About the Commissioners

Kelly Krolicki


(Term: November 1, 2021 to October 31, 2024)

Kelly Krolicki is a lifelong resident of South Lake Tahoe, California and Nevada. She attended San Francisco State University in 1985 and pursued a minor in American Indian Studies. She graduated from the California State University at Chico in 1990. In 1992, she moved to the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe to attend the University of Nevada, Reno. She received her Masters of Business Administration from UNR in 1994.

Kelly and Brian Krolicki have been instrumental in Nevada politics for well over 24 year. Her husband, Brian Krolicki is the former Nevada Lt. Governor and State Treasurer. Her oldest daughter, Kate Krolicki, interns for the Nevada Indian Commission when she is home from college.

“I have always been passionate about American Indian issues. The Stewart site is a project that I would like to see to fruition. The Stewart project has an important story to tell in the plight of the American Indian and Nevada history,” says Kelly. A founding member and officer for the Stewart Indian School Preservation Alliance (SISPA), recently Kelly was re-appointed to a second term as a commissioner, this time by Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak.

Kostan R. Lathouris


(Term: November 01, 2020 to October 31, 2023)

Kostan R. Lathouris, an enrolled member of the Chemehuevi Indian Tribe, received his Juris Doctor from the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (“UNLV”) in 2015 and his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, as a University Honors Scholar, from UNLV in 2009. He is a member of both the State Bar of Nevada and the State Bar of California, and is admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the District of Nevada, the Central District of California, and the Eastern District of California; the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals; and in the courts for the Chemehuevi Indian Tribe, the Las Vegas Paiute Tribe, and the Colorado Indian River Tribe.

Kostan practices federal Indian law and tribal law, including rendering legal opinions, drafting and updating tribal laws, representing tribal interests in tribal-state gaming compact negotiations, and asserting and defending tribal sovereignty in tribal and federal court litigation for various tribes. His volunteer work includes representing abused and neglected children, grandparents seeking visitation with their descendants, and serving on his tribe’s Indian Child Welfare Act Committee and the Stewart Indian School Preservation Alliance.

During law school, Kostan received the Barbara Buckley Community Service Award, the CALI Excellence for the Future Award for Environmental Law, the State Bar of Nevada Diversity Scholarship, the Public Interest Law Association Full Grant, and the Professional Development Fellowship. He chaired his school’s Native American Law Student Association (“NALSA”) and was awarded second place “Best Spoken Advocate” during the 2015 National NALSA Moot Court Competition. He also spent a summer interning with the Department of the Interior, Officer of the Solicitor, Division of Indian Affairs in Washington, D.C.

Brian Wadsworth


(Term: November 1, 2020 to October 31, 2023)

Brian Wadsworth is a member of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe (Kooyooe Tukadu).

Brian graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in International Business. He holds a Master of Business Administration in American Indian Entrepreneurship from Gonzaga University and is pursuing a Bachelors degree in Accounting from the University of Nevada, Reno. Mr. Wadsworth is currently in the process of obtaining his Certified Public Accountant license in the State of Nevada.

Brian is the former Chairman of the Board for the Pyramid Lake Jr./Sr. High School Board of Education (2014-2018). As well as a former Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribal Councilmember (2013-2015 and 2016-2018).
Brian proudly serves as Treasurer on the Board of Directors for Numu, Inc., a Section 17 federal corporation for the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe. Additionally, Brian is an active member of the University of Nevada, Reno Native American Alumni Chapter.

Brian is also honored to serve as an ex-officio member of the Nevada Commission on Tourism & Cultural Affairs.

Staci Emm


(Term: March 1, 2021 to April 29, 2024)

Staci Emm has been with the University of Nevada, Reno Extension since July of 2000 and currently is a Professor and Extension Educator in Mineral County, Nevada. Previously, she was the Program Officer for Extension programs for Nevada Indian Tribes.

Emm was born in Reno, Nevada, grew up on the Walker River Paiute reservation, and is a member of the Yerington Paiute Nation.

She is a graduate of Mineral County High School (1991), earned a BA in Journalism from the University of Nevada, Reno (1996), and earned a Masters of Agriculture from Colorado State University (2003).

Emm is nationally recognized for agricultural and American Indian Extension programs. Currently, she works with several team members to deliver agricultural Extension programs in Nevada; manages and oversees the Mineral County Extension office; is a project director for the Federally Recognized Tribes Extension Program (FRTEP); and works with American Indian tribes in Nevada and throughout the United States on land, water, and USDA program access issues.

Tammi Tiger


(Term: November 1, 2021 to October 31, 2024)

The newest member of the Commission, Tammi Tiger began her service on November 1, 2021. Tammi Tiger is an enrolled member of Choctaw Nation, and Muscogee Nation descendant. Tammi's career in public service started with Clark County - Department of Public Works, where she has over 20 years of experience in administration. She is an active participant in several local and national Indigenous organizations including; UNLV Native American Alumni Club, United Natives, and Native Organizers Alliance. Further, Tammi previously served on the Board of Directors with the Las Vegas Indian Center and continues to support their community programming. She holds a Master's Degree in Public Administration; and is mom to Trevon, who is also a UNLV graduate.