Scott helped establish the very first Chahta Foundation scholarship—an honor he considers one of the proudest moments of his life. He credits a positive college experience at Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology with nurturing his skills and career in visual media.
Scott began a career with the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma as a Media Design Consultant for the Career Development and Asset Building Departments. Today, he works with the Foundation to connect Choctaw students with funding that promotes a positive college experience and a brighter future.
Should come in handy when Scott walks the stage to receive his master’s degree from Grand Canyon University.
Photographer, videographer, editor, sound guy—Scott has got a lot of names around here.
Because someone has to keep us on beat and chant for our employee social dance troupe.
Martha has always been in the business of helping people. She started her career in Human Resources and spent ten years handling employee relations and development before transitioning to a role that allowed her to put her English Literature Degree from Austin College to work. For five years, Martha served as a grant writer for the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, helping to secure millions in federal funding for educational and social service programs.
Today, Martha coordinates that effort on behalf of the Chahta Foundation. Her talents have helped bring funding and life to the Foundation’s initiatives and vision. Martha considers every day an opportunity to connect more Choctaw Tribal Members with solutions and resources to help them succeed. With her help we’re able to make a positive impact on the lives of Choctaw people.
Because when she isn’t writing, she’s reading.
Martha speaks four different languages.
Known for her green thumb, Martha enjoys growing and cultivating her garden.
Seth’s life and work are dedicated to three pillars–health, family and the Choctaw people. In college, he served as a member of the Native American Council at Southeastern Oklahoma State University, a student-led group that focused on Native issues and initiatives—all while earning a degree in Business Administration and Marketing.
After graduating, Seth worked for the Choctaw Nation’s Success Through Academic Recognition (STAR) program to encourage academic achievement and increase college aspirations among Choctaw students ages 6-18. Since 2011, Seth has worked with the Chahta Foundation, blending skill and enthusiasm to benefit the Choctaw people. Together, Seth and his team have developed innovative programs that elevate education, wellness and culture among Choctaws living across the United States.
What can we say,
Seth enjoys exercising.
Comes in handy when creating new initiatives.
Because tradition is important and there’s no better way to keep the knowledge flowing than to read it first-hand.