Kristine Flyinghawk
Kristine Flyinghawk
Native Communities Manager

I grew up on a farm near Crofton, Nebraska, and have always lived in rural America—this is where my family comes from. I want to raise my boys here, as I believe being raised in the area comes with security and a strong belief in values.

As a former contractor for the Center, I have worked on community gardening, small business development, food sustainability, and food demonstrations. I also taught family and consumer science classes at Santee Community School, and Native American Beading, Native American Textile Construction, and Introduction to Entrepreneurship as dual-credit classes at Nebraska Indian Community College. Recently, I completed my master’s degree in family and consumer science through the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Each day, I strive to be a part of the growth in the Center’s Tribal programs, as well as help facilitate new ideas on how to approach some of our goals as a team.

When I’m not working, I have three sons who keep me on my toes at all times. We love spending time outdoors together, whether we’re swimming, or getting dirty in the sandbox or garden.

Learn more about Kristine on our blog.