Joe Scott was born and raised in Western Oregon. He is a member of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians; a descendant of the Takelma people of Oregon's Rogue River Valley. His partner Crystal recently relocated to Oregon from New Jersey.

Joe creates dance regalia, elk antler purses, shell money, and other forms of traditional wealth. He uses these materials in contemporary pieces as well. In addition to his work in art, Joe currently teaches tribal culture, history, and Siletz Dee Ni language. He is also a graphic artist, writer, photographer, and traditional dancer.

Crystal Boulton is a descendent of the Blackfoot people of Montana and Idaho. She comes from a long line of potters and other artisans. She is a graphic artist, writer, and is a seamstress specializing in period costumes and regalia. She is also a highly skilled in peyote stitch and other styles of beading.

Their jewelry uses traditional Pacific Northwest materials - dentalium and abalone shells, pine nut and trade beads, horn and antler, soapstone, feathers, and other items. All are assembled using the highest quality manufactured sinew and nylon thread, Myuki, Toho, and antique trade beads, and feature sterling silver findings.

Their studio is located in Peoria, a ghost town in rural Oregon on the banks of the Willamette River. Lakwashti Tribal Arts is certified by the United States Department of the Interior Indian Arts and Crafts Board as a native-owned and operated arts and crafts business.