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The Burns Paiute Tribe’s Administration Department is committed to the responsible operation of Tribal Services. To preserve and promote the Burns Paiute sovereignty and to enhance the health and economic well-being of the Burns Paiute Tribe.

General Manager

Kyle Desautel comes to us from the Colville Tribe in Northcentral Washington State.  He holds an Master’s of Business Administration and a Bachelor’s of Arts and Business with Majors in both general business management and marketing with a minor in anthropology.  He has over 20 years of experience in Indian country running programs with as little as 1 employee and as much as 335 employees and budgets as small as $5,000 and as large as $33.5 million.  His experience and passion is building both physical structures and capacity within Tribes.  He’s been the Tribal lead on 3 health facilities, 2 convenient stores, 1 truck stop and many other purchases, remodels and construction projects.  He’s developed Tribal programs including a 477 program, office of violence against women, domestic violence, TANF, grants writing, recycling and TERO to name a few. 



When asked his greatest accomplishment, he’ll tell you being a father and father figure to 8 kids.  He has a passion for basketball and has coached at the high school level for over 15 years with 8 trips to the State tournament.  When asked why he wants to be here at the Burns Paiute Tribe, he says “I see a ton of potential.  I bring a passion to increase capacity and help the tribe seek funding to meet its current and future needs.  I’ve loved what I’ve seen from the community so far and can see myself and family spending the rest of my working days here.”

Information Technology

The mission of our department is to provide reliable support and development to the Burns Paiute Tribe. Whether it be developing infrastructure plans or end user support we strive to give the tribe the tools they need to advance in the fast pace world of communications.

Office hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm

Phone: (541) 573-2088

TitleJob TitleEmailPhoneCell Phone
Jonathan MocanIT System Administrator/Director[email protected]541-573-8061541-413-0453
Andi HarmonIT Help Desk -- Contractor On-Call[email protected]541-589-2074
Brian TerrillIT Help Desk[email protected]541-573-8059541-589-3485


Our job is to maintain the buildings, janitorial services, groundskeeping, water services and other repairs and maintenance as needed.

TitleJob TitleEmailPhoneCell Phone
Robert McCloudMaintenance Tech[email protected]
Cheyenne First RaisedMaintenance[email protected]541-589-2380
Kenneth MehringerFacilities Director[email protected]
Eric JuholaMaintenance[email protected]541-573-8091541-589-4355
Todd RichardsMaintenance[email protected]541-573-8091541-589-1299


TitleJob TitleEmailPhoneCell Phone
Suzanne SettleEmergency/Fire Management Coordinator[email protected]541-573-8024541-589-3876

Emergency Management Services

Emergency Managment Services

Objective: To prepare the Burns Paiute Community in the event of a natural disaster or a man-made caused disaster.


Tribal Fire Services
Objective: Burns Paiute Public Safety – Fire Protection Services have initiated services to meet the responsibilities of fire protection for the Burns Paiute Indian Community, and mutual aid assistance to the surrounding communities.


NEW!!! EMS has their own page! 


>>> CLICK HERE <<<




Government to Government – BIA Roads Planning Program:

Objective; To maintain planning, designing, scoping, engineering, road construction and safety features on Tribal Roads.


PL 93-638 Roads Construction Contract:

Objective: To use the last PL 93-638 funds for road construction or road scoping projects under this Program.




Special Transportation Funds (STF) Program:

Objective: To provide and maintain a Tribal Transit Service for the handicap, Seniors and low-income members on the Burns Paiute Reservation and the General Public residing in the Cities of Burns and Hines.


5310 Enhanced Seniors & Disabled Program:

Objective: To improve the ability of seniors and disabled persons to ride our Tribal Transit Service on our scheduled routes.


Special Transportation Improvement Funding (STIF) Program:

Objective: New Oregon Legislative Directive to improve the funding of all transportation systems within the State of Oregon; maintain continued transportation funding without any disruption for funding.


For more information, click here for the Tribal Transit page!

TitleJob TitleEmailPhoneCell Phone
Serena GonzalezFull Time Transit Driver[email protected]
Bradley DefenderOn Call Transit Driver[email protected]
Alan HumphreyTransit Driver[email protected]
Carla TeemanTransit Specialist[email protected]541-589-5879
Keith MacGeaghTransit Manager[email protected]541-589-4650

Contact Info

100 Pasigo St

Burns, OR 97720

Phone: (541) 573-2088

Fax: (541) 573-2323

General Manager

Kyle Desautel