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Northwest Indian College is a fully-accredited Tribal college chartered by the Lummi Nation. 

Its primary goal is to serve the educational and training needs of Pacific Northwest Tribes and their people. NWIC’s name in the Lummi language, XWLEMI ELH>TAL>NEXW SQUL (the people’s education), is the basis for the college’s mission, which states: Through education, Northwest Indian College promotes Indigenous self-determination and knowledge.

Our main campus is located on the Lummi Reservation near Bellingham, Washington, with extended campus sites situated on reservations in Washington and Idaho.

For General Inquiries and Phone Transfers

General questions, directory information, location, hours, phone transfer requests and all other inquiries, please contact the campus switchboard.

(360) 676-2772
2522 Kwina Rd. Bellingham, WA 98226

For the Media, Special Guests, Marketing and Advertising

For media requests, special guests of the President as well as advertising and marketing opportunities, please contact the Public Information Officer & Special Projects Manager.

The Public Information Office does not complete academic requests such as transcripts, advising, enrollment, financial aid, etc. Please contact the switchboard to be connected to the right department.

(360) 392-4236
(360) 746-4307

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NWIC Department Directory

Contact Information

NWIC serves students throughout the Pacific Northwest, Canada, and beyond. In addition to the main campus, located on the Lummi Reservation, the College has six full service extended campus sites located at Muckleshoot, Nez Perce, Nisqually, Port Gamble S’Klallam, Swinomish, and Tulalip.

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NWIC Staff & Faculty

Lummi - Main Campus Phone & Email Directory

Update: 2021-03-23
Name (Last/First)Position TitleWork PhoneWork Email
Lewis, BarbaraNWIC Foundation Executive
Finkbonner, TaleshaGrants Accountant
Jefferson, RichardLibrary Technician
Jefferson, HeatherWellness
Savo, BeckyCARES Acts Grants
(Vacant)Port Gamble S'Klallam Site — Instructional Technician(360) 297-6215
Brennan, NatashaPublic Information
Pratt, KatelynnAdmissions Program
Swift, FrancinePort Gamble S'Klallam Site — Site Manager360-297-6215*
Alexander, ChareneResearch & Project Coordinator
Arques, SylvieFaculty – NES (GIS)
Aziz, NahrinFaculty – Early
Ballew, LavonneSecurity
Ballew, TimFaculty –
Banel, JoanStudent Connections Prog
Morris, RayanneVP — Institutional Effectiveness and
Ferron-Guppy, MichelleDirector – Human
Boome, LoraTraditional Plants/Foods
Conway, JayConstruction
Cueva, PatriciaDirector — Institutional Data, Reporting, and
Dallman, JasonFaculty – Human Services/
James, JasonFacilities and Maintenance
DeCoteau, RobertDirector –
Ellsworth, SpencerE-Learning
Eningowuk, FredBFET
Evans, RandyCommunity Outreach Prog
Freeman, WilliamDirector –
Galindo, JoalDonor Cultivation –
Gobert, GayleneSwinomish Site — Site
George, NoraTesting Center
Willup, LindaSwinomish Site — Instructional
Goold, JustinAdministrator –
Grant, NatashaCSS Administrative
Guillory, SunnyFinancial Literacy
Hawley-Sitting Horse, EmmaFinancial Aid Specialist (CSS)
Henry, SkylaTulalip — Instructional
Humphreys-Shafer, KathyFaculty - ABE /
Cleveland, MarcusFaculty - TGBM360-
Hunter, RosaSSRC - Staff Researcher /Lab
Ignacio, LeilaniFaculty – Human Services/
VacantTrainer – Financial Literacy360-255-4414
Jamshedi, AdibFaculty –
Jefferson, AngelExtended Campus
Jefferson, StacieAssist VP Research & Sponsored
Jimmy, MartyLibrary Technician
Kawakone, TahneeDept Manager – Center for
Keith, ColetteTulalip Site – Site
Kinley, SharonDirector – Coast Salish
Koohbour, SinaFaculty/Math & Writing Center
Koos, KyleWeb Systems
Lane, AdamAdmissions Recruiter (CSS)
Logan, CodyTechnician – Computer/
Jefferson-Ayosa, TabithaCampus
Mabanglo-Mayor, RebeccaLibrary Technician
Mahle, GregDept Chair – CARE
Mathias, JamesAthletic
Maudsley, LauraDirector - TVR
Goddard, OrindaTVR Participant Coordinator &
McBeth, ValerieDirector of
McCluskey, DonaldFaculty – Native Studies
McBride McGee, MarCiaFaculty – First Year Exp/
Mele Mai, DebbiResearch & Sponsored Progs
Weisenburger, FernLibrary Technician
Morris, BrandonDepartment Chair -
Nishiyama, ShaynaFinancial Aid
Neal, DeniseStudent Connections Coach
Norman, EmmaDepartment Chair -
Oreiro, DaveVP – Campus Dev & Admin
Orloff, JuliaSTEM Alumni and Retention
Paxson, ArielEnrollment Serv Prog Specialist (CSS)
Peacock, Melissa "Misty"Director – Salish Sea Research
Point, MelissaDept Assist – Facilities/
Pouley, JessicaDept Assist – Facilities/
Retasket, VictoriaDean of Student Life (CSS)
Revard, CameronInformation Systems
Roberts, CharliePurchasing
Roberts, CindyProgram Assist – Enrollment Serv (CSS)
Roberts Sr, PaulFiscal Technician I /
Rodriguez, KatrinaComm Advocate - Native
Rombold, JohnSSRC Assistant
Salazar, Gabriela "Gaby"Faculty – Speech
Salhus, ClarissaFinance
Brown, ChammoritaExecutive Assistant –
Serpa, JennyNisqually Site – Site
Picard, AngelaNez Perce Site – Site Manager208-621-4605*
Strombeck, VictoriaNez Perce Site – Instructional Tech.208-621-3634*
Smith-Woodruff, AlisaNisqually Site – Instructional
Solomon, RuthIndigenous Food
Stuart-Stevenson, KathyFaculty -
Sullivan, JacobFaculty – Native Studies
Tageant, CarmenFaculty – Human Serv/Chemical
Tamburini, MatteoFaculty -
Tham, McKenzieTVR Participant
Thomas, RandallMedia Center / IT Help
Tom, KeithDirector - Resident Life
Tom, ReathaAccounts Payable
Urbanec, JessicaNES Lab Manager / Field
Vendiola, RudyDean of
(Vacant)Associate Dean of Academics
Wall, MelissaProgram Specialist – WorkForce
Walsey, VictoriaFaculty -
Webber, KatawnyAdmissions Program Assistant (CSS)
Woodenlegs-Boling, StormySwitchboard/Mailroom Operator (CSS)
Cabral, NicoleMuckleshoot Site — Site
Yazzie, AissaFaculty/Student Research Coor -

Garcia, Joseph


360 961-1306
Ripoyla, DavidLife CoachExt.
Jefferson, SamanthaSafety/COVID-19
Norton, ChandraNSL & CARE
Petta, SpringFaculty -
Plaster Revey, ClaraFinancial Aid Program
Phair, ElizabethStudent Accounts
Smith, PrestonInstructional Designer-Student Services/
Solomon, JessicaAdministrative Assistant - Dean of
High, JamesSecond Year Academic & Career
Aceveda, JustinFirst Year and Passport
Hill, AngelTGBM
Quasula, RochoneWomen's Basketball
Redsteer, LisaEngineering Outreach and Club
Lamositele, Lauia "Fiafia"Student Activities / Leadership and Indigenous Service Learning Coordinator 
Zamudio-Lane, Zoyann "Zoy"Human Resources
Finkbonner-Mohr, BeckyHuman Resources
Solomon, CarineHuman Resources Assistant / COVID-19
Vigil, RaquelChief Financial
Miller, CalvinAdmissions
James, SandraNES
Miles, NataneSSRC Research
Polasky, MichelleEagle's Market —
Tom, CrystalCafeteria —
Ballew, La TonyaCafeteria —
Redsteer, KyleEagle's Market & Cafeteria
Gorman, YakaiyastaiBehavioral Health Program Coordinator
Gorman, NathanialNative Studies Leadership
Al-Asfour, Ahmed TGBM
Martinez, CarlosEnglish Adjunct
Grendon, ChristinaAdjunct NSL
Hockstra, DaleFaculty -
Tsai, FloraFaculty -
Owen, KimFaculty -
Tulluck, MarcoAdjunct
Durkee, MatthewAdjunct
Davis, NathanaelAdjunct

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