Ms. Langholz is the Chief Operating Officer for First Nation Oweesta Corporation, overseeing strategic development and programming.
Before joining the First Nations Oweesta Corporation, Ms. Langholz was the founding Executive Director of Hunkpati Investments, a certified Community Development Financial Institution on the Crow Creek Indian Reservation. During her tenure, Hunkpati Investments grew its small business and consumer portfolio; led an innovative foods program; and developed several innovative asset building programs. These asset building programs included a youth and adult matched savings (IDA) program, a Credit Builder program, and VITA program.
While earning her MA in Anthropology and International Community Development from Colorado State University, she specialized in Lakota community development and micro lending. During this time, Ms. Langholz also interned with the Lakota Funds, a CDFI on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
Ms. Langholz serves on Community Steering Committee of Prosperity Now and on the Advisory Board of the Center for Indian Country Development. Before her time at Colorado State University, she did her undergraduate degree at Luther College, a liberal arts college in Decorah, Iowa, double majoring in religion and anthropology.
Ms. Langholz has worked with and served many non-profits in various capacities, including Right Sharing of World Resources, Habitat for Humanity, Northeast Iowa Community Action, and the Camp Fire Boys and Girls Club.