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Meet the NavajoStrong Team

Tisheena Yazzie

Coordinator

Tisheena Yazzie grew up in Navajo White Mesa, Utah. She is Tábąąhá (Water's Edge clan), born for Tł 'ááshchí'í (The Red Bottom People clan), whose maternal grandfather's clan is Bit'ahnii (Within His Cover clan), and whose paternal grandfather's clan is Ta'neeszahnii (Tangle clan). She is the new Coordinator for Navajo Strong and a Health Educator for San Juan Public Health in Blanding, Utah. She graduated from Utah State University with a Bachelor's degree in Health Education and Promotion. She is the mother of two amazing children who are so happy to help put Navajo Strong bins together.

Kati Price

Marketing & Community Outreach

Kati is honored to be a part of Navajo Strong as the Marketing and Community Outreach. Kati is currently employed with Henry Schein One as an Association Campaign Marketing Manager. Kati is a mom to two "adult" boys, ages 21 and 18, and one fourteen-year-old daughter. In her spare time, she enjoys photography, mountain biking, and hiking in the beautiful Utah mountains.

Meredith Lam

Coordinator

Meredith grew up in Page and Prescott, Arizona. She is a proud member of the Diné tribe. Meredith has three children and has resided in Provo for fourteen years. She has a Bachelors's degree from BYU in English, with both a History and American Indian Studies minor. Currently, Meredith serves as the Coordinator for American Indian/Alaska Native Education for Provo City School District. As the coordinator, she is in charge of overseeing the education and cultural preservation of over 200 American Indian & Alaskan Native students in the Provo area. Meredith loves working at the school district level because it allows her to serve and highlight the voices of her Provo Native American community to the state of Utah.

Melissa Pickering

Administrative Support

Melissa grew up in St George, UT. She has been in the Northern Utah area for about six years after extensive travel to Oregon, Colorado, and Hawaii. Her background is in administrative support for small and growing teams. Currently, Melissa is pursuing a Bachelor's degree majoring in Business and Psychology at Utah Valley University. Her passion for service, personal growth, and healing has led her to volunteer with animal welfare and hospice groups. She is a certified Reiki Master and 200-hour Level Yoga Teacher. She resides in Lehi, UT with her dog Gracie.

Megan Nelson

Web Developer

Currently, Megan helps to maintain and develop the Navajo Strong website. She graduated with a dual degree in Computer Science and Political Science in May of 2019. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, painting, and coding.

Bud Frazier

Founding Executive Director

My name is Bud Frazier and I grew up in American Fork, Utah. When I was 17, we moved to Blanding, Utah - which borders the Navajo Community - to be closer to my grandparents. I am a proud Navajo American who spent much of my childhood with my grandparents, who lived on a mesa in a remote area with no electricity or running water. They taught me the importance of being Navajo. They taught me the Navajo language, stories of our ancestors, pride in our heritage, and resilience in our hardships. And of course, they taught me to herd sheep. Whenever I would visit I would help with the arduous task of hauling water, I would watch my grandmother prepare every meal using wood and coal instead of an electric stove, I would observe ancient practices using the medicine mother earth provided to heal the sick. These memories consumed me when COVID-19 was discovered because I knew the people still living in the Navajo Community would be greatly affected and underserved.

Core Contributors

Bud & Candee Frazier
Curtis & Teresa Frazier
Travis & Jessika Frazier
Shea Frazier
Tyler Frazier
Bahe Wilson

Nate Anderberg
Judy Barron
Brenda Munson
Megan Harris
Farrah Hudson
Kevin Kunz

Meredith Little
Megan Nelson
Melissa Pickering
Kati Price
Tisheena Yazzie

Those Who Have Contributed Above & Beyond

Matthew Frazier
Becca Berry
John Durling
Pete Sands
Eric & Kassie Christensen
Katie Graham
Elena Karas
Sahar Khadjenoury
Dough Kirmer
Kent Williamson
Deanna Weierholt
Tara Scarioni
Rita Sundberg
Todd Bailey
Blanding 2nd Ward
Jessi McKinley
Lladd McKinley
Provo City School District
Running Strong

DJ Battleship

Tania Dean, KSL
Allison Croghan, Fox 13
Tamara Vaifanua, Fox 13
Krista Allen, Navajo Times
Maren Jensen, KUTV
Jami Bayles
Alene Laney, San Juan Record
Ramsey Seweingyamwa
Kelli Morrow
Utah State University - Blanding
Liz Clawson
Mario Platero
Tammie Bedoni
YVonne Curely
Mike & Nicole Strong
Georgia Hafen
Jami Bayles
Parker at Enterprise Truck Rental

Ryan at Costco
Brody and the Utah Sunset

Fireman's Association

Dry Creek Physical Therapy

Utah Knights of Columbus
Mike Rowe & Returning the Favor
Brawny & Joan Creative
Family Literacy Centers, Inc.
Utah Navajo Health System, Inc.
Christkindmarkt
Subzero Nitrogen Ice Cream
Melāni Glass
Nuzzles & Co
Dolls of Hope
Jules Chan
Alicia Martin & Family
A Ripple International
Chuck and Tanya Schumaker
Leah Swenson & Family
Mandi Gubler, VintageRevivals

Shawna Berry

Judy Stevens

...and countless other Facebook friends and contributors.

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Yáʼátʼééh! Shí éí Bud Frazier yíníshyé’. 


Tł’ízí łání nishłį́. Hooghan łání báshíshchíín.

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