Welcome to the fallon Paiute- shoshone tribe

Sheri Hunter, Tribal Administrator


I am responsible for the daily operations of Tribal departments and programs. The TA works under the direction of the Tribal Chairman to carry out the goals and objectives of the Council, which governs the Fallon Paiute Shoshone Tribe. I am excited and honored to be working for theFallon Paiute Shoshone Tribe. I am committed to serving the Tribe with a positive attitude and determined to lead programs in providing excellent services to the membership. It is a priority for me to work with the Tribal Council and programs on developing short and long term goals for our programs and to support our staff in their efforts, while assuring we are utilizing our resources efficiently. I am Paiute and Shoshone and live in Wadsworth. My husband is Randy Hunter and I have three children; Dayann, Ethan and Connie. My mother is Judy Bowser Vidovich (Doi dicutta) and my father is James “Buddy” Vidovich (Kooyooe dicutta)(deceased). My step father is Ken Benjamin (Agi dicutta). I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and I have worked with Local and Tribal government for approximately 17 years. My experience is in retail management, taxation, financial management, public administration and developing and implementing policy and throughout all these experiences I have supervised and managed people.

Pesa Tsuname

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Chris Swanson,  Human Resources Manager

Chris coordinates the administrative functions of the organization. She oversees the recruiting, interviewing, and hiring of new staff; consult with administrator and council on strategic planning; and serves as a link between an organization’s management and its employees.


F: 775.423.2134


Vanessa Charley, Receptionist

IMG_0526Vanessa Charley is from the Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone, and has lived here since 2010. Some of her duties include, greet, direct, and assist visitors. Answer and direct incoming telephone calls and lands clerical support to the tribal staff as needed. She also received and distributes faxes, sorts incoming and outgoing mail.

P: 775.423.6075

F: 775.423.5202


Stephen “Steve”  Naylor, IT Specialist

I am happy to join the team here and looking forward to the new and exciting challenges that will be coming my way.  I have been working in the IT/Help Desk field for 20 years now.  I moved to Fallon last year from Southern California and it has been a big change for the better so far.  I love to sing and spend time with my friends.


P: 775.423.6075

F: 775. 423.5202


One Important Duty: DMV Tax Exempts- There are policies set for this privilege; all persons must reside on the reservation or colony and must be from a federally recognized tribe. You must provide proof you live on the reservation or colony and provide your vehicle identification, tribal ID and driver’s license.