EVERETT MOORE, Producer & Co-Founder of Drumhop Productions
Everett is a Ponca, Otoe, Kickapoo from Jones, Oklahoma currently residing Edmond, Oklahoma. He has been singing for over 20 years. Everett graduated from Jones High School in 1991 and received a scholarship in Golf and Art to St. Gregorys University in Shawnee, Oklahoma. He has been a part of many native american music releases. Everett has been singing with "The Boyz" of the Twin Cities in Minnnesota for about 11 years. Some of his highlights as a singer include winning singing contests at the United Tribes International Powwow, Gathering of Nations, and Schemitzun World Championships of Native American Song and Dance. He was apart of a grammy award winning CD in 2000 for the Gathering of Nations compilation recording. He has done tours in Europe including singing for the French President, Jacques Chirac in June of 2005. Everett hopes to help other drum groups accomplish their goals in the world of singing.
RUSTY GILLETTE, Artist & Co-Founder of Drumhop Productions
Rusty Gillette is Arikara / Hidatsa from the Fort Berthold Reservation in North Dakota. His Indian name is "Hooves" and he is a member of the Dead Grass Society in White Shield, North Dakota. Rusty enjoys playing basketball, powwows and his graphic arts career. In high school, he was named as a North Dakota "Mr. Basketball" finalist, first team All-State, and won the James Naismith Player of the Year for North Dakota. Rusty went on to play at the University of Mary where he became the schools all-time leading thee point shooter and is now a member of the University's Athletic Hall of Fame. After his college career, he played professionally for the Dakota Wizards, now a NBDL franchise. Rusty earned his bachelor's degree in communications with a concentration in public relations from the University of Mary in 1996 and worked as a creative director for nine years at one of the largest printing firms in North Dakota. He has won numerous awards for design in such categories as posters, cd covers, logos, brochures and book covers. From 1997-2002, Rusty also served as the head men's basketball coach at the United Tribes Technical College. He led his teams to three national junior college tournaments and was named District 13 "Coach of the Year" for four out of his five years. Rusty has recently started his own graphic arts company, iFIVE Graphics.
Rusty has been a dancer his whole life. He has traveled to powwows all throughout the United States and Canada. Highlights of his grass dancing career would be tours in France and Italy, winning the Midnight Grass Dance Special at Gathering of Nations, appearances on MTV's Road Rules, meeting the French president, Jacques Chirac and dancing at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. He is proud to be drug and alcohol-free his whole life. Rusty currently lives in Bismarck, North Dakota with his wife, Jodi, and three kids, Vance (19), Coral (13) and George (8).