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Academic and Professional Background

25 +Years of Experience

Feb 2021-Present

Project consultant and business owner for 8th Fire Consulting, LLC

Meet with client and/or associated Tribe or organization to work on projects, applications, materials, administration and/or customized training.  

Nov 2002-Nov 2020

CEO,Asst. CEO, Grant Specialist, Daycare Director/Keweenaw Bay Indian Community

Experienced Tribal Administrator that led a large tribal government organization with over 300 employees.  Designed and established progressive budgetary processes ensuring departmental accountability and federal compliance and consistently managed budgets. Oversaw the submission and administration of grants and contracts to keep a steady flow of federal, state, local, and private funding for operation of Tribal government.  Provided project management in building renovations/ new construction, infrastructure, trail development, and renewable energy projects.    Led the Tribal community in constitutional reform in three areas.  

Sept 1994- Aug 2002

Math Instructor/Baraga Area Schools & Chippewa Valley High School

 Developed syllabus, lesson plans, and classroom grading system to meet benchmarks set by the mathematics department and state of Michigan for grades 7-12.  Supervised students and maintained classroom discipline on a daily basis.  

Academic and Professional Background

25 +Years of Experience

May 2015

MA Tribal Administration & Governance/University of Minnesota

May 1994

BS Major Mathematics Minor Physics Magna Cum Laude

Dec 2002- Jan 2022

Training completed

638 Contract Administration Part 1.
638 Contract Administration Part II.
Public law 101-630 Background Investigations.
Budgeting for Tribal Governments.
Grant Administration.
2 CFR 200 Audit requirements
Contract Support Costs
Criminal Justice Information Systems
Mandatory Reporting

Purchasing and Procurement

Brad Worthley Coaching Employees

Social/Behavior Research

Open Meetings Act

Superintendent Evaluations

School budgeting and finance

Teacher negotiations


Tax Equity Structuring and Strategies for Renewable Energy & Storage Projects

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