Mikeala Purvis

Mikeala Purvis, the Lending Assistant for Oweesta, is an enrolled member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. She was born and raised in Traverse City, Michigan. She began her professional career after graduation, working full-time to complete her ASA. She continued her education with MOS Certification, Master Gardener Certification, and she is also a certified trainer in the Building Native Communities: Financial Skills for Families curriculum. She hopes to further her education and to continue supporting and building economic growth and development within Indigenous communities.

In her spare time, she is an active volunteer through the Master Gardener Extension Program. She is currently educating community members all throughout Northern Michigan about the importance of sustainable agriculture, pollinator importance, and safe agriculture consumption.


Oweesta Corporation
2432 Main Street, 1st Floor
Longmont, CO 80501

Oweesta is an equal opportunity employer and provider.


Oweesta is the longest standing 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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