Marissa J. Gehley
Marissa Gehley is the founder of KNOW Consulting, Kids Need Our Wisdom. She has more than 30 years of experience in education as a former teacher, counselor, child welfare and attendance specialist and coordinator of school safety at the Burbank OutReach Center. Additionally she is a trainer for the California School/Law Enforcement Partnership. (Read more.)

Lisa Harjo
harjo Lisa Harjo is a member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and the Executive Director of Native American Cancer Research. She has worked for over 15 years in the public health arena, promoting and implementing projects that address health disparities, especially in cancer, and improved services and outcomes for American Indians. Upon receiving her Bachelor of Science in Native American Education and Child Development in 1974, she spent the next twenty years teaching all ages from preschool through higher education. She was also the E.D. of the Denver Indian Center. Lisa received her Master of Education in Elementary Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Colorado at Denver. (Read more.)

Joe Hobot
HobotDr. Joe Hobot is a descendant of the Hunkpapa Band of the Lakota Nation from the Standing Rock Indian Reservation and was born and raised in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area. He holds a bachelorís degree from the University of Minnesota, a masterís degree from the University of St. Thomas, and a Doctorate of Education from Hamline University. He is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Indian OIC, having served with the organization since 2006. He previously held the position of Director of Education, overseeing the progress of the organizationís alternative high school, its Adult Basic Education/GED program, and the Takoda Institute of Higher Education. (Read more.)

Patina Park
ParkPatina Park is Lakota from the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and an adult-adoptee. She is Executive Director at the Minnesota Indian Women's Resource Center, a 30-year-old nonprofit dedicated to providing culturally-appropriate holistic programming to heal, preserve and strengthen Native American women and their families. Patina has enjoyed working throughout Indian Country and with state and county government agencies nationwide, training on topics including: Federal Indian Law; orking with Native Communities; Historical Trauma; and Poverty and the Impact on Native American Families. (Read more.)

Brian Pearson
As a long-time Las Vegas local, Brian Pearson has spent the last 20 years working with technology to get the most out of office automation. Brian earned his bachelorís and master's degrees from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. He has been offering classes in Microsoft Office, network security, and electronic document management for Falmouth for the past five years. He is a devoted husband and father of three small children. He enjoys spending time with his family and working with computers. (Read more.)

Pam Peters
peters Pam Peters, MPA, is guided by her strong understanding of tribal sovereignty and its impact on tribal governance and human resources employment. An enrolled member of the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma, Pam brings with her over 30 yearsí experience in the Human Resources Management field, and over a decade of experience as a Tribal Government Manager/Director. Her areas of expertise include implementing change processes, writing policies/procedures and tribal ordinances, and implementation of work force development programs for tribal communities. (Read more.)

Lisa Riggleman
An independent trainer and professional speaker, Lisa Riggleman directs a consulting practice specializing in riggleman customer service, team building, business communication, management skills and leadership practices. She also serves as a personal speech coach and consultant as well as an adjunct faculty member with Webster University graduate school and the Community College of Southern Nevada. Lisa brings more than 20 years of experience in the education, communications and human resources field to the Falmouth Institute. (Read more.)

*Instructors subject to change.