Meet the Cooperative Extension Team

Sunny Guillory
Financial Literacy Program Coordinator & Trainer

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:

Ruth Solomon
Workshop Coordinator

Ruth is from Lummi Nation and a mother of three and grandmother of ten grandchildren. Ruth has a passion for family and wellness and enjoys giving back to her community. She organizes the annual Weavers Teaching Weaver’s Gathering and is the liaison for Continuing Education. She is a graduate from Northwest Indian College with an A.A.S. General Direct Transfer Degree. She has been employed at NWIC for 20+ years, with 11+ years in her current position.

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:

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: