Candace Marie Hamana

Candace is the owner of Badger PR, a boutique public relations firm servicing clients located in the Phoenix metropolitan area and tribal communities throughout Indian Country. Badger PR offers media relations, content creation, community outreach planning and development, and grant project management. She serves as vice-president for the Hopi Education Endowment Fund and is the Tribal committee vice-chair for the Arizona Association for Economic Development. Candace has fond memories of her cousin Buddy growing up as a child and later watching him develop into a talented graphic designer, illustrator, teacher, and artist. She hopes her work through the Buddy Whitethorne Foundation will continue his legacy of giving back to the community, mentoring future artists and encouraging the love of art around the world.