KUYI Staff

George Mase, Station Manager

George Mase is Sun Forehead Clan from the village of Sipaulovi. He grew up on the Hopi Reservation and after graduation from High School attended DeVry Institute in Phoenix, AZ.

After graduating I was hired by Collins Radio, a Division of Rockwell Int’l., I worked on ship-to-shore communications equipment. This required moving to sunny Southern California in the Orange County area. I also worked on Medical systems for Philips Ultrasound, a division of Phillips Medical Systems and Advanced Sterilization Products a division of Johnson & Johnson. The last two companies I worked as a Quality Assurance Engineer doing Software and Hardware Verification.

All together I spent nearly 30 years in California and moved back home in 2003, during my trips home I realized how much of the Hopi language was being lost just by not communicating, in Hopi, with the younger generation. This will take time to rectify but, will be worth the effort."

Thomas Humeyestewa, Production Assistant

Thomas, Hopi, is a member of the Water Clan from the Village of Songoopavi. Thomas likes to lives life to the fullest and enjoys planting, running, playing basketball, singing and most of all, being a father.

Known to all as “Lana”, he graduated from Flagstaff High School and attended Coconino Community College for General Studies in various trades from Electronics to Carpentry to Drafting. Having the passion for music and singing since he was young, Thomas has grown in the production work he does for KUYI. He appreciates the radio station for allowing him to apply his skills and to gain more knowledge in what he loves to do while helping the local community in preserving the culture and language.

Anthoney Dukepoo, Production Assistant

Hello all, my name is Anthoney Dukepoo, I come from Walpi Village. I am Roadrunner clan, My mother is Noreen Dan, Father is Mike Dukepoo. I have four kids, 8, if including the four legged little ones as well. Passion for playing in the Earth, planting and watching things grow, the outdoors, building and utilizing my "Injunuity" to live, fix and create

Mariah Quanimptewa, Receptionist

Hello, my name is Mariah Quanimptewa. My Hopi name is Siweyesnum. I am from the village of Mishongovi and am a member of the Eagle clan. I went to school for Culinary Arts at Estrella Mountain Community College. My hobbies are running and hiking.