The Kalispel Tribe owns and operates more than a dozen businesses and enterprises in and around the Pend Oreille area.

We believe in building a strong community and our economic development opportunites emphasize our commitment to the land and people.

Q: Where did you grow up?

I grew up in Visalia, CA, a small town located in the central valley.

Q: How long have you worked for KNRD?

It will be one year in May.

Q: What got you interested in Natural Resources?

I’ve always been interested in natural resources in one form or another, but studying anthropology was what brought me in.

Q: What do you like most about working for KNRD?

So far, I like everything about KNRD! KNRD as given me the opportunities to progress in my career as well as develop new skills.

Q: What do you like to do in your free time?

In my free time I like to hike, paddleboard, kayak, read, and spend time with my family.

Q: What is your favorite food?


Q: What is most rewarding project that you have worked on during your time working for the Kalispel Tribe? Elaborate on why.

This is a really hard question to answer because I haven’t worked on many projects, but for me it would be the development of a digital archival system. I take much pride in it because it is the first project I have been in charge of as well as aided in the development of the program with the help from IT. I also created a research application (with the help from legal) and system for those who want to study or view our collection. Though I am still working out the kinks, I am very happy with the current progress, as this will be a continual project for years to come.

Q: Last but not least, What are you doing to cope with the Covid-19 Quarantine?

To cope with Covid-19 quarantine, I am taking long walks, reading, and trying my best to keep my children entertained.

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