Dedicated experts with a proven record of success.
Change Labs Team
For the past five years, the Change Labs team worked collaboratively to run a virtual business incubator and annual innovation events around the Navajo Nation.
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Heather's background is in design and innovation consulting. She started her career in Silicon Valley and transitioned to public sector innovation when she founded Catapult Design in San Francisco in 2008. In addition to her international work, Heather led Catapult Design’s initiatives on the Navajo Nation. Heather is Bitahnii clan.
Director of Business Incubation
Jessica's extensive background in business counseling and starting businesses on the Navajo Nation makes her a powerful ally for Navajo startups. She runs the business incubator and hand-selects mentors for the program. Jessica is Bitahnii clan.
Marsha’s is interested in developing successful and viable infrastructure on Native lands. As a recent MBA graduate from Grand Canyon University, working at the community level and with Change Lab's brings together her belief in advancing the quality of life on the Navajo and Hopi Nations.
Senior Business Counselor
Trish is passionate about helping startup and small businesses be more profitable, operate smoothly and efficiently, and be great places where people want to work. She has been coaching executives, leaders, organizations, and teams for over 15 years. Trish is an expert at finding the blind spots and inciting her clients to learning, action, courage and confidence.
2019 Summer Intern
Alisha is a first-year student in the Doctorate of Economic Development program at NMSU with a focus in tribal economic development & entrepreneurship. Her interests in tribal rural development, public utility regulations, and renewable energies is driven by her hope to work with the Diné Nation to build and strengthen its communities. Alisha is Kinyaa'áanii (Towering House) clan and is from Crownpoint, NM.
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Native America Program Associate
Singer is a member of the A'aninin (Gros Ventre) tribe of the Northern Plains. Her interests in the arts, history, geography, tribal sovereignty, and environmental studies brought her to the Grand Canyon Trust's Native America program, where she focuses on supporting tribal community empowerment through conservation, economic development, and energy independence.
The Grand Canyon Trust serves as the fiscal sponsor and incubator for all programs within Change Labs. The Trust provides administrative support to ensure the Project can build a strong foundation.
Senior Director of Development