (Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in Residence), and received multiple awards in theater.  They were featured in Peter Pan in New York as well as was District Director for the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, and serves as Commissioner of Music for New Mexico.   Academically, Estacio-Burdick attended Oberlin College and Conservatory of Music in Oberlin, OH, where they studied tuba performance and English literature; from Oberlin, they received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. Their academic background includes degrees in marketing (MBA-Honors) and vocal performance (BMus – Magna Cum Laude/MMus).     https://www.krqe.com/news/mornings/southwest-arts-group-looking-for-new-singers_20180308042236342/1019536716  ​https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIxNXvvnZHA  http://www.newmexicomusic.org/2015/10/06/renato-estacio-vice-chair/