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Meet the Team Intro


 

 

 

 

Inclusive Community Consulting is an equity and inclusion consulting cooperative connecting talented professionals with diverse clients.

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Meet the Team Intro


 

 

 

 

Inclusive Community Consulting is an equity and inclusion consulting cooperative connecting talented professionals with diverse clients.

Grounded in Respect and Reciprocity

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Daisy Bio


President of Inclusive Community Consulting, Daisy Purdy began the ICC cooperative to further her commitment to community engagement.  She currently serves as a Lecturer of Ethnic Studies, Applied Indigenous Studies, and Sociology at Northern Arizona University where she's been teaching since 2008.  Daisy's holistic commitment to education extends beyond the classroom, having worked as a Senior Program Coordinator for Native American Student Services and the Multicultural Student Center, on the Commission for Disability Access and Design, and as an experiential Field Instructor of WRFI courses for the University of Montana.  Though the pursuit of her PhD in Political Science has dampered her adventure and travel schedule, she maintains time for both with a focus on volunteerism.  Some of Daisy's international service includes volunteering for gender rights initiatives in El Salvador, teaching English as a second language in rural East Africa, writing for the Spirit Child Phenomena documentary project in Northern Ghana, and working with village leaders to provide post-earthquake humanitarian relief in the remote mountains of Nepal.   

Daisy Bio


President of Inclusive Community Consulting, Daisy Purdy began the ICC cooperative to further her commitment to community engagement.  She currently serves as a Lecturer of Ethnic Studies, Applied Indigenous Studies, and Sociology at Northern Arizona University where she's been teaching since 2008.  Daisy's holistic commitment to education extends beyond the classroom, having worked as a Senior Program Coordinator for Native American Student Services and the Multicultural Student Center, on the Commission for Disability Access and Design, and as an experiential Field Instructor of WRFI courses for the University of Montana.  Though the pursuit of her PhD in Political Science has dampered her adventure and travel schedule, she maintains time for both with a focus on volunteerism.  Some of Daisy's international service includes volunteering for gender rights initiatives in El Salvador, teaching English as a second language in rural East Africa, writing for the Spirit Child Phenomena documentary project in Northern Ghana, and working with village leaders to provide post-earthquake humanitarian relief in the remote mountains of Nepal.   

                       Daisy's strengths include Community Engagement, Inclusive Curriculum Development and Experiential Education.

 
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Cari Bio


ICC manager, Cari Kimball grew up in Billings, Montana and currently works as a rable-rousing program coordinator for the Olajos-Goslow Endowment and the Landscape Conservation Initiative at Northern Arizona University. No one knows exactly what that means, but some of her favorite activities include developing communication materials, writing for LCI, and coordinating science-art collaboratives. She's interested in exploring the cultural and socio-psychological forces that shape our conservation behaviors and our approaches to life in general. Cari earned her B.S. from Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon and her M.S. from University of Montana, where she was a Wyss Scholar. She runs ultramarathons in a quasi-competitive manner and will talk your ear off about it; don't even get her started.

Cari Bio


ICC manager, Cari Kimball grew up in Billings, Montana and currently works as a rable-rousing program coordinator for the Olajos-Goslow Endowment and the Landscape Conservation Initiative at Northern Arizona University. No one knows exactly what that means, but some of her favorite activities include developing communication materials, writing for LCI, and coordinating science-art collaboratives. She's interested in exploring the cultural and socio-psychological forces that shape our conservation behaviors and our approaches to life in general. Cari earned her B.S. from Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon and her M.S. from University of Montana, where she was a Wyss Scholar. She runs ultramarathons in a quasi-competitive manner and will talk your ear off about it; don't even get her started.

                       Cari's strengths include Operations and Admin Wizardry

 
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Alejandro Bio


Emmy Award nominee cinematographer and photographer Alejandro Higuera’s work has been acknowledged for outstanding reporting achievement of content devoted to cultural and artistic significance. Alejandro received his BA in Creative Media and Film from Northern Arizona University with a documentary focus on positive social change within Native American Communities. As a member of the Pascua Yaqui tribe and freelance cinematographer, Alejandro has dedicated his education, experience, and media skills to supporting intergenerational cultural knowledge and to broadening awareness of issues disproportionately impacting Indigenous populations. Alejandro’s work has been screened nationally at several institutions in both private and public sectors. With the endorsement of his tribe, he enjoys melding traditional storytelling with contemporary media to create holistic narratives for diverse audiences. When not attending cultural events and language classes in his home community, Alejandro serves as a Photographer on Northern Arizona University’s marketing team. Future documentary endeavors include a documentary on language preservation.

Alejandro Bio


Emmy Award nominee cinematographer and photographer Alejandro Higuera’s work has been acknowledged for outstanding reporting achievement of content devoted to cultural and artistic significance. Alejandro received his BA in Creative Media and Film from Northern Arizona University with a documentary focus on positive social change within Native American Communities. As a member of the Pascua Yaqui tribe and freelance cinematographer, Alejandro has dedicated his education, experience, and media skills to supporting intergenerational cultural knowledge and to broadening awareness of issues disproportionately impacting Indigenous populations. Alejandro’s work has been screened nationally at several institutions in both private and public sectors. With the endorsement of his tribe, he enjoys melding traditional storytelling with contemporary media to create holistic narratives for diverse audiences. When not attending cultural events and language classes in his home community, Alejandro serves as a Photographer on Northern Arizona University’s marketing team. Future documentary endeavors include a documentary on language preservation.

Alejandro's strengths include Videography and Photography With Purpose

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Bronwyn Bio


Bronwyn Carlson is an Aboriginal woman who was born on and lives on D'harawal Country in NSW Australia. She is a scholar with both a national and international reputation in the field of Indigenous Studies. She has vast teaching and curriculum development experience and has published in scholarly journals, nationally and internationally. Professor Carlson maintains a strong connection between Indigenous Studies pedagogy and research. She is the author of the book, The Politics of Identity: Who Counts as Aboriginal Today? (Aboriginal Studies Press, 2016) and a co-editor of The Politics of Identity: Emerging Indigeneity (University of Technology Sydney E-Press, Sydney, 2013). She is the founding and managing editor of the Journal of Global Indigeneity.

Bronwyn Bio


Bronwyn Carlson is an Aboriginal woman who was born on and lives on D'harawal Country in NSW Australia. She is a scholar with both a national and international reputation in the field of Indigenous Studies. She has vast teaching and curriculum development experience and has published in scholarly journals, nationally and internationally. Professor Carlson maintains a strong connection between Indigenous Studies pedagogy and research. She is the author of the book, The Politics of Identity: Who Counts as Aboriginal Today? (Aboriginal Studies Press, 2016) and a co-editor of The Politics of Identity: Emerging Indigeneity (University of Technology Sydney E-Press, Sydney, 2013). She is the founding and managing editor of the Journal of Global Indigeneity.

Bronwyn's strengths include Indigenous Social Media and Identity Politics

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Eva Bio


International scholar Eva Christ is Scandinavian- German who serves as a sociology and environmental justice studies educator, researcher and cross- cultural coach.  Eva taught and conducted research in environmental sociology at Munich’s Ludwig-Maximilians-University, where she earned her Masters degree in Sustainable Community Development.

Eva worked with refugees in a migrant justice capacity prior to 2012 when she relocated to her beloved new home in Flagstaff Arizona.  She served as the co-director of a Bavarian organization addressing youth migration.  In her administrative role, Eva worked diligently at developing campaigns, projects and policies to empower youth and underrepresented refugee populations educating folks on push and pull factors as an impetus for displacing marginalized youth.  In addition to serving in leadership, support, and advocacy capacities within the organization, cultural diversity workshops were a substantial component of her humanitarian refugee work.

Eva currently instructs a diversity of environmental and cultural studies courses for the University of Montana through Wild Rockies Field Institute specializing in issues impacting people and places of the Colorado Plateau.   When not confined to the classroom, she shares her passions: the outdoors and chocolate.

Eva Bio


International scholar Eva Christ is Scandinavian- German who serves as a sociology and environmental justice studies educator, researcher and cross- cultural coach.  Eva taught and conducted research in environmental sociology at Munich’s Ludwig-Maximilians-University, where she earned her Masters degree in Sustainable Community Development.

Eva worked with refugees in a migrant justice capacity prior to 2012 when she relocated to her beloved new home in Flagstaff Arizona.  She served as the co-director of a Bavarian organization addressing youth migration.  In her administrative role, Eva worked diligently at developing campaigns, projects and policies to empower youth and underrepresented refugee populations educating folks on push and pull factors as an impetus for displacing marginalized youth.  In addition to serving in leadership, support, and advocacy capacities within the organization, cultural diversity workshops were a substantial component of her humanitarian refugee work.

Eva currently instructs a diversity of environmental and cultural studies courses for the University of Montana through Wild Rockies Field Institute specializing in issues impacting people and places of the Colorado Plateau.   When not confined to the classroom, she shares her passions: the outdoors and chocolate.

Eva's strengths include Migrant Justice, Place-Based Learning and Sustainable Communities

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Jim Bio


Jim Enote is the director of the A:shiwi A:wan Museum and Heritage Center and director of the Colorado Plateau Foundation. He serves on the boards of the Grand Canyon Trust and Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation and is a senior advisor for Mountain Cultures at the Mountain Institute. He is a National Geographic Society Explorer; a New Mexico Community Luminaria; and an E.F. Schumacher Society Fellow. Jim has written in Heritage In the Context of Globalization; Science, Technology, and Human Values; Sacredness as a Means to Conservation; Mapping Our Places; Indigenous People and Sustainable Development; A:shiwi A:wan Ulohnanne, and Redrock Testimony, to name a few. Jim was awarded the first Ames Prize for Innovative Museum Anthropology. In 2013 he received the Guardian of Culture and Lifeways Award from the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums, and in 2016 received the Hewett Award for leadership and service to the New Mexico museum community and for achievements in the museum field.

Jim Bio


Jim Enote is the director of the A:shiwi A:wan Museum and Heritage Center and director of the Colorado Plateau Foundation. He serves on the boards of the Grand Canyon Trust and Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation and is a senior advisor for Mountain Cultures at the Mountain Institute. He is a National Geographic Society Explorer; a New Mexico Community Luminaria; and an E.F. Schumacher Society Fellow. Jim has written in Heritage In the Context of Globalization; Science, Technology, and Human Values; Sacredness as a Means to Conservation; Mapping Our Places; Indigenous People and Sustainable Development; A:shiwi A:wan Ulohnanne, and Redrock Testimony, to name a few. Jim was awarded the first Ames Prize for Innovative Museum Anthropology. In 2013 he received the Guardian of Culture and Lifeways Award from the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums, and in 2016 received the Hewett Award for leadership and service to the New Mexico museum community and for achievements in the museum field.

Jim's strengths include Heritage and Capacity Building

 

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Michelle Bio


Michelle Téllez, an interdisciplinary scholar trained in Community Studies, Sociology, Chicana/o Studies and Education, writes about identity, transnational community formation, cross-border labor organizing, gendered migration, autonomy and resistance along the U.S./Mexico border. Dr. Téllez has published in several book anthologies, and in journals such as Gender & SocietyFeminist FormationsAztlánChicana/Latina Studies, Violence Against Women and the The Feminist Wire. She also uses public performance and visual media to engage and share these stories, her most recent video Workers on the Rise (2012) documents labor struggles in Maricopa county, AZ. A former board member of the Phoenix based Arizona Workers Rights Center and the National Association of Chicana/o Studies, Dr. Téllez is a founding member of the Arizona Ethnic Studies Network, the Entre NosOtr@s Collective, the Chicana M(other)work Collective and is on the editorial review board for Chicana/Latina Studies: The Journal of Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social.

Michelle Bio


Michelle Téllez, an interdisciplinary scholar trained in Community Studies, Sociology, Chicana/o Studies and Education, writes about identity, transnational community formation, cross-border labor organizing, gendered migration, autonomy and resistance along the U.S./Mexico border. Dr. Téllez has published in several book anthologies, and in journals such as Gender & SocietyFeminist FormationsAztlánChicana/Latina Studies, Violence Against Women and the The Feminist Wire. She also uses public performance and visual media to engage and share these stories, her most recent video Workers on the Rise (2012) documents labor struggles in Maricopa county, AZ. A former board member of the Phoenix based Arizona Workers Rights Center and the National Association of Chicana/o Studies, Dr. Téllez is a founding member of the Arizona Ethnic Studies Network, the Entre NosOtr@s Collective, the Chicana M(other)work Collective and is on the editorial review board for Chicana/Latina Studies: The Journal of Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social.

Michelle's strengths include Chicano/a Culture and Gender

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Misha Bio


Michael Chizhov's technological aptitude became evident at an early age when he dismantled the pencil sharpeners in his pre-school.  Having emigrated from the Ukraine to the United States, Mike grew up gaming and playing handball in New York.  After being admitted to some of the top engineering schools in the US, his interest in dismal Russian literature and predisposition for debate led him to pursue his BA in Philosophy/Comparative literature at Binghamton University.  His younger sister, Polina, awakened Mike’s concern for impacts of Climate Change on future generations.  His love of the natural world combined with his commitment to youth education and conservation initiated his journey to completing an M.A. in Sustainable Communities at Northern Arizona University, with a focus on alternative models of education and civic advocacy.  Mike now serves as Youth Leadership Program Manager for The Grand Canyon Trust and moonlights as an IT Specialist for Inclusive Community Consulting.

Misha Bio


Michael Chizhov's technological aptitude became evident at an early age when he dismantled the pencil sharpeners in his pre-school.  Having emigrated from the Ukraine to the United States, Mike grew up gaming and playing handball in New York.  After being admitted to some of the top engineering schools in the US, his interest in dismal Russian literature and predisposition for debate led him to pursue his BA in Philosophy/Comparative literature at Binghamton University.  His younger sister, Polina, awakened Mike’s concern for impacts of Climate Change on future generations.  His love of the natural world combined with his commitment to youth education and conservation initiated his journey to completing an M.A. in Sustainable Communities at Northern Arizona University, with a focus on alternative models of education and civic advocacy.  Mike now serves as Youth Leadership Program Manager for The Grand Canyon Trust and moonlights as an IT Specialist for Inclusive Community Consulting.

Mike's strengths include IT Administration and Systems-Change Focused Youth Advocacy

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Pinar Bio


Pınar Ates Sinopoulos-Lloyd Co-Founder of Queer Nature: Pınar's matrilineage is native to the Andes from the Huanca people as well as Chinese from Peruvian slavery. Their partilineage is Turkish from the southeast mountains or the Altai mountains. Growing up not feeling particularly drawn to urban queer culture, they found empowerment in their queerness with the more-than-human world. This guided them toward their work in developing Queer Ecopsychology through studies at Prescott College, Wilderness Awareness School, School of Lost Borders, Animas Valley Institute and Naropa University. Their undergraduate work was in applied ecopsychology with a somatic and depth approach through a decolonial and queer lens. Pınar’s passions include wilderness/ancestral skills, rites of passage, trauma remediation (personal/ancestral/ecological), cultural/ecological roles of queers, decolonization, indigenous solidarity work, natural history, soul work, empowerment of marginalized voices, neurodivergence advocacy, radical mental health, wildlife tracking and the ecological intelligence of emotions.

Pinar Bio


Pınar Ates Sinopoulos-Lloyd Co-Founder of Queer Nature: Pınar's matrilineage is native to the Andes from the Huanca people as well as Chinese from Peruvian slavery. Their partilineage is Turkish from the southeast mountains or the Altai mountains. Growing up not feeling particularly drawn to urban queer culture, they found empowerment in their queerness with the more-than-human world. This guided them toward their work in developing Queer Ecopsychology through studies at Prescott College, Wilderness Awareness School, School of Lost Borders, Animas Valley Institute and Naropa University. Their undergraduate work was in applied ecopsychology with a somatic and depth approach through a decolonial and queer lens. Pınar’s passions include wilderness/ancestral skills, rites of passage, trauma remediation (personal/ancestral/ecological), cultural/ecological roles of queers, decolonization, indigenous solidarity work, natural history, soul work, empowerment of marginalized voices, neurodivergence advocacy, radical mental health, wildlife tracking and the ecological intelligence of emotions.

Pinar's strengths include Queer Ecopsychology and Decolonial Work

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Richard Bio


Richard Alun Davis, owner of Self Determination Radio, creates community audio as a blend of social justice and entertainment, airing communities' strengths & successes while counteracting language-loss.  As a child he stayed up way too late listening to Wolfman Jack & Doctor Demento.  He moved to Flagstaff in 1994 & spent fifteen years working against family violence including at Northland Family Help Center where he was the first male to work in a southwest Domestic Violence shelter.  Richard worked for the Hopi Foundation as the General Manager of Hopi Radio for eight years and is the Co-founder of the Flagstaff chapter of No More Deaths. Richard resides in Polacca at the base of First Mesa & spends his free time providing humanitarian aid along the Border.

Richard Bio


Richard Alun Davis, owner of Self Determination Radio, creates community audio as a blend of social justice and entertainment, airing communities' strengths & successes while counteracting language-loss.  As a child he stayed up way too late listening to Wolfman Jack & Doctor Demento.  He moved to Flagstaff in 1994 & spent fifteen years working against family violence including at Northland Family Help Center where he was the first male to work in a southwest Domestic Violence shelter.  Richard worked for the Hopi Foundation as the General Manager of Hopi Radio for eight years and is the Co-founder of the Flagstaff chapter of No More Deaths. Richard resides in Polacca at the base of First Mesa & spends his free time providing humanitarian aid along the Border.

Richard's strengths include Community Radio, Broadcasting, and Counteracting Language-loss.

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Seven Bio


Seven Williams was born and raised in Spanish Harlem, New York.  His father and uncle's involvement in civil rights movements in Florida and Alabama influence Seven's work within his community.  He serves as a mentor, educator and program coordinator with teens identified as "high risk" for gang involvement.  Seven participated in the Black Student Union prior to graduating with a BS in Media and Film Production.  He organizes workshops addressing issues that disproportionately impact urban pockets of poverty. 

In 2015 Seven was one of several Natives and Latinos organizing the 20th Anniversary of Million Man March. He has also published articles and produced independent films. When not engaging members of his home community, Seven travels to speak at state conferences and Native American reservations.

 

Seven Bio


Seven Williams was born and raised in Spanish Harlem, New York.  His father and uncle's involvement in civil rights movements in Florida and Alabama influence Seven's work within his community.  He serves as a mentor, educator and program coordinator with teens identified as "high risk" for gang involvement.  Seven participated in the Black Student Union prior to graduating with a BS in Media and Film Production.  He organizes workshops addressing issues that disproportionately impact urban pockets of poverty. 

In 2015 Seven was one of several Natives and Latinos organizing the 20th Anniversary of Million Man March. He has also published articles and produced independent films. When not engaging members of his home community, Seven travels to speak at state conferences and Native American reservations.

 

Seven's strengths include Black and Native Solidarity, Urban Civil Rights, and Film

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Tatum Bio


Tatum Luther is a Navajo webcomic artist who graduated from Northern Arizona University with a Master's in English Literature. Tatum's Slice of Life illustrations demonstrate that comics are a humorous medium accessible to a broad audience. She began her webcomic series two years ago and since has been invited to share her work at Comic Cons, schools, and the Native American Cultural Center.  Tatum teaches heritage through comic workshops empowering people to challenge stereotypes. While speaking to a group of Indigenous youth, Tatum stated "You’re in a better position to be the author of your own comics; gain back ownership of how we’re represented."

To view Tatum's work, check out her web series that's updated regularly:  www.tapastic.com/tatumbowie

Tatum Bio


Tatum Luther is a Navajo webcomic artist who graduated from Northern Arizona University with a Master's in English Literature. Tatum's Slice of Life illustrations demonstrate that comics are a humorous medium accessible to a broad audience. She began her webcomic series two years ago and since has been invited to share her work at Comic Cons, schools, and the Native American Cultural Center.  Tatum teaches heritage through comic workshops empowering people to challenge stereotypes. While speaking to a group of Indigenous youth, Tatum stated "You’re in a better position to be the author of your own comics; gain back ownership of how we’re represented."

To view Tatum's work, check out her web series that's updated regularly:  www.tapastic.com/tatumbowie

Tatum strength's include Teaching Heritage Through Comics

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Tommy Bio


Tommy Rock founder of Rock Environmental Consulting:  A member of the Navajo Nation from Monument Valley, Utah. clans are the Salt clan, born for the Manygoat clan; maternal grandfather’s clan is the Bitterwater clan and paternal grandfather’s clan is the Reed People clan.  Tommy earned a Bachelor of Science from Arizona State University in Environmental Geography and Recreational Management, a Master’s degree from Northern Arizona University, and went to the University of New Mexico for two years as a Research Scientist I under Dr Johnnye Lewis. Tommy was involved in the DiNEH Project funded under the National Institute of Environmental Health Supplement Grant, and worked at Navajo Nation Environmental Protection Agency- Public Water Systems Supervision Program before returning to Northern Arizona University to pursue a doctoral degree in the School of Earth Science and Environmental Sustainability.   Tommy employs a Native American perspective and multidisciplinary approach to solving complicated issues such as sustainability in the Southwest.  His work integrates issues of health, environment, and culture with informed decision-making on tribal lands.  Many of Tommy's relatives were involved in uranium mining and the resulting disproportionate health and environmental disparities motivated Tommy to pursue professional endeavors specializing in mitigating impacts of extractive industries on tribal lands.  

Tommy Bio


Tommy Rock founder of Rock Environmental Consulting:  A member of the Navajo Nation from Monument Valley, Utah. clans are the Salt clan, born for the Manygoat clan; maternal grandfather’s clan is the Bitterwater clan and paternal grandfather’s clan is the Reed People clan.  Tommy earned a Bachelor of Science from Arizona State University in Environmental Geography and Recreational Management, a Master’s degree from Northern Arizona University, and went to the University of New Mexico for two years as a Research Scientist I under Dr Johnnye Lewis. Tommy was involved in the DiNEH Project funded under the National Institute of Environmental Health Supplement Grant, and worked at Navajo Nation Environmental Protection Agency- Public Water Systems Supervision Program before returning to Northern Arizona University to pursue a doctoral degree in the School of Earth Science and Environmental Sustainability.   Tommy employs a Native American perspective and multidisciplinary approach to solving complicated issues such as sustainability in the Southwest.  His work integrates issues of health, environment, and culture with informed decision-making on tribal lands.  Many of Tommy's relatives were involved in uranium mining and the resulting disproportionate health and environmental disparities motivated Tommy to pursue professional endeavors specializing in mitigating impacts of extractive industries on tribal lands.  

Tommy's strengths include Environmental Justice and Community Health

 

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Join the Team!

If you're interested in consulting or internship opportunities within ICC, send us a message telling us about your skills, experience, and how you'd like to be involved.

Join the team


Join the Team!

If you're interested in consulting or internship opportunities within ICC, send us a message telling us about your skills, experience, and how you'd like to be involved.

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