Greg Masten (Yurok), Vice President of Tribal Nations Engagement & Special Projects
Greg Masten is an enrolled member of the Yurok Tribe and a descendant of the Hupa and Karuk Tribes. He grew up both on and off reservations throughout his life in the Pacific Northwest. Greg comes from a family of Tribal leaders that taught him the value of carrying on the hopes of our elders of the past for our people by utilizing our gifts and talents to contribute in some way to our Native communities.
Greg’s background is rooted in education with a Master’s degree in Education (M.Ed.) with a special focus on Indigenous education and a Bachelor’s degree in Native American Studies.
With over 20 years of experience in advocating for our Tribal Nations and Native communities, Greg has led regional, state, and national initiatives in education and philanthropy. Greg has worked with tribes, tribal leaders, and Native serving organizations across the nation to develop strategies to create more awareness, advocacy, and ultimately more resources to support their communities. In the philanthropic sector, Greg has worked with some of the nation’s largest foundations and corporations to develop strategies to engage and positively impact Native American communities.
“Ayekwee’ to all of my relatives and friends. I’m excited to work for NAP to create a platform for more awareness and partnerships between our Tribal Nations and the philanthropy sector to rewrite the narrative and direct more resources to support our Native communities.”