Albert M. Pooley was born to the Hopi and Navajo Native American cultures. He grew up close to both cultures on the reservation where the love of a father taught him outstanding life lessons. He holds a Master of Social Work (MSW) and Master of Public Administration (MPA) and has extensive experience as a marriage and family counselor. In 2002, Mr. Pooley founded Native American Fatherhood and Families Association with the purpose of strengthening and keeping families together. Throughout his professional career, Mr. Pooley has worked with over 400 tribes throughout North America in promoting and strengthening families in a variety of national and tribal programs that promote healthy parental involvement in creating happy and safe homes. As a father of six children, he appreciates the role of being a father and he finds joy in teaching principles that are relevant to his Native American culture.