Partners

JEROME TSOSIE

Native Innovation Inc.

www.nativeinnovation.us

Areas of Expertise: Education & Technology

Native Innovation Inc. is a Native American & Veteran owned, full service network management company serving the southwestern United States.  They provide enterprise network services to corporate, educational, government, and medical customers. With a variety of support options, Native Innovation aims to unify disparate technologies under one roof and covers anything from a single server or router to entire networks. They hold a reputation for great service, knowledgeable engineers, and satisfied clients.

HEATHER FLEMING

Catapult Design

www.catapultdesign.org

Areas of Expertise: Product Design, New Technology Implementation, International Development, Emerging Markets Education

Heather Fleming is the CEO of Catapult Design, a product strategy firm designing tools and technologies for disadvantaged communities worldwide. Catapult Design’s clients are organizations working in impoverished communities addressing needs such as rural electrification, water purification and transport, food security, and improved health. In 2008, Heather was named a Pop!Tech Social Innovation Fellow, a program aimed at high-potential young leaders with new approaches for transformational impact. In 2010 she was named a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader for her work with EWB and Catapult Design. She is formerly an Adjunct Lecturer at Stanford University, a staff writer for NextBillion.net, and currently a Senior Lecturer at California College of the Arts in San Francisco.  Heather is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Navajo Chamber of Commerce and serves on ASME’s Engineering for Global Development committee.

TRISH RENSINK

Northern Arizona Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology (NACET)

www.nacet.org

Area of Expertise: Business Consulting

Business Counselor at NACET, as well as an accomplished organizational development professional; focused on creating aligned organizations where each individual works passionately toward the success of the organization. She has spent over 20 years transitioning corporate needs into programs and systems to enable culture change and employee performance. She has worked as a small business consultant with a national firm with repeated successes in improving profitability, improving employee performance and accountability, increasing sales, restructuring financials, and reducing production costs. She has designed and implemented strategic and business plans, marketing strategies, inventory management systems, incentive plans, and succession planning. She has presented at national conferences and been active in the American Society of Training and Development.

KRISTINA HASKELL

Avalon Accounting, LLC

www.avalonaccounting.com

Areas of Expertise: Business Consulting – Accounting – Tax Preparation

Avalon was established in 2002 to provide quality tax and accounting services to new businesses with a key emphasis on serving the first-generation entrepreneur.  Avalon believes everyone has a talent and a purpose to share with the world, so they have made it their business to help others achieve their goals and dreams of success by promoting financial confidence and strategic business planning.

LAVINA PETE

NavaTech LLC

www.navatechllc.com

Area of Expertise: Information Technology

Lavina Pete is the President of NavaTech, LLC, a women-owned Native American Information Technology (IT) business, located in Window Rock, AZ.  She founded NavaTech for the primary purpose of giving back to tribal communities and making a difference in the Navajo Nation technology sector.  The goal of NavaTech LLC is to deliver and provide services that exceeds expectations and supports the way businesses operate today, tomorrow, and in the future.

ROCKY TANO

Obsidian Inc.

www.obsidianwebsites.com

Areas of Expertise: Website Design & Brand Elevation

Obsidian is an innovative website development and creative design company. 100 percent Native American owned, specializing in providing solutions that visually stimulate and protect brand identity. Their balanced approach in doing business is grounded in Native American culture; combined with distinctive understanding in developing powerful websites that are visually stimulating and operationally sound.

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