TGA is made up of three departments that handle all compliance initiatives of the Kalispel Tribe.

Mission Statement: Protect the assets of the Kalispel Tribe of Indians through regulatory compliance and enforcement; to ensure the honesty and good character of the Northern Quest and Kalispel Casino employees and guests.


Licensing – Staff perform pre-employment and ongoing background screening for issuance of a license or issuance of a work permit for all tribally owned businesses. Licensing is responsible for background investigations and issuance of Kalispel Business License and any endorsements.

Internal Audit – Responsible for regulatory compliance through the performance of independent, objective audits and reviews of all activities under the Kalispel Tribe of Indians.

Agents – Tribal Gaming Agents perform regular compliance checks, investigate complaints or customer disputes, and aim to limit losses and liabilities through a combination of prevention and monitoring to preserve the integrity of the gaming floor and tribally owned businesses.


Kane Cotter – Executive Director 509.481.6283

Mary Miller – Tribal Gaming Agent Director 509.481.6400

Ben McDonald – Compliance & Internal Audit Director 509.481.6173



Licensing Staff and Contact Information

Brian Schmidt – Licensing Manager 509.481.4140

Nicholas Roberts – Senior Licensing Agent 509.481.4140

Kelly Doty – Licensing Agent 509.481.4201

Cole Bauer – Licensing Agent 509.481.6573

Amber Galloway – Licensing Technician 509.481.4120


Licensing Main Office: 509.481.4120

Locations & Contact

Tribal Gaming Agency at NorthernQuest
(509) 481-2222
HOURS: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
TGA Licensing Office
Phone 509-481-4120  /  Fax 509-481-4142
LICENSING OFFICE HOURS: Monday – Friday 8 am – 4 pm Closed daily from noon -12:45 pm and all tribal holidays