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

We believe in building a strong community and our economic development opportunites emphasize our commitment to the land and people.

Tribal Member Spotlight

David Nenema

By May 5, 2021 No Comments

David Nenema

I work for the Kalispel Career Training Center (KCTC) as a Program Manager.

What’s the best thing about your job?

There are lots of great things about my job, if I had to pick one thing that stands out on top I would say that every day, the possibilities of learning something new, and then being able to teach/show that to someone going through our training program.

What’s the best thing about Kalispel Tribe?

We believe. We as a Tribe, have no limitations on what we can accomplish, and I feel like we believe that.   

What does your workspace look like?

My office space now is pretty clean and organized.

What’s been one of your proudest moments working at Kalispel Tribe?

I would have to say the completion of our last tiny home that we built.

What do you like to do when you’re not at the office?

I love to spend as much time with Caytlin and Jocelin (my daughters) as possible.  I also love to be in the woods, usually with my hunting bow and my chainsaw.  I also like being available to lend a helping hand to anyone who may be in need of.

Who inspires you?

Inspiration for me comes from a lot of different people.  My father, my daughters, and EVERYONE who has made it through difficult times, all inspire me.

What is the song title that best describes your personality?

“Take it to the limit ” by the Eagles 

What advice would you give to younger tribal members?

I tell my girls often that we live a pretty good life and that we have a pretty good life.  I say enjoy it!   If you want to travel, travel! if you want to go to college, go to college! The list goes on and on, whatever you dream of doing, DO IT!

What are your hobbies?

Hunting, building things, anything outside, the occasional trip to the casino.

What are five words (or less) of advice for others in your profession?

“Work harder than others!”