Denyse Carr

Denyse Carr

Pueblo of Laguna/Hopi

Project analyst | Travois Asset Management & Compliance

As a project analyst, I assist our asset managers with monthly draws, agency and investor reporting and the collection of supporting documentation to support capital distributions to projects. I'm also responsible for tracking, completing, and submitting deliverables for new projects once closing has occurred with an equity investor.

One of my biggest strengths is my attention to detail and my passion for serving Native Country. With my skills, knowledge and love for my community, I aim to help ensure that our clients stay on track with requirements and reports so they can continue to provide for local families.

Starting my work career as a loan officer at age 19, I focused primarily on the HUD 184 program and providing financial education. Being so young, no one took me seriously. This helped me learn to stand my ground and to be strong minded. Being resilient has been a major part of what has helped me get to where I am today.

In 2014, I was the first Native woman to be selected as a panelist for the Rural America's Emerging Housing Leaders. Additionally, in 2018, I was selected as a Financial Literacy All Star in Indian Country by First Nations Development Institute through Oweesta.

On a personal level, I come from a diverse background. My father is enrolled in the Pueblo of Laguna and my mother in Hopi, so I was fortunate to grow up in both cultures and am learning both languages. I'm continuing this with my two children as well. When I'm not working, you can find me spending quality time with my family and my kids. We enjoy going to sporting events, movies, the zoo and aquarium, traveling or just being homebodies.

Overall, I'm inspired by my culture and the ability to balance two worlds. Keeping something as old as time alive while learning the continuous new world is what motivates me to keep going for the future generations. I'm excited to continue my journey at Travois and make a difference in the lives of Native communities.

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