Dedicated experts with a proven record of success.
Tuba City Team
For the past five years, the Change Labs team worked collaboratively to run a virtual business incubator and annual innovation events around the Navajo Nation.
Heather's background is in design and innovation consulting. She started her career in Silicon Valley and transitioned to the public sector innovation after taking on successful volunteer work. She founded Catapult Design in San Francisco in 2008 and led the company's work on the Navajo Nation. Heather is born for the Bitahnii clan.
Jessica's extensive background in business counseling and starting businesses on the Navajo Nation makes her a powerful ally for Navajo startups. She runs the business incubator and hand-selects mentors for the program. Jessica is born for the Bitahnii clan.
Change Labs has an informal Advisory Committee to support the strategic direction of the Project and its activity. The Committee is Native-led and represents top minds in business, financing, and creative entrepreneurship.
Native Capital Access
Navajo Technical University
The Grand Canyon Trust serves as the fiscal sponsor and incubator for all programs within Change Labs. The Trust provides administrative support to ensure the Project can build a strong foundation.
Senior Director of Development