Jeremy serves as the Program Manager at First Peoples Fund (FPF) located in Rapid City, South Dakota. As a member of the BHCLF Board Jeremy brings with him an abundance of experience in entrepreneurship and grassroots organization experience. Jeremy is a certified instructor of First People’s Fund’s Native Artist Professional Development Training program and has successfully administered several trainings as a consultant prior to joining the staff of FPF in December of 2014. Jeremy is also an alumni of FPF’s Artist In Business Leadership Fellowship program. Additionally Jeremy has worked with Ho-Chunk Community Development Corporation (HCCDC) as Commercial Manager where he offered comprehensive operational standards centered on small business and entrepreneurial development with emphasis on technical assistance, business development, and capitalization to his clients. He also provided consultation to consigned artists of HCCDC’s subsidiary, Woodland Trails, through reviewing contracts, reporting market trends, pricing items, networking, marketing, and provided assistance to artists in maintaining a business plan.
Jeremy’s entrepreneurial abilities further extend into his personal life as he is also the owner of Red Owl Screen Printing. Jeremy earned his Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Haskell Indian Nations University, Lawrence, KS and recently completed his Master’s in Business Administration through Baker University, Baldwin, KS. Jeremy is an enrolled member of the Santee Sioux Tribe.