People's Partner for Community Development staff are active in the community and business owners.
Sharon has served as the Executive Director for PPCD since 2010. She previously worked for the Tribe’s Economic Development Committee where she was responsible for grant management and reporting, overseeing the budget and external communications with partners and the public. Sharon is a business owner. Ms. Small is an enrolled member of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe.
Tommy has worked for PPCD since February 2012. Before working for PPCD, Tommy worked as a Dorm Attendant at St. Labre Indian Catholic School and a Financial Aid Administrator for Chief Dull Knife College. Tommy is a graduate of Chief Dull Knife College and Colstrip High School. He grew up on a cattle ranch on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation. Tommy is a small business owner.
Kurri has worked for PPCD since October 2018. Kurri graduated from St. Labre Indian Catholic Academy as the top of her class in 2014 and moved on to graduate from Mount St. Mary's University with a Bachelors Degree in Community, Culture and Education in 2018. She is an enrolled member of the Crow Tribe but born and raised on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation.
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Peggy has been our Community Facilitator since 2017. She is the instructor for our Credit Builder classes and co-facilitates other financial literacy classes. She received her B.S. Degree in Education from Eastern Montana College. After teaching for seven years, Peggy obtained her M.S. in Vocational Rehab Counseling. She subsequently worked for the Northern Cheyenne Recovery Center before going to the Lame Deer Public Schools and serving as a Guidance Counselor for 22 years. She has acquired her Certificate for Accredited Credit Counselor. Peggy is an enrolled member of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe and has lived in the Kirby and Busby area most of her life. Peggy and her family also raise cattle and she enjoys riding and hiking around the reservation lands.