About the Board

Richard Arnold


(Term: November 1, 2016 to October 31, 2019)

Richard Arnold is Southern Paiute from Pahrump, Nevada and serves as Chairman of the State of Nevada Indian Commission. He completed his undergraduate and graduate work at Cal-State Long Beach and has a background in administrative management where he focuses on developing national policy and implementing progressive approaches for building capacity and increasing interactions among federal, tribal, state governments and local municipalities.

Richard serves as Spokesperson for the Consolidated Group of Tribes and Organizations (CGTO) which is comprised of 16 Tribes from Nevada, California, Utah and Arizona that focus on expanding government-to-government interactions.

He has received numerous awards and citations throughout his career and has served as a delegate to the White House Conference on Indian Education. Richard has co-authored numerous reports and journal articles pertaining to American Indian topics focusing on understanding complex situations. He serves on several technical working groups where he facilitates discussions and evaluates research, development and implementation strategies.

Kelly Krolicki


(Term: November 1, 2018 to October 31, 2021)

Kelly Krolicki is a lifelong resident of South Lake Tahoe, CA and NV. 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 Krolicki.

Kostan R. Lathouris


(Term: December 4, 2017 to October 31, 2020)

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, 2018 to October 31, 2019)

Brian Wadsworth is a member of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe (Kooyooe Tukadu). He currently works for the Nevada Department of Transportation as a Senior Auditor.

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 second Bachelors degree in Accounting from the University of Nevada, Reno.

Brian proudly serves as the Chairman of the Board for the Pyramid Lake Jr./Sr. High School Board of Education. He is is also a former Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribal Councilmember (2013-2015 and 2016-2018). Brian has served on several Boards and Commissions for the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe, including: President and Treasurer for Tribal Source, LLC (the former Economic Development Corporation for his Tribe); Commissioner for the Pyramid Lake Tribal Tax Commission; Vice-Chairman for the Pyramid Lake Water Resources Board; and, Vice-Chairman for the Pyramid Lake Public Utilities District Board. Additionally, Brian is an active member of the University of Nevada, Reno Native American Alumni Chapter.

Lori Pasqua

(November 1, 2018 to October 31, 2021)

Lori J. Pasqua is a Welmelti from the Washoe Tribe of NV & CA and a descendant of the Cui-ui Dicutta of Pyramid Lake, descendant of the Pit-River, Susanville Indian Rancheria. She resides in the Carson Valley area.

Lori graduated from Carson High School, Western Nevada College, has a Minor in Addiction Treatment Services from the University of Reno, and is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology.

Lori has worked for the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California for 30 years in Education. In 2010 she received two outstanding awards, one as the American Indian Youth Services Role Model of the Year from the Nevada Indian Commission and another from the Carson Valley Community Awards in Genoa as Top Employee of the Year. Her focus while being on the Nevada Indian Commission Board is to inform Nevada Tribal Leaders of Nevada State Legislative issues that may affect their Tribe.