Meet the Cooperative Extension Team

Sunny Guillory
Financial Literacy Program Coordinator

Sunny Guillory is enrolled member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, located in North and South Dakota. Sunny’s Lakota name, Wihenape wi’ “Rising Sun Woman”, was given to her by her grandparents, the late Reverend Innocent and Edna Goodhouse. Sunny is the mother of three and is passionate about supporting Native families in building financial assets. Sunny received her A.S. in Business Administration from Sitting Bull College and her B.S. in Business Management from the University of Mary.

Phone: 360-392-4280 Email: sguillory@nwic.edu

Vina Brown
Indigenous Programs Coordinator

Vina is from the Heiltsuk and Nuu Chah Nulth Nations. Her Heiltsuk name is Klakwa Glwa “Copper Canoe” of the Eagle Clan (Dadhiyasila). She is a certified Hatha Yoga Instructor and workshop facilitator. She received her BA in Native Studies and Leadership from Northwest Indian College in 2015 and will be receiving her Masters of Jurisprudence in Indigenous Law in December 2016. Vina is passionate about culture, community and strives to live an indigenous way of life.

Phone: 360-392-4239 Email: vbrown@nwic.edu

Starla Jefferson
Community Education & Engagement Coordinator

Starla is a proud member of the Lummi Nation Tribe. Her Traditional Name is K’wosenaut. She is a mother of four children and is currently pursuing her degree is Psychology and Human Services at Trinity Western University. She held various roles as a former employee of the Lummi Indian Business Council (1999 to 2018), including the Office of the Vice Chairman – Jr Policy position. Starla is an entrepreneur and co-founder of the Mad Fan Tickets & Entertainment Travel company. She is an active community member and enjoys being surrounded by tribal people of all nations. She lives by preserving, promoting and protecting her inherent right to fish, hunt and gather as member of the Lheq’temish People.

Phone: 360-392-4343 Email: sjefferson@nwic.edu

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