Navajo Tours USA is currently certified by the Business Regulatory Department as Priority 1, 100% Navajo-owned and controlled business, under Section 204 (A) (1) and (2) of the revised Navajo Nation Business Opportunity Act. More information is available at the Navajo Business Regulatory Department at the Division of Economic Development Building in St. Michaels, Arizona or contact by telephone (928) 871-6714 or 6718. Also available at www.navajobusiness.com. Navajo Tours USA is listed as a Business/Organization member of the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association.
Kialo Winters, Co-founder & Owner, is Navajo who lives on the Navajo Nation reservation in northwest New Mexico. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Education from Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO and has extensive experience in technology. Previously, he served as an Emergency Medical Technician in his community on the reservation. An advocate of place-based learning and adventure education, he brings a unique perspective to discovery tours for travel guests.
Terri Winters, a Co-founder & Owner, is also Navajo and the wife of Kialo. Previously, she also served as an Emergency Medical Technician in her community on the reservation. Terri is a mother, baker, and cook. She is a traditional food herbalist and is authoring a book titled, “Defining the Navajo Way of Life Through Food: 19 Authentic Navajo Foods Today.”
Nancy Upthegrove-Jaramillo, technical writer and advisor, is Seneca from New York. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Design & Planning from Empire State College, SUNY. She also holds a Master’s in Education from New Mexico Highlands University. She also holds a Level II teaching license. Nancy is a traditional holistic teacher/ practitioner of American Indian experiential learning with individuals and small groups. She is often a guest speaker and storyteller at local and regional events.
Eric Manolito, Executive Manager, is Navajo who grew up on the Navajo Nation reservation in northwest New Mexico. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Native American Studies from Stanford University, Stanford, CA. Eric is a consultant to Indigenous entrepreneurs and advocates intergenerational community-capacity building projects.