Daughter of Maxwell Noel (WWII Combat Veteran and POW) and Alice Edith Smoke. Full blood Dakota Sioux from the Dakota Tipi Tribe in Canada. Retired as Sergeant First Class after 23 years Reserves, National Guard, and Active Duty Army in the Vast Communications field as a Communications Instructor and Platoon Sergeant. Served two combat tours; Desert Storm 1990-1991; Operation Iraqi Freedom 2005-2007. Traveled several duty stations throughout the United States and overseas locations earning above normal service medals and Commendations for service and duty.
Served 15 years in Law Enforcement while in Reserves and Army National Guard. Retired from the military and Law Enforcement after last tour of active duty in Iraq.
I currently work as a Law Office Manager in Georgia for my husband’s Law Practice. In June of 2013, I started the Non-Profit Organization “First Nations Women Warriors” with an amazing group of people. Our goal and venture is to help inspire our fellow Native Veterans and Veterans alike through mentoring & teaching that success will come with determination, perseverance and hard work. But ultimately our group is working on building a house for a disabled Veteran who has honorably served our country. I am also a member of the Color Guard group Lakota Women Warriors who travels throughout the United States honoring our Native Men and Women who have served in the military. And during other free time when available I speak at different events and/or sit on speaking panels upon request.
We recently completed our first Veterans home in 2020 and able to turn over the keys to a Combat Apache Vietnam Veteran that honorably served in the Marines.
I am married to my best friend and greatest supporter of all my endeavors and journey’s, and I’m also a proud parent of two successful daughters and have two amazing dogs.