A member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe and a K-8 Elementary Education major of Oglala Lakota College, has worked several years as an elementary education teacher both on and off the reservation. Received his Ma. Ed. From Oklahoma City University Gifted and Talented Education. Has work as director of gifted and talented education, served as Dean of Education and faculty of Oglala Lakota College. Is currently a doctoral candidate at University of South Dakota.