Ken has been in the LP industry for 12 years: 8 years as a driver/installation tech and the last 4 as a General Manager. Ken is extremely thankful he started at the bottom as he understands what his job entails.
Mr. Thunder Hawk’s overall goal is to create a better living environment by remaining highly dedicated to maintaining high standards to educate all government agencies, government officials, and partnerships about the Standing Rock Lakota/Dakota Nation, its needs, people, culture, political system and laws. He is focusing on new construction, rehabilitation projects and to operate and achieve his goals to assist all families living in the communities of Cannonball, Porcupine, Fort Yates, Kenel, Bear Soldier, Bullhead, Little Eagle, and Wakpala located on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. Mr. Thunder Hawk brings extensive experience in property management, project management, organizational leadership, project coordination, and strategic planning to his role at Standing Rock Community Development Corporation.
Heidi Long is the Director of Operations, she ensures the organization’s daily operations and business activities run smoothly and as efficiently as possible. Previous to joining the SRCDC Team in January of 2019, Heidi was a federal social worker in the Child Protection Services field, as she assisted in building a Social Services program. Heidi received an AS Degree in Human Services from Sitting Bull College, and then earned a BS Degree in the field of Social Work from the University of North Dakota. Heidi has a strong commitment to serving the needs of the people, with a strong interest in building rapport with the community resources that are available to the people being served.
Heidi is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe. She enjoys spending time with family and friends. Heidi is inspired to be a part of the SRCDC Team and the great things that await.
Ray Moore Sr. is the Food Sovereignty Initiative Director. He attended Sitting Bull College and the University of Montana. Ray has thirty (30) years of experience in Natural Resources field, and Wildland Fire. Ray is a small business owner of a wildland fire company, in which he hopes to help his community with his expertise within this field. Ray strives to promote food sovereignty on Standing Rock and is dedicated to preserving the Lakota/Dakota way of life.
An enrolled member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and a resident of the Cannon Ball/Solen area, Volney also has a small ranch south of Solen raising horses. He has been involved with the Language Preservation and Revitalization of our dialects here on Standing Rock for about the last 5 years. He is a semi-fluent Dakhota speaker raised with his grandparents in the Cannon Ball area with the Dakhota dialect, so he feels he has an awesome opportunity to keep the language efforts going!
Deeken was born at the Fort Yates HIS emergency room on October 18 th 1979, to Kim Eugene Means of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe (minicoju) and Patricia Gail Wortman of McLaughlin, SD. He grew up on the South Dakota side of the Standing Rock reservation, McLaughlin/Wakpala area.
Deeken got his G.E.D. in ’97 through the Gillette Community College campus in Gillette, WY. In ’98 he continued on to college at United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck, ND for building trades. He graduated in July of ’00 with an AAS Degree in Construction Technology. Deeken has worked in the construction/building trades industry for the past 22 years all over the country.