Francesca Hillery is the owner of Frogfoot Communications and formerly served as public affairs manager for the Tulalip Tribes, helping to coordinate external communications on several large environment and infrastructure projects, including the Qwuloolt Estuary Restoration. She is a member of the Confederated Tribes of Round Valley, California. She has served as a citizens representative on the Snohomish County Steering Committee, (SCT), an advocacy board member of the Snohomish County Economic Alliance, and is a member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), and the Native American Journalist Association (NAJA). She holds a B.A. in the Comparative History of Ideas from the University of Washington.