Joe Resch is a life-long Naturalist with broad knowledge and experience in Organic Gardening, Nursery Management, Horticulture. He is currently studying Permaculture and Indigenous agriculture with the intent of finding natural solutions for our ecological challenges
Joe has worked in the plant industry for over ten years, most recently in retail nursery management. The most rewarding thing for him, however, is helping people to connect with Nature. .
Joseph has served a term as Secretary for Columcille Megalith Park's board of directors and is currently the project leader for their Forest, Flora, and Fauna Committee as well as an advisory board member. He is Managing Director for Antinanco Earth Arts School, and also leads Antinanco's effort to help the functionally-extinct American Chestnut tree as Project Coordinator.
Joe is a dedicated father and loves spending time with his daughter, Serenity. His dream is to help bring humankind and Nature back to a peaceful, loving, and mutually beneficial relationship.
Jane L. Fitzpatrick
Honoring Indigenous Cultures
Jane Fitzpatrick has worked as a writer, production assistant, associate producer and featured extra on multiple film productions. She has owned & operated several film-related businesses including Sacajawea The Movie, Spirit Wind Films and Broken Hand Productions. She has devoted the last 10 years of her career securing a powerful team to produce an epic film on the life of Sacajawea. Along with the feature length screenplay, Sacajawea, The Windcatcher, which was Nominated and Selected for Best Period Piece, at the Action On Film International Film Festival in 2013, she is writing a novel to accompany the distribution of the film.
Jane, a writer for over 30 years, has written three children's books as well as a family-centered script entitled, Kimama’s Wings, and she’s developing the script for Pomp, a miniseries based on Sacajawea's son, Jean Baptiste Charbonneau. In addition to her writing, she co-operates an inspirational online store (www.spiritwindcollection.com) with her daughter, Shawna Fitzpatrick.
Art & Design/Marketing
Burton Guerue is an enrolled member of the Rosebud Reservation and the great grandson of Chief William Spotted Tail, a Brule Tribal Chief, and diplomatic leader for his people.
Burton is trained in carpentry, construction, welding as well as small gas and automatic engines, and his uses these skills to help make life better for his people on the reservation.
Burton founded Spotted Tail Creations to show case his traditional beadwork, an art that was passed down to him from the elders. He makes authentic moccasins, leggings, clothing and emblems in the traditional ways of the Lakota Sioux. His passion is sharing the stories handed down from his Lakota Oyate to help preserve the oral history for future generations.
Burton serves as a liason for PAZA with the Rosebud Tribe and as a coordinator for ongoing missions.
Jim Standing Bear Wheatly
Jim Standing Bear Wheatly was raised in Oklahoma, and he is from the Comanche and Choctaw Nations. Jim spent 20 plus years working for Ford in Marketing. Sales and Logistics, both domestic and internationally. His expertise in this field was recognized by Ford and many of his techniques were adopted by the company.
Jim’s heart has always been for his Native people. He remembers as a young boy seeing the poverty-stricken Native Indian communities and vowed that someday he would be part of the solution. Jim kept that promise through out his life by using his knowledge and skills to provide for tribes in need.
The tragic death of his son in 2016 only strengthend his resolve and commitment to fighting drugs and alcoho-l abuse, suicide, and human trafficking on the reservations. Jim's priority is to bring hope to the youth through creating programs that support these initiatives. He also passionately serves and honors the elder communities as it is their wisdom/knowledge of traditinal ways is what he believes will carry forward the next generation of Native Americans.
Jim is a fully adopted member of the Cheyenne/Arapaho Tribe, Chickasaw Nation, as well as the Mini Cou Jou Lakota Sioux. This is a testament to his walk with the Creator as a true Warrior following the Red Road in service to his Native people.