Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Holloman, Leslie Mason, and Gerard Rodriguez to our Board of Directors. At our May meeting, the Board approved the addition of Michael and Leslie, and welcomed Gerard to the Board this July.
Biographies (pictured clockwise, beginning top-left):
Michael Holloman is a registered member of the Associate Director Confederated Tribes of the Colville Indian Reservation, and associate professor in Fine Arts at Washington State University. Leslie Mason is the Donor Relationship Manager at Willamette Falls Trust, a non-profit elevating Tribal voices and working to create public access at Willamette Falls. Gerard also works for Willamette Falls Trust, where he is the Associate Director of Tribal Affairs and Engagement. Learn more about our new Board Members on our website.
Leslie Mason is the Donor Relationship Manager at Willamette Falls Trust, a non-profit elevating Tribal voices and working to create public access at Willamette Falls.
Gerard Rodriguez brings years of experience supporting Indigenous led projects and efforts to reclaim land, protect water, and practice traditional Native stewardship in what is now called the Portland metro area. His background in community engagement provides an important lens for the Trust’s efforts to partner with community leaders who have worked hard to bring Indigenous voices to the forefront of decision making in shaping spaces on Native land.