Our Staff

Dedicated to Serving Native Communities

Executive Staff

Chrystel Cornelius

Executive Director

(Ojibwe; Oneida)

Krystal Langholz

Chief Operating Officer

Florence Ludka

Chief Financial Officer


Programs Department

Lanalle Smith

Program Manager


Heather Rademacher Taylor

Programs Manager

Capacity Building

Christopher Hansen

Programs Officer

Financial Education & Asset Building


Caleb Selby

Programs Officer

Lindsey Sexton

Programs Officer

Lending & Capitalization Department

Finance Department

Data Management Department

Emily Trump

Lending and Compliance Manager

Debbie Powers


Isaiah Cornelius

OTIS Specialist



First Nations Oweesta Corporation
2432 Main Street
Longmont, CO 80501

Oweesta is an equal opportunity employer and provider.


Oweesta is the only existing Native CDFI intermediary offering financial products and development services exclusively to Native CDFIs and Native communities. Specifically, Oweesta provides training, technical assistance, investments, research, and policy advocacy to help Native communities develop an integrated range of asset-building products and services, including financial education and financial products.

Asset-building tools stimulate reservation economies by providing tribal members the opportunity to acquire financial management skills and build and accumulate assets through small business creation, homeownership, education, and much more.


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