It has not only been a pleasure to work alongside David as a co-teacher, but also to observe his work with the students. He empowers students on the Reservation in a unique way and gives them ownership of their communities through photography and reflection. During an intensive summer course, we combined photography with writing to prompt students to think critically of their surroundings and themselves. His process allows students to engage with hands-on activities that give them true knowledge of what they're doing. David displays tremendous patience with the individuals that he works with and ensures understanding before moving on to the next step of the learning process. The photographic process instills a sense of individual pride in the products students create.
- Alexander Herlich, Salish Kootenai College Upward Bound, Pablo, Montana

Jill L. Erickson, Associate Director, Co-founder

Jill L. Erickson is Associate Director and co-founder of A VOICE-Art Vision & Outreach In Community Education. Jill oversees the administrative aspects of A VOICE, and is also actively involved in project development and grant writing for the organization.

Jill was born in Montana and spent much of her childhood here. She has also lived and worked in Washington, Oregon and New York. She moved back to Montana full time in 1997.