The TLE Team

Growing Our Own

Stephanie Hall, Executive Director

Stephanie grew up in Leupp, AZ, where she helped her family at Beaver farm and with her family's horses and sheep. After she graduated high school, she joined the U.S. Army as a public affairs specialist and traveled the world on assignments and one deployment to Afghanistan. After she was honorable discharged, she pursued and was awarded a Bachelor's of Arts in Anthropology with a minor in Ethics from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX.

Stephanie is a proud mother and daughter and hopes to strengthen her family and community by helping to develop and implement community-based projects.

VACANT, Business Manager

Nalda Thomas, Administrative Assistant

Nalda Thomas is originally from Tolani Lake, AZ. She is of the Reed People born for Mexican People. She grew up learning about dry-land farming from her grandmother and mother. She went to school for food and livestock and is currently taking business classes.

Joining TLE in 2018 opened up more opportunities to learning about regenerative agriculture and Native foods. In addition to her duties, she works on increasing her planting knowledge and working on the business aspects of TLE.

AJ Taptto, Youth Program Manager (Interim)

Burrell Jones is from Grandfalls, Arizona. Currently, he is the Youth Program Manager at Tolani Lake Enterprises. He enjoys working with the youth and learning from them. He also provide opportunities for them to learn and improve their talents and capabilities as future leaders for our communities.

Chance Foster, Regenerative Economies Coordinator (Interim)

Chanse Foster is currently the Regenerative Economies Coordinator at TLE. She holds an associates degree from Mesa Community College and is in pursuit of a Bachelor's Degree. She is a proud mother of three future Diné leaders. She grew up in Tolani Lake, AZ, as a child, which led her to becoming passionate and committed to helping restore her land and her Diné culture.

VACANT, Gardener

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