The Kalispel Tribe owns and operates more than a dozen businesses and enterprises in and around the Pend Oreille area.

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Employee Spotlight

Tom Ling

By April 18, 2021 No Comments

What is your Job Title and what department do you work in?

I am an Operations Specialist and I work for the Kalispel Tribe Public Safety Department.

Q: Where did you grow up?

I grew up in Northwest Iowa and spent most of my life in the Mid-West United States,

Q: How long have you worked for Kalispel Tribe?

I started with the Kalispel Tribe in Security at Northern Quest in January 2016.  I transferred to Public Safety in August 2016.

Q: What department do you work in and what does your workday look like?

I work in Public Safety as the Department’s Operations Specialist.  I managed most of the Administrative paperwork for Law Enforcement and Fire.  Which includes OnBase entries, Fire Reports, etc.  I also am the Grants Administrator for the Law Enforcement Division.  While on Shift at the Public Safety Building, I also respond to Medical/Fire Calls as an EMT and a Wildland Fire Fighter.  During off-hours, I also respond to emergency calls when available.

Q: What do you like most working for Kalispel Tribe?

Being there to assist Tribal/Community Members.  Also working with the other employees of the Kalispel Tribe, especially the Team of the Police/Fire Department.

Q: What are your hobbies?

Boating and enjoying the Pacific Northwest Weather, as well as traveling back to Iowa where my daughter, two sons, and two grandchildren live.

Q: What is your favorite event that the Kalispel Tribe puts on?

The Pow Wow.  I normally am working as an EMT during the event and seeing all of the Tribal Members and their families enjoy this event.

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