Copper Bear Consulting

We Build Nations

Helping tribal leaders build their nations to better the lives of their citizens.

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What We Offer

Fee to Trust

Grants and Contracts

Construction Management

Self Governance

Copper Bear Consulting

Our Focus Areas

Building Tribal Nations

Economic Development and Job Creation

Tourism and Recreation

Agricultural and Food Sovereignty

Highway and Public Transportation

Matchmaking Tribes to Investors

Health and Human Services

Public Facilities and Infrastructure

Housing and Infrastructure

Veteran Affairs

Child Care and Public Education

Meet the Copper Bear Team

Lisa Kraft


Tribal Affiliation:  Citizen Potawatomi



Charles P. Meloy

Strategic Planning Director

US Veteran: Navy, Coast Guard




Robby Jack

Senior Realty Specialist

Tribal Affiliation: Creek/Chickasaw



Gena Rice

Realty Specialist

Tribal Affiliation: Children are Caddo



Chris Thomas

Contracting Officer’s Technical Representative/Project Manager

American Indian-(unenrolled)

Oklahoma Army National Guard (Retired)

Combat Veteran (27 years)

Vickie Canfield

Executive Director

Federal grant writing expert (over $40 million)

Health/Hospital Accreditation and Justice Funding (36 years)


Monique Dodd

Marketing Director

Tribal Affiliation:  Choctaw/Chickasaw

American Indian Woman Business Development Advocate and Entrepreneur (27 years)

Owner of Prestige Valet 


Clint Eastep

Business Development Director

Tribal Affiliation: Choctaw/Creek

Indian Economic Development Advocate and Entrepreneur (22 years)

Owner of Arrow Building Solutions


Shanna Landin


Tribal Affiliation:  Citizen Potawatomi

Job Analysis Researcher, Statistics & Performance Measurements Analyst, IT Support of Software, & Project Auditing

CPA and Mortgage Banker (33 years)


Danny Phan

Solutions Engineer

Support for Cloud Computing & Information Security

Owner of Phantomtech (16 years)

Jayke Flaggert

Project Manager 

Owner of Flaggert and Associates Consulting (3 years)

Current Campaign Manager for Stephanie Bice

Former Political Director for Oklahoma Governor Stitt

Jeff Krones

Human Resources

Organizational Development Solutions (15 years)


Shirl Eastep

Active Senior Executive Service, Independent Consultant

Human Resources Expert (25 years)

Testing & Assessment

 Tribal Affiliation:  Creek/Choctaw



Chris Rau

Command Chief Warrant Officer & 5 Star Combat Veteran

OK Army National Guard (30 years), Military, Captain Oklahoma City Police Department

Human Resources Expert (27 years)

Testing & Assessment

Charles Weeks II

U.S. Federal Marshal – Western District (Retired)

Major OK Highway Patrol(Retired)Commanding Officer over Executive Security (2 OK Governors)

Diplomat/Law Enforcement Expert (31 years)

Testing & Assessment

James (Mike) Hendrickson

Oklahoma Army National Guard – Combat Vet (Retired)

Federal Law Enforcement Expert (32 years)

State Investigator Major Crimes

Testing & Assessment

Pride In Our Work

We’re proud of our team and the work we are doing in Oklahoma Indian Country.

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