Education
Black Hills State University: Spearfish, SD
Bachelor of Science
Major: American Indian Studies
Minor: English
September 1996
Graduation: May 1998 – Dean’s List Student

Northern State University: Aberdeen, SD
No degree conferred – General Studies
September 1978 – 1989 – Dean’s List Student

Black Hills State University: Spearfish, SD
Certificate Conferred: Certified Paralegal
September 1989 – December 1989 – Dean’s List Student

University of South Dakota: Vermillion, SD
No degree conferred – Computer Science
September 1987 – 1988 – Dean’s List Student

Certified credentials and official transcripts available upon request and when appropriate

Professional Experience
Habitat for Humanity – Midwest Region, Sioux Falls, SD
Native People’s Initiative Support Manager
Provided support to both prospective and established Habitat affiliates on or near reservation throughout the midwest in a 7-state region. Organized training modules to identify potential local leadership to ensure the perpetuation of local resources and overall sustainability as well as empowerment towards the development of appropriate technology befitting the Native American culture(s), locale and elements. Modified real estate legal documents for use in closings on reservations, assisted in fund development and conducted training workshops throughout the region and nation.
October 1999 – present

Corporation for National Service – Dupree, SD
AmeriCorps Director
Supervised AmeriCorps members to perform programming for youth at risk, managed federal funding, organized training sessions and structured community service8 events, developed and implemented evaluation processes for the AmeriCorps members and other volunteers, as well as coordinating volunteers in excess of 1,000 annually for the Sioux YMCA, sponsoring organization of the AmeriCorps Program.
September 1998 – September 1999

Presentation College Lakota Campus, Eagle Butte, SD
Admissions Counselor, Librarian, Computer Lab Manager, Student Support Services, Administrative Associate
Recruited prospective students, administered the print/electronic library and student support services, referred students for TABE/GATB testing and compiled/tracked results, prepared and proctored student exams for nine nursing instructors, managed tracking systems for IEP’s, and managed fund development for this institution at the local/national/international levels.
March 1994 – August 1996

High Plains Management Consulting, Eagle Butte, SD
President of Consulting Firm
Owned and operated consulting firm specializing in review of federal housing authorities for adherence to federal regulations.
November 1992 – March 1994

Cheyenne River Housing Authority, Eagle Butte, SD
Certified Paralegal
Managed responsibilities for termination, collections and eviction of 2,100 tenants in a federal Indian Housing Authority, represented housing authority in court, supervised 20 maintenance employees, advised Board of Directors and conducted small and large group presentations.
August 1989 – November 1992

Cheyenne River Community College, Eagle Butte, SD
Administrative Officer
Responsible for recruiting prospective students to this Tribally Chartered Community College, administered federal financial aid funds, administered student support services, represented College at national symposiums, coordinated/maintained fund raising efforts, and served in direct lateral position to the College President and liaison to the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Council
October 1987 – August 1989

Skills
Extraordinary writing, speaking and grant-writing skills
Bilingual (Lakota/English)
Proficient with management/reporting of federal monies
Dynamic self-starter with inventive problem-solving skills
Exceptional human resource skills
Noteworthy conflict resolution skills
Experienced with IBM/MAC computer and software
Superior typing skills in excess of 120 wpm

Honors and Awards
Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities
United States Achievement Academy Scholarship Program
Native American Leadership Fellow

Memberships
Dupree Community Club
St. Philips Parish
NA/WA & NCAI
Lakota Omnicycle Club
NWSD Rural Health Board

References
Provided upon request

Additional Training
Completed the National YMCA’s 50-hr. course, “Principles & Practices” 11-98, Ashville, NC
Participated in Habitat for Humanity’s 36-hr. orientation course, 11-99, Americus, GA
Became nationally & internationally certified as an HFHI Trainer, 01-01, Sioux Falls, SC