Noah Blue Elk Hotchkiss (S.Ute/S.Cheyenne/Caddo)-Founder and Board President-Noah Founded the Tribal Adaptive Organization in 2015 with the help of Olympian Billy Mills(Lakota) and his DreamStarter program. Injured in a car accident in 2009 Noah has become a role model for Native Americans with disabilities. He credits his participation in sports with giving him the drive to succeed. Noah was a National Champion in both Downhill skiing and Wheelchair Basketball and is active in the outdoors. Noah is attending the University of Illinois Urbana/Champagne and plays for their Men’s Wheelchair Basketball team.
Bethany McManus (Mohawk)-Treasurer
Bethany is the owner and CEO of McManus accounting firm in Durango Colorado. She has served on many non-profit boards and is also an avid sports fan. Bethany graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Science in Communications from Boston University. Her accounting specialty is in helping businesses start and grow with strong accounting practices.
Kristina John (Navajo/Hopi)-Board Secretary
Kristina graduated from the University of Colorado Law school and practiced Native American law for many years before becoming a full time Mom. Kristina and her family maintain residences in both Durango and back home in Sweetwater AZ. She is a great supporter of both local and National sports.
Amanda Tsosie (Diné/Navajo) is a graduate of Exercise Science from Fort Lewis College. While at Fort Lewis, she obtained valuable interpersonal skills working with the Athletic Training and Exercise Science programs. Currently she works at Presbyterian Medical Services as Care Coordinator-Delegated but also managed Health Promotion classes and activities for the community. In addition, she is an Adjunct Instructor for San Juan College teaching Personal Health and Wellness/Weight Loss and Weight Training. Amanda has also achieved her Personal Training Certificate with ACSM in 2017.