Hello, my name is Thayne Yazzie. I was born in Gallup, New Mexico and raised in the heart of the Navajo Reservation. In the summer of 2001, I moved across the country to Bellingham, WA. Here, I picked up the electric guitar and began performing in a variety of bands and venues. The bands included The Vonvettas, Vintage Rhymes & Valentines, The Medix, Calypso’s Island, Lead Vs. Letters, and currently, the Stillvettas.
While living in Bellingham, WA, I co-founded a non-profit organization called Olio Media Group, which dedicated its efforts to providing the community of Whatcom County an outlet for community artistic expression, live music, and spoken poetry. Together, the Olio team coordinated art shows, music festivals, and provided the town with a unique and exciting outlet for creators of all kinds. During this time, I studied Multimedia Production and Audio Engineering at Fairhaven College of Western Washington University. In 2015, I graduated from Western Washington University (WWU). In 2017, I graduated from Full Sail University with a Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology and Design.
I am now the STEM Education Coordinator at the Salish Sea Research Center at Northwest Indian College where I develop STEM / STEAM relating educational curriculum for K-12 students in WA State. I am also the research center’s vessel operator.
On a nice summer evening, you might just find me and the band outside in the park playing some tunes.