Tleena is an enrolled member of the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe and a single mother of four children: Kaylayla, Kanim, Kiaya, and Kah-Ty. Tleena has a BA, Liberal Arts in Indigenous Education from Evergreen State College. She is a former Miss Indian USA—the first to represent a Northwest Tribe. Tleena is the current Tribal Liaison for the WA State Department of Early Learning. Her long-term goals include continuing her work with the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe and pursuing a Masters of Public Administration in Tribal Governance.