Meet The Native Women Launch Team

We are a dynamic group of women dedicated to driving innovation, fostering growth, and breaking barriers in both business and leadership. With a shared passion for excellence and a commitment to our communities, we are blazing a trail towards a brighter future. Get to know the faces behind our journey, as we continue to inspire, empower, and lead by example.

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Karen Dove

Native Women Launch Program Director

Karen is the Director of Program Integration at Accelerate Montana. Karen brings over 20 years of experience in learning, leadership development, workforce development, community and economic development, project and program management, and change leadership to her role at AMT. In her spare time, she serves as a Director, Board of Directors, for the Project Management Institute's Educational Foundation and teaches project management and leadership development. When she is not working for Accelerate, you will most likely find her outside, enjoying the outdoors.


Mariah Omeasoo

Marketing Coordinator

Mariah was born and grew up on the Blackfeet Reservation in Montana. She is an enrolled member of the Blackfeet Tribe in Montana and the Ermineskin Cree Nation in Alberta, Canada. She has a Bachelor of Business Administration-Marketing from the University of Montana, where she also graduated a University Scholar from the Davidson Honors College. During her time at the University of Montana, Mariah was involved in Kyiyo Native American Student Association. As a member, she promoted the traditions and customs of Indigenous people and supported cultural diversity on campus. As a student, she interned with Accelerate MT as a Project Support Intern.


Gerlinda Morrison

Indigenous Outreach Coordinator

Based out of SouthEast Montana Gerlinda lives in Crow Agency, MT. She is the Indigenous Outreach Coordinator for four tribes in Montana: Apsaalooke, Northern Cheyenne, Rocky Boy, Fort Peck. I have been teaching at a local TCU for last ten years in the science department. I enjoy learning new things.


Crystal Little Owl

Indigenous Outreach Coordinator

Crystal Little Owl is an enrolled member of the Aaniiih, otherwise known as the Gros Ventre. Fort Belknap Indian Community is her homeland, but she currently resides in Polson, MT. Crystal is the Indigenous Outreach Coordinator for the Bitterroot Salish, Kootenai, Pend d'Oreille, Blackfeet, Whiteclay, Assiniboine, and Little Shell Tribal Nations. She enjoys dancing at pow-wows, hiking, and snowboarding.

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Ticia Cliff

Workforce Development Program Specialist

Ticia is based out of the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation/Harlem area. She is the Rapid Training Learning and Career Coordinator. She will be an assistant trainee to find the best Accelerate course that is right for them.