Our Team

It takes a whole community to succeed! Triia is so fortunate to have dedicated leadership, in-house staff, committed partners, experienced board members, and of course, talented Native artists!

Triia Leadership

Shayne Frank

Shayne Frank

Title: Chief Operating Officer

Tribe: Assiniboine & Sioux Tribe from Fort Peck Indian Reservation

Mary Walks Over Ice

Mary Walks Over Ice

Title: Chief Operations Officer

Tribe: Assiniboine Gros Ventre/Turtle Mountain Chippewa

Tim Guardipee

Tim Guardipee

Title: CDFI Loan Fund Director

Tribe: Little Shell

Tyann Calf Robe

Tyann Calf Robe

Title: Executive Assistant

Tribe: Apsaalooke (Crow)

Board Members

Olivia “Rose” Williamson

Olivia “Rose” Williamson

Title: Triia Advisory Board Member

Company: Lady Pompadour

Tribe: Crow

Niki Stewart

Niki Stewart

Title: Triia Advisory Board Member

Company: Niki Stewart Jewelry

Tribe: Northern Cheyenne

Rebekah Jarvey

Rebekah Jarvey

Title: Triia Advisory Board Member

Company: Rebekah Jarvey

Tribe: Chippewa Cree

Carrie McCLeary

Carrie McCLeary

Title: Triia Advisory Board Member

Company: Plains Soul

Tribe: Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa

Ben Pease

Ben Pease

Title: Triia Advisory Board Member

Company: Ben Pease Visions

Tribe: Northern Cheyenne, Raised Crow, Hidatsa, Cree, Metis

Della Bighair-Stump

Della Bighair-Stump

Title: Triia Advisory Board Member

Company: Designs by Della

Tribe: Crow

Nakoa Heavyrunner

Nakoa Heavyrunner

Title: Triia Advisory Board Member

Company: Nakoa Heavyrunner

Tribe: Assiniboine/Blackfeet

Artists

Triia is a growing organization. With tenacity and grit it, continues to evolve. We are so grateful to be part of a community filled with culture, art, and stories that go back for generations. We thank the original nine artists for joining when we were just a seed so we could grow into a program that makes a big impact for all Native artists in the future.

the original nine

John Three Fingers

John Three Fingers

Art: Sculpture, Woodworking,

Tribe: Northern Cheyenne

Rabbit Knows Gun

Rabbit Knows Gun

Art: Paintings, Stationary,

Style: Playful, Imaginative, Modern with a nod to tradition

Tribe: Crow

Scott Frazier

Scott Frazier

Art: Beadwork, Dolls, Stationary,

Style: Healing, Pure, Serenity

Tribe: Crow

Sandy Swallow

Sandy Swallow

Art: Paintings, Print Making,

Style: Spiritual, Connection, Nature

Tribe: Oglala Sioux

Olivia “Rose” Williamson / Lady Pompadour

Olivia “Rose” Williamson / Lady Pompadour

Art: Beadwork, Jewelry,

Style: Beauty, Flowers, Vibrance

Tribe: Crow

Kimberly Woyak

Kimberly Woyak

Art: Jewelry, Photography,

Style: Evocative, Joyful, Explosive

Tribe: Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa

Valerie Veis

Valerie Veis

Art: Hand-woven Baskets, Paintings, Stationary,

Style: Spirit-inspired and Simple

Tribe: Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa

Our Champions — Meet Our Partners

Native American Development Corporation - Logo
American Indian Consulting Services - Logo
Billings Urban Indian Health and Wellness Center - Logo

How do you become a partner?