Esther Stutzman is Coos and Komemma Kalapuya and is an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz. She lives in Yoncalla, Oregon. Esther is the chair of Komemma Cultural Protection Association which is dedicated to researching the Kalapuya Peoples. Esther is a traditional storyteller and history keeper. She works as an artist-in-residence with art associations throughout Oregon and is a cultural resource consultant for Title IX Indian Education Programs in many locations within the state. She has been an elementary and secondary teacher, a cultural curriculum developer, university lecturer and is currently working on a Kalapuya curriculum.