David Hoff-Grindstone is a member of the Standing Rock Sioux reservation. Raised in an urban setting in Chicago, Illinois and Las Cruces, New Mexico, he was able to immerse himself in many Native American cultures, arts and traditions including his own Lakota roots.

His academic studies included the study of art, cross cultural studies and computer technology from the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Mesaland Community College in Tucumcari, New Mexico and Grossmont Community College in El Cajon, California.

A U.S. Navy veteran, David served on board the USS Belleau Wood and participated in the WESTPAC tour in 1988 visiting countries abroad.

David is an award winning artist with clients in the United States and Canada, Central and South America, Europe, Australia and Africa.  His goal to share his knowledge of Native American art and tradition and to give back to his community, has led him to participate in Pow Wows, conference, volunteering and fund raising efforts for non-profit organizations using his artistic talents and communication skills.

He is also a northern traditional dancer which allows him to represent himself as an ambassador and mentor of the Lakota cultures to both youth and adults.  His involvement has helped bring a greater awareness of the native influence in art and culture.

‚ÄčDavid currently resides in Charlotte, North Carolina where he actively volunteers in the community and participates in local art groups.   His art pieces can be seen and purchased locally as well as online. He also lectures on Native American culture and traditions, and teaches drum making and other traditional art classes.

 

 
Jeanine Clark began her art career at the age of five, but took a detour into the worlds of writing, video and we before returning to her true passion.

She received her BS degree in Social Psychology, and applied this knowledge to the field of public relations and public information in both the public and private sector. As an accredited member of the Public Relations Society of America, her numerous communications programs have received national recognition. She has been an instructor and keynote speaker at national and regional conferences.

During her career, Jeannine had the opportunity to interact with varied cultures while serving as a representative to the Charlotte Sister City Program and the Charlotte International Cabinet. Today, Jeannine is directing her art, as a partner in Buffalo Spirit Nation, to become a tool of education and cultural awareness, not only for Native American traditions, but also to illustrate that all cultures have unique qualities which when shared help weave a tapestry of friendship and peace. Jeannine currently resides in Las Cruces, New Mexico and participates in community arts and volunteer programs.