Vicki Peterson has returned to Salish Kootenai College and the Tribal BEAR Project after an absence of eight years. She left SKC to accept a position with National Native American AIDS Prevention Center (NNAAPC) as the Regional Training Coordinator. Her responsibilities included: coordinating all aspects of agency’s regional training program to develop training topics, materials, locate training partner sites, make logistical arrangements and ensured high quality services to meet the need of the recipients; prepared and delivered several conference presentations; composed articles for NNAAPC newsletter on relevant topics; delivered capacity building assistance to agencies as assigned; achieved trainer status on several CDC evidence based interventions: Safety Counts, Popular Opinion Leader, and Community Promise. While in Denver, she attended the University of Denver and completed her undergraduate degree in Communication Arts, and a Master’s Degree in Organizational and Professional Communication, specializing in Alternative Conflict Resolution. She also completed a Certificate in Advanced Study: Organizational Development, Training, and Learning, and is currently enrolled in another Certificate program: Philanthropic Leadership, which she will compete the summer of 2017.