About Us

OUR MISSION

Our work is not just a two-person operation. Many of our trips are made with many wonderful people and organizations that make the time we spend on the reservation even more meaningful. Since we started working with Pine Ridge, our lives have been enriched by others who are willing to donate their valuable time and resources. Our work would not be possible without the generosity of many individuals nationwide that contribute to our organization. We are truly grateful for everyone’s support and will continue to carry on because of their collective contributions.

Bandelier National Monument, NM

Thomson Reuters Stu Wolfer Award, 2014

OUR STORY

Scott grew up in Mobridge, SD and works for Thomson Reuters as a Senior Sales Manager for ProLaw Software. He was the recipient of the prestigious, Stu Wolfer Award for his outstanding community service and work for the company. He got involved working with the Lakota in 2007, returning to support the reservations in South Dakota such as Cheyenne River, Standing Rock, Rosebud, and Pine Ridge. 

Joie grew up in Albuquerque, NM and is the founder of Lê Studio 45. She taught Literature & Composition at the High School and Community College levels and earned her doctoral degree in Education. She is passionate about finding alternative solutions in education for at-risk populations and continues to advocate for opportunities for underprivileged students. 

Together they have three kids who also volunteer their time and energy to help the organization. They continue to participate in numerous trips to serve the Pine Ridge community and have been patient and helpful volunteers every step of the way.

MAKE A DONATION

Alongside monetary donations, winter gear, sports equipment, blankets or bedding, food, diapers, formula, books and school supplies are always welcome! Please visit the link below to see how you can HELP!

BE A VOLUNTEER

Our work would not be possible without the assistance and partnerships of many great friends. If you’d like to join us on a trip or assist with preparations for a project, please JOIN US! 

SPREAD THE WORD

Pine Ridge is a beautiful landscape coupled with challenges that have tested the resilience of the Lakota for centuries. To learn more about Pine Ridge and the Lakota Nation, please visit the EDUCATION page.

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