KUYI Staff

KUYI will be hiring for an open Receptionist / Administrative Assistant position soon. Keep an eye here for official announcements & application details...

George Mase, Operations Assistant

"Sun Forehead Clan, Hopi name Qötsvuyoama, from the village of Sipaulovi.

Spoke Hopi as a child before entering school, 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."

Jeremy King, Marketing Coordinator

"Hi my name is Jeremy J. King from the Village of Upper Moenkopi. I am ½ Hopi, ¼ Yavapai/Apache, and ¼ German descent. I am from the Water Fox clan and am 52 years of age.

I have lived on the Hopi Reservation for most of life and proud to include that I am a member to the local Law and Order Committee now stagnant due to the Covid-19 pandemic. I am a proud father of 50 plus individuals, am single with no children, and do Foster Children one of which has been placed in my customer for an indefinite amount of time.

My mother was a daughter to the traditional leaders of Hotevilla and father was born in Ft McDowell Arizona to a family of people who practiced the religion of the Ghaan, Apache Crown Dancers.

I have a BA Degree in Public Administration which includes a minor in Social and Behavioral Health Sciences. and an Associate Degree in Behavioral Health. I also am involved with a Heirloom Seed Saving Project and do practice Dry farming here in the Village of Moenkopi. I am happy to include I look forward to working for the Hopi Foundation, Thank you, Qatsii uqoolwuh."

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.

Richard Alun Davis, Station Manager

Richard has a strong background in radio broadcasting & community engagement & began serving as Station Manager of KUYI's Station Manager in 2009. Richard's family moved to Illinois from the U.K. while he was a young boy. He stayed up way too late under the covers tuned in to Wolfman Jack & Doctor Demento. He first went on-air over New Trier High School's WNTH, then College of Wooster's WCWS, where he studied contemporary American Indian literature.

Richard moved to the Flagstaff area in 1994 & for his first 15 years in northern Arizona worked against domestic violence (primarily as Lay Legal Advocate at Northland Family Help Center's HALO House), co-founded the local concert production company Greenhouse Productions as well as No More Deaths/No Mas Muertes Flagstaff. He is one of the paralegals at Northern Arizona Immigration Legal Service's free clinic (né: Keep Flagstaff Together). For a while was the All Things Considered host at KNAU Arizona Public Radio. Richard has vast field-recording expertise for local artists & national concert acts.