Advisory Council

The TSAF Advisory Council was created to advise, support, connect, and provide guidance to the leadership and general oversight of the grant and leadership programs while uplifting the mission, vision, and unique needs of the tribal communities served through the TSAF.

Please meet our TSAF Advisory Council

Daniel Wiggins Jr. (WI) Bad River or Bad River Band of Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians

“My name is Daniel Wiggins Jr and I currently sit on the Bad River Tribal Council, along with being employed as the Mashkiiziibii (Bad River) Natural Resource Department’s- Air Quality Technician (AQT). I have worked for the Bad River Tribe for over 10 years as the AQT and have had oversight of the Tribe’s Energy Activities since 2017. The Tribe recently became a member of the Midwest Tribal Energy Resources Association (MTERA), where I represent both the Tribe and MTERA as the Vice Chairperson of MTERA. Through the Tribe I have led policy development for large scale utilities, specifically for energy products and electrical transmission that runs through the reservation. In 2021 I also completed the task as Project Lead for the Ishkonige Nawadide Solar Microgrid Project, which installed over 500 kilowatts of solar and 1,000 kilowatt hours of batteries at three tribal facilities. The Tribe’s energy projects are further planned and executed on the Tribe’s ability to exercise energy sovereignty, and eventually reach the Tribe’s energy vision, “to empower and enable the community to move towards energy independence.

Collette Brown-Rodriquez (AZ) Confederated Salish Kootenai Tribe and Navajo Nation

Collette is a member of the Confederated Salish Kootenai Tribe and descendant of the Navajo Nation. Passionate about utilizing multidisciplinary expertise & public speaking background to influence tribal affairs while delivering optimal business results. Earned a Bachelor’s in Environmental Science from Salish Kootenai College in Pablo, Montana and earned a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona.
With 20+ years of experience as a project management & program development leader focused on natural resource development and tribal affairs, she has been integral to executing complex problem solving, resource management, and establishing organizational cohesion to engage tribes across North America. She has experience in uranium mine reclamation, coal, oil & gas, and base metals mining operations and project development. 
Currently she is the Director, Community and Tribal Relations for Avantus (Formerly 8minute Solar) company.  She also serves as one of the Independent Directors of Apollo Silver a silver exploration and resource development company based in Vancouver.

Stephanie Bostwick (WA) Blackfeet Tribe

Stephanie Bostwick is a former Aerospace Engineer who has spent the past 6 years teaching Engineering, Physics and Math at community and technical colleges in Washington State. Three years ago, she successfully started an engineering program at Lake Washington Institute of Technology and she is now working to launch a similar program at Northwest Indian College (NWIC). This new program will include sustainability and renewable energy, with a focus on smart-grid technology.

Jackson Brossy (DC) Navajo Nation

Mr. Brossy serves as the Assistant Administrator for the Office of Native American Affairs, at the U.S. Small Business Administration. In this role, Mr. Brossy serves as a senior executive providing support for Native entrepreneurs, small businesses and government contractors. Before SBA, Mr. Brossy served as executive director for both the Native CDFI Network, and the Navajo Nation Washington Office. He is an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation and attended Stanford University and Harvard University.