I have been an advocate for tribes as a representative and during my many years spent in the US Forest Service and the Federal Transit Administration. In the Forest Service I worked with Tribes to protect and expand their huckleberry gathering areas. We did this by prescribing natural resource management plans to recapture lost areas and protect or expand existing huckleberry fields.
During my time with the Federal Transit Administration, I was the Tribal Liaison and worked to develop the Tribal Transit program in four states. I worked with the Snoqualmie to set up and fund the Tribal public transit system in the Snoqualmie Valley in conjunction with others, Snoqualmie Valley Transit.
In this program I worked with 56 Tribes to bring public transit to Tribal lands.