Rural Community Builder Name:  Tory Schmidt

Community: Harney County, OR

Role:  Volunteer and Business Owner (Spark Collaborative Studio)

Recognized by: Tracy Kennedy

What is one word or phrase that describes this person as an RCB: Innovative

Tell us a bit about what you appreciate about them as an RCB:

I have watched her grow from a small business owner to leading an artist collaborative to share business space within a shared space venue. Tori works very hard to always include the Burns Paiute Tribe in many, many conversations and is always inclusive of the Tribe which has not always happened in the past.