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Ownership & Staff
Dr. Ronald D. Pate, Chickasaw
Donald A. June, Navajo
Brent Upchurch, DALLAS
Xavier Holtzhausen, S.A.
Chief Marketing Officer
David L. Crook, Tongva
RW Brand Ambassador
V.P. Business Development
Many of you have come to our site in recent days. Thank You. As a Company, Red Warrior is relatively new and not the size of MGM or Harrah's. We are three Indians (and a few Anglo professionals) doing what we know in Gaming. Here's a bit of who we are.
Dr. Ronald D. Pate, Chickasaw, B.A., M.Div., D.Min.
Red Warrior Entertainment, LLC, Principal
I am an enrolled tribal member of the Chickasaw Nation with over 20 years experience in Native Nations of North America. I have 30 years Leadership Experience in Organizational Management including Supervision, Organizational and Leadership Development, in addition to fund-raising for profit and non-profit organizations. I have proven management skills capable of leading organizations of 2,500 people and events with attendance as large as 450,000. Also, I have a proven track record training over 10,000 leaders and 200,000 people in 14 nations, and managing multi-million dollar budgets.
At RWE. we are specializing in Casino Resorts with Live Entertainment. That's where my expertise comes in! In addition to the above experience, I have been trained in Live Entertainment since I was 12. I have been a professional Stage actor (Over 25 Lead Performance Roles), Stage Manager, Lighting Designer, Set Designer, Theatrical Master Carpenter, and Front of House and Back of House manager. I was trained at San Jose State University's Theatre Program as an Undergraduate and worked in St. Pete., Florida and San Jose, CA. I also graduated from a Performance Arts High School as their lead actor! I have stage managed 7 stages simultaneously including the Boston Pops Jazz Ensemble and Fred Buda. I have also built stages for such performers as Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine with Kenny Loggins in Northern California. And, by the way, I am a Christian Indian, and a Bi-Vocational Missionary. I do business to raise money to help people.
Donald A. June, Navajo, B.S., MBA ‘94, M.T.,
Red Warrior Entertainment, LLC, COO
Don is a member of the Navajo Nation and has over 36 yrs of tribal management experience, 12 yrs of US Federal, 22 yrs of Operations, Planning and Development, 14 yrs direct Gaming Experience in Gaming, and 9 yrs experience in Construction Management and Business Development in Gaming enterprises. Proven experience in Starting, Building, Designing, and Operating Gaming Businesses for multiple tribes. Including: Managing and Operating as Corporate Commissioner (CEO) of 3 gaming facilities for Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe. Properties include Palace Casino Hotel, White Oak Casino and Northern Lights Casino Hotel & Event Center. Also managed and operated Leech Lake Gaming and Supervised the construction of Northern Lights Casino Hotel and Events Center. Also managed Grand Casino Mille Lacs, Ho-Chunk Casino, De Jope, and Rainbow Casino.
At RWE, we have active acquisition projects for properties in the Caribbean, South Pacific, Africa and Asia. We are also working on our entrance into the Mediterranean with our first, signed, multiple-property Management Contract. Our recent Press Release concerned the recent license signed by The Minister for Revenue and Customs the Honourable Tevita Lavemaau on December 23, 2016. I refer you to his office for further information. Tongan Citizen and Tourism Project Organizer, Mr Gatti (of Gatti Fine Homes) helped facilitate this license as part of his overall Tourism Development Project. Though we are not a part of Mr. Gatti's Organization, or developing his entire project scope, we are excited to do our part in helping the Tongan Nation with its Tourism Development. Our Casino Resort Project in the Island Community is to be that part.
We enjoy creating, designing and building new casino resorts. That's why we work with vendors IGP and WATG, APPLE and BRENCO to name a few. Though our Tongan Casino project is new, our three principals combine for many years of management experience in Casino Operations.
We serve at the pleasure of the Government, and Red Warrior Entertainment only works in direct Enterprise to Government Partnerships and only with the permission and support of the Government with which we are working. Our approved Tonga project would bring an estimated $378M Casino Resort to life. It would create 2000 jobs and a $7B Economic Boost. ($1 to $7 Economic Development Turn in 20 years). Understanding that 85% of people who come to a Casino Resort don't participate in Games resulting in Cash Prizes, modern Casino Resorts are Highly Regulated, Clean, Fun Live Entertainment Facilities.
I am optimistic that the Government of Tonga will continue to work toward the building of this Casino Project. As leaders, Don and myself come from Developed Native American Nations; Chickasaw, and Navajo. We have seen what the Casino Resort Tourism Industry has done for our nations helping to provide revenues, build hospitals, and fund our education systems.
Chukma (Chickasaw Greeting)!