Tribal Expressions is proud to make available and to represent the thin walled bows turned by Nathan Hart.
Nathan L. Hart has the diverse experience of working within Native communities, within the investment industry and in the artistic arenas. He is a woodturning artist who uses hollow-form turnings as a contemporary art form highlighting the natural elegance of wood. Nathan also serves as a content development and exhibit design consultant to Ralph Appelbaum Associates, New York City, for their work on the exhibit and interpretive design for the Cultural Center and Museum of the Native American Cultural and Education Authority in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Prior to focusing his talents on his artistic career, Nathan was the executive vice president for Raven Asset Management, a native-owned investment advisory firm headquartered in Juneau, Alaska. He directed the marketing and client relation activities for the firm. His past experience includes serving as the director of cash management for the Chickasaw Nation, a self-governance tribe and the 12th largest tribal government in the country. Nathan was also very active in consulting with the American Indian Cultural Center.
Nathan is Cheyenne and an enrolled member of the Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Bethel College in North Newton, Kansas where he majored in Industrial Arts Education and Economics/Business Administration.
Nathan Hart Studio, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Woodturning Artist, 01/2001 to Present.Raven Asset Management, Juneau, Alaska. Executive Vice President, 11/1999 to 12/2000.Chickasaw Nation, Ada, Oklahoma. Director of Cash Management, 04/1997 to 10/1999.Native American Asset Advisers, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Chief Investment Officer11/1994 to 03/1997.Oklahoma Indian Affairs Commission, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Executive Director 08/1991 to 10/1997.
Cheyenne Cultural Center, Clinton, Oklahoma. President, Board of Directors.Chickasaw Foundation, Ada, Oklahoma. Secretary/Treasurer, Board of Trustees.Americans for Indian Opportunity, Bernalillo, New Mexico. American Indian Ambassador Program, 1995; W.K. Kellogg Foundation Fellowship, 2000.Center for Non-Profit Management, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Past Board Member.Native Americans in Philanthropy, Lumberton, North Carolina. Past Board Member. Social Investment Forum, Washington, D.C. Past Board Member.
Bethel College, North Newton, Kansas. Bachelor of Science, 1983. Majors: Industrial Arts Education and Economics/Business Administration.