Tristan Reader is Co-Founder and Co-Director of Tohono O’odham Community Action (TOCA). Raised in Arizona, he was educated at Swarthmore College and Harvard University. He has worked as a community organizer in a variety of settings ranging from East Boston to rural Iowa. He was a Grants Program Associate at FarmAid while attending graduate school. In 1995, he moved to the Tohono O’odham Reservation with his wife Karen Wyndham. Soon after moving to Sells, Tristan met Terrol Dew Johnson. Recognizing both the many needs and the tremendous resources of the Tohono O’odham community, they collaborated with several community members to develop programs aimed at creating a healthy, sustainable and culturally-vital community. As Co-Directors and Co-Founders of TOCA, Tristan and Terrol were recognized as one of the nation’s top leadership teams by the Ford Foundation’s Leadership for a Changing World Award.