Tribal Programs and Special Projects Manager
Edward has expertise in most areas of tribal administration, tribal regulation, grant management, federal regulation, and corporate governance in relation to tribal economic development and planning, gaming and non-gaming, including, but not limited to land leasing, project financing, project construction, and environmental regulation on Indian land.
As a Native American (Pomo) working in Indian Country for most of his career Edward is sensitive to the specific needs that Tribal communities have in fulfilling the goals their communities set for their leadership. He has held high-level executive positions with the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Tribe, the Tohono O’odham Nation, the Sac and Fox Tribe of Mississippi and the Bishop Paiute Tribe of California. Edward has held positions within non-profits that serve Tribes in California (California Indian Manpower Consortium), and the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington DC. He has also worked in the Tribal Energy Division for Navigant Consulting, a publically traded corporation, focusing on renewable energy projects for many tribes throughout the West.
Edward graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz with a B.A. in Economics with a focus on Economic Development and a B.A. in Environmental Studies with an emphasis on Environmental Planning.