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.
Judie Wilson, Financial Director
Judie Wilson is originally from Wisconsin and has lived in Arizona since 1988. She earned her Bachelor Degree in Accountancy from Northern Arizona University in 1997. Judie has lived with her husband in Birdsprings since 1998 and has been with TLE since May 2004 when their office moved to the former TL trading post.
Judie enjoys working with the dedicated TLE staff in facing both the economic and environmental sustainability challenges on the Navajo Nation.
Aletha Johnson, Administrative Assistant
Originally from Canyon Diablo, Aletha moved off the reservation to pursue her education and gained an Associates of Science Degree. She worked for several years in health care and dedicated herself to raising her 4 beautiful children in an urban setting. Yet her native roots drew her back to the reservation and her community. She felt longing to raise her children with more connection to their traditions and to give back to the community where she grew up. As a way to strengthen her connection to the community she was drawn to the work at TLE and started as a volunteer and is now taking on the Administrative Assistant Position. She is driven to make a positive impact in her community and feels like TLE mission is a perfect fit. She is a dedicated wife and mother, a 3rd generation silversmith, loves to ride horses and is an aspiring gardener.
Burrell Jones, Youth Program Manager
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.
Lyle Yazzie, Lead Garden Technician
Chance Foster, Regenerative Economies Intern
Chanse Foster is currently the Regenerative Economies Intern 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.
Nalda Thomas, Food Literacy Intern