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.

Employee Spotlight

Amanda Riendeau

By May 17, 2022 No Comments

What department do you work in and what is your job title?

I work for Kalispel Public Safety and I am the Administrative Coordinator for the South

How long have you been employed by the Tribe?

I have been employed with the Kalispel Tribe for approximately six months.

What’s the best thing about your job? I love it all. Every day is something new.

What’s the best thing about Kalispel Tribe?

The best thing about the Kalispel Tribe is the unity and how much they care.

What does your workspace look like?

Right now? A Cluttered mess because I have been on vacation. Usually, it is 3 piles of organized files with miscellaneous documents…and a coffee.

Why did you want to come work for Kalispel Tribe?

I had worked for the Tribe previously and my husband currently works for them now. This job sounded interesting and I was familiar with how the Kalispel Tribe operates.

What are your hobbies?

Some of my favorite hobbies are watching horror movies, reading, and hanging out with our cats and my person.

What or who inspires you?

My inspiration is my friend Mariah. She is such a free spirit but has an amazing work ethic. She is also insanely caring and nurturing.

What are the words you live by?

I found a way. It’s from a song and is about finding your perfect place (internally and externally) at the end of hard times.

How do you define success?

Enough money and stability to relax.


What is your favorite event that Kalispel Tribe puts on?

I am not sure. I just did the Tree of Healing Conference and that was pretty great!

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

Be patient.