As a native artist and scholar, it is Aurolyn’s goal to communicate through the means of artistry, which is the time-honored intelligence of her Ancestors. Her Plateau art was inspired by her grandmother, who was a weaver and beadworker. Aurolyn’s grandmother taught her the meaning of the beadwork designs.
Aurolyn is an entrepreneur, and a teacher for the Museum of Warm Springs. She teaches beading, jewelry, animal derived textiles, and visual arts 2-dimensional. Her hobby is dancing at major Pow-wows across the country and she has been awarded championships at the Julyamsh Pow-wow, Pi-Ume-Sha Pow-wow, Yakama Treaty Days, the Pendleton Round-Up, among others.
She has a Masters of Arts in Human and Organizational Systems from Fielding Graduate University, a Masters of Business Administration in Strategic Management from University of Minnesota, and a Bachelors in Accounting from Marylhurst University. She has had exhibits the the Museum at Warm Springs: Tribal Member Art Show and owns the Red Skye Trading Post Gallery in Warm Springs.