Meet the Team
OSA was formed by three individuals, all of whom are enrolled members of Native Nations. They were born and raised on reservations and continue to maintain residences in their home communities. Moreover, all three still hold on to their people’s customs, traditions, culture, and beliefs. The similarities in their upbringing and identity brought them together to pursue a common vision: to put the future of Native Nations back in the hands of Native people. Accordingly, they established OSA as a company that would serve Native Nations and indigenous peoples, in the United States and around the world. Together, they are known as Team OSA.
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Austin is a member of the Navajo Nation. He has a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in business administration and management from the University of Arizona, Eller College of Management. He received a law degree (J.D.) and a certificate in Indigenous Peoples Law & Policy from the University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law. He also received a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree in International Economic Law & Policy from the same institution.
Prior to founding and establishing OSA, Mr. Austin practiced, and continues to practice, law as a solo practitioner. Currently, he manages his own law practice, the Law Office of Joseph Austin. In prior years, he served as a prosecutor for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and worked as a law clerk for the Law Offices of Thomas Higgins PLLC and Barnhouse, Keegan, Solimon & West LLP. He is licensed to practice in state and various tribal courts; his areas of practice are in federal Indian law and tribal law. Mr. Austin specializes in nation building, customary law, business, economic development, and international trade. He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.) and continuing the work he did in the Master of Laws program—the engagement of international trade among Native Nations. Mr. Austin’s passion for helping Native Nations achieve self-determination and uprooting the systematic abuses perpetuated by federal Indian law has earned him the moniker, the Wolf of Indian Country.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Solórzano is a member of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation. He received his Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) from Fort Lewis College and his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the University of North Dakota School of Law with an Indian Law Certificate. He also received his Master of Laws (LL.M.) from the Indigenous Peoples Law & Policy Program at the University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law.
Mr. Solórzano is one of the co-founders of OSA. He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.) from the University of Arizona, and writing a dissertation that focuses on economic development in Indian Country. He is an expert in federal Indian law, tax issues, and Native economic development. Mr. Solórzano’s academic interest is in developing the burgeoning financial sector of Indian Country. He believes economic independence will guarantee true self-determination for Native Nations. Currently, he is employed as a deputy prosecutor for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe. Prior to becoming a prosecutor, Mr. Solórzano worked as a transactional attorney for the Navajo Nation Department of Economic Development and served as the Manager of Economic Development for the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe.
Chief Operations Officer
Mr. Olea is a member of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe. He has a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Hispanic Literature and Communication from the University of Arizona. He received his law degree (J.D.) from the University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law. Mr. Olea is a National Indian Gaming Association Certified Gaming Commissioner (levels 1 to 3), and holds numerous gaming certifications and accreditations.
Prior to co-founding OSA, Mr. Olea was a Deputy Chief for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe Gaming Office. He has over 15 years of experience in gaming including slots, security, surveillance, investigations, licensing, and management. He served as the Special Services Manager for Casino del Sol and also spent a summer in Washington, D.C. at the National Indian Gaming Commission working on national issues affecting Indian gaming. While pursuing his law degree, Mr. Olea worked with the Office of the Attorney General for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and the Office of the Prosecutor. Currently, he serves as a Regional Director for the National Indian Gaming Commission where he oversees compliance of 59 Native casinos across Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, and Colorado. Mr. Olea plans to continue his efforts to support Native Nations, here and around the world, in achieving self-determination.