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:

Vina Brown
Traditional Plants & Foods Specialist

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:

Dionne Adams
Traditional Foods Educator

Dionne Adams is an enrolled member of the Lummi Nation and Squiala Reserve in British Columbia. Dionne was blessed with the traditional name Welos-ia that was given to her by her father. She has one son who is also from Lummi Nation. She is passionate about her culture. She continuously works with her people including elders in learning how to live healthy with the traditional ways. She has her A.A.S General Direct Transfer Degree from Northwest Indian College and is currently working on her BA Human Services Degree from NWIC.

Phone: 360-392-4248 Email:

Christina Grendon
Community Outreach Program Coordinator

Christina Grendon is an enrolled member of the Sauk Suiattle Indian Tribe. Christina’s traditional name, Ste-wat-alth was given to her by aunt. Christina is a mother of two and is passionate about learning her culture and helping other Native people learn about theirs. Christina received her A.A.S (Direct Transfer Degree) from Whatcom Community College and her Bachelors in Native Studies Leadership from Northwest Indian College. She is currently working on her Master’s in Public Administration with a concentration in Tribal Governance at The Evergreen State College.

Phone: 360-392-4259

Ethel Greene
Cultural Studies Coordinator

Ethel, an enrolled member of Nez Perce Tribe, lives on the Nez Perce Indian Reservation where she works for Northwest Indian College’s Nez Perce site as the Cultural Studies Coordinator. The focus of the position is to promote and engage indigenous cultural arts in Eastern Washington and Oregon, including the development of a Tribal museum studies program. Ethel is an experienced weaver – she has taught corn husk and yarn weaving at various events in Washington, Oregon and Idaho for NNABA, Confluence Project, Nez Perce Arts Council and special requests. She has also learned how to gather cedar bark and other weaving materials during past thirty years. Ethel has employment experience as: Cultural Arts Coordinator, 2010 Census -Tribal Partnership Specialist, Bicentennial Coordinator, Tribal Transportation Planner, Tribal School Grants Coordinator and 15 plus years as a teacher in Alaska.

Phone: 208-843-7409 Email:

Stan Greene

Stan Greene comes to the Northwest Indian College from the Fraser Valley in British Columbia. Stan is well-known for his carving and painting using the Coast Salish style of Design. Northwest Indian College is honored to have Stan Greene here offering knowledge and techniques of the Coast Salish Design.