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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Debbie Austin, Human Resources Manager

I started working forIMG_3565 the FPST in February 2009, hired as HR Assistant for the FTDC & Adjudicator, and then assisted the Economic Development Director while handling the HR for FTDC. In June 2012 was selected as the HR Manager for the FPST. My work background has been in payroll and HR.



P: 775.423.6075

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



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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.