our change labs organizers


 
 
 
 

Heather Fleming

CATAPULT DESIGN

Born in Tuba City, Heather is the CEO and co-founder of Catapult Design in Denver. Heather is a former adjunct lecturer at Stanford University, senior lecturer at CCA, design consultant in Silicon Valley, and Board member of the Dine' Chamber of Commerce. She is a prominent speaker on the role of design/business/innovation in development. Heather supports emerging entrepreneurs with engineering and design support.  

Heather was born for the Bitahnii (the Folded Arm People).

 

Jessica Stago

GRAND CANYON TRUST / NABIN

Jessica joined the Trust in 2016 as the Program Manager of NABIN, which supports the growth of native-owned businesses. Jessica hopes to use her bachelor's degree from Arizona State University and MBA from the University of Phoenix to build an ecosystem for entrepreneurship in Native communities. She grew up traveling between Teesto, Arizona, her home community on the Navajo reservation, and the small town of Winslow, Arizona where she still lives today. Her teenage son Josiah plays sports year-round, so when she is not working, she spends her time watching football, basketball, or baseball.  

 
 
 
 

Natasha Hale

GRAND CANYON TRUST / NABIN

Originally from the community of Twin Lakes, Natasha is the Native American Program Manager for Grand Canyon Trust and lead of the Native American Business Incubator Network. Prior to  the Trust, Natasha was a legislative staff assistant for the Navajo Nation Office of the Speaker, and she helped address issues affecting the Navajo people at the local, state, and federal levels. 

Natasha is Dine' (Navajo) from the Nooda'i Dine'e (Ute Clan), and her maternal grandfather is Hashk'aa hadzohi (Yucca Fruit on a String Clan). She is also Saudi Arabian.