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United Tribes Technical College

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The Land Grant/Extensions and Culinary Arts & Nutrition Departments are located:

Skills Center (Bldg 200)
Rooms 109 – 123 (Odd Numbers)
Phone: 701.221.1567

Meeting Our Team

United Tribes Technical College 1994 Land Grant Programs are developed in cooperation with the United States Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture. United Tribes Technical College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and education institution.

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Our Team

Brian McGinness

Brian McGinness

Land Grant Director

Phone: 701.221.1426
Email: bmcginness@uttc.edu

Brian McGinness joined the UTTC community in October of 2017. His decades of experience in agriculture, including the establishment of the largest organic vegetable operation in North Dakota, and the management of a 3600 acre grass-fed cattle ranch and organic fruit and vegetable farm in Hawai’i, as well as his training and experience in science and environmental education have led him to this truth: the procurement of food as a community is fundamental to what it is to be human. When we allow food to connect us to the earth, to each other, we’re nourished in mind, body, and spirit.

Mara Yborra

Mara Yborra

Extension Nutrition Educator

Phone: 701.221.1435
Email: myborra@uttc.edu

Mara Yborra has been stirring up nutrition education at UTTC since Fall of 2015. Her passion for comprehensive wellness can be seen by the work she does regarding youth, families, college students, worksite wellness, food safety, farmers markets and more. Being a leader for the campus Healthy Community Committee, Mara’s work reaches all corners of campus and she strives to provide an interdisciplinary approach to wellness. Her influence expands off campus as well as she consults for the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR), specifically the Mountain Plains Region Nutrition Advisory Committee. Mara strives to continue her education in Public Health and Research.

Robert Fox

Robert Fox

Extension Agroecology Technician

Phone: 701.221.1384
Email: rfox@uttc.edu

Robert Fox has worked for UTTC 6 yrs. in the Wellness Dept. as a Cultural and Fitness specialist and 7 yrs. in the Land Grant Dept. currently as the Agroecology Tech. Robert is Sahnish (Arikara) / Santee, who loves teaching and learning through culture and stories with all ages. He grew up gardening and taking care of animals on a small family ranch on the Ft. Berthold Reservation in White Shield, ND, and was an Engineering Specialist in the USAF. When we teach with Prayer, Truth, and Love, we honor our ancestors that came before us and the generations that follow.

Alice Wadsworth

Alice Wadsworth

Administrative Assistant

Phone: 701.221.1567
Email: awadsworth@uttc.edu

Alice Wadsworth is an enrolled member of the Spirit Lake Tribe. She started in October of 2017 as a part-time Administrative Assistant and was a UTTC student. She has a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration from UTTC and Associate’s in Business Administration/Accounting from LRSC. In the fall of 2019, she will be pursuing her MBA at UMary. As an assistant, she has a variety of job duties with us, from budget management to gardening.

Jessica Shaw

Jessica Shaw

AmeriCorps VISTA

Phone: 701.221.1424
Email: jshaw@uttc.edu

Jessica has a degree in health-supportive culinary arts, a bachelor’s in biology and is pursuing a permaculture design certificate. She is passionate about increasing the health of people and the environment through sustainable agriculture and traditional foodways.

Annette Broyles

Annette Broyles

Culinary Arts & Nutrition Department Chair

Phone: 701.221.1406
Email: abroyles@uttc.edu

Elizabeth Beckers

Elizabeth Beckers

Nutrition Instructor

Phone: 701.221.1734
Email: ebeckers@uttc.edu