Tiffany Hammer joined First Nations as a Senior Program Officer in 2017, after many years of contracting with First Nations as a nonprofit capacity-building consultant. As an attorney specializing in nonprofit governance and IRS compliance issues, Tiffany has consulted with both emerging and established nonprofits, providing technical assistance and training on nonprofit formation, tax exemption and compliance, board development, policy and bylaw development, as well as serving as interim executive director, and community mediator.
Before her time as a consultant, Tiffany worked as a legal aid attorney for DNA-People’s Legal Services (Dinébe’iiná Náhiiłna be Agha’diit’ahii) in Window Rock, Arizona, providing legal representation in civil matters for members of the Navajo, Hopi, Zuni and Jicarilla-Apache Nations. She went on to serve as District Court Magistrate, Domestic Violence Docket, for the Crownpoint Judicial District of the Navajo Nation, before returning to Colorado to start her own consulting firm.
Tiffany is licensed to practice law in the State of New Mexico and the Navajo Nation. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Nonprofit Organization Administration from Metropolitan State University of Denver, and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Denver College of Law. Tiffany is also a member of the Board of Directors for Live by Living, a Colorado nonprofit working to improve the quality of life of cancer survivors through outdoor walks and retreats. When she is not working, Tiffany loves spending time in her garden with her husband and two spoiled dogs.