For-profit

Buffalo Cloud Consulting, LLC

Location:

Lake Oswego, Oregon

Type:

For-profit DEI Consultancy

Founded:

2014

Founder:

Christine Moses

Buffalo Cloud Consulting, LLC provides diversity, equity, and inclusion training, as well as marketing, management, and non-profit consulting and strategy, to private companies, nonprofits, and schools. [1] The company has one employee, Christine Moses, and had nearly $74,000 in revenue. [2]

Prior to relocating Buffalo Cloud to Oregon in 2019, the company filed a tax forfeiture in Texas, [3] the result of the company failing to file its franchise tax return or paying the necessary tax. [4] In early 2021, BCC changed its status from forfeited franchise tax to forfeited existence. [5]

Founder

Christine Moses, a Eugene, Oregon native, is the founder and CEO of Buffalo Cloud Consulting. [6] She is an equity and inclusion facilitator with a background in community action, and a self-proclaimed “healer of the world.” [7] Moses is bi-racial and identifies as a Black woman, and claims that it is her personal goal to eradicate white supremacy and end racism by 2040. [8]

Moses founded BCC in Austin, Texas in 2014 [9] and later it incorporated in Oregon in 2019, while she was the communications director for the Lake Oswego school district. [10] Previously, she was the communications director for SEDL, which has now merged with the American Institutes of Research (AIR). [11]

Moses received her bachelor’s degree from Princeton University, her master’s degree from Trinity College, and is a doctoral candidate at the University of Oregon. [12] Prior to founding Buffalo Cloud Consulting, she was the founder and president of Wholly Moses Media and Consulting. [13]

Consulting Activities

Christine Moses uses programs, seminars, webinars, and discussions to focus on justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion, often referred to as JEDI, to various audiences, including private companies, nonprofits, and schools. [14] While Moses was an employee of the Lake Oswego School District, she was also the CEO of Buffalo Cloud Consulting, an overlap that occurred for more than two years. [15]

BCC was listed on the City of Austin’s Minority Business Enterprise/Women Business Enterprise subcontractor vendor list under “significant local business presence (SLBP).” The vendor list includes Moses’ gender and ethnicity information. [16]

In 2020, the City of West Linn, Oregon requested proposals for a diversity, equity, and inclusion program and equity audit. At that time, BerryDunn, an accounting and consulting firm, created a proposal, which included Buffalo Cloud Consulting as a strategic planner with a proposed rate of $120.00 per hour and an estimated cost of $21,000. [17] However, the proposal was not selected by the city. [18]

Work in Schools

Moses and Buffalo Cloud Consulting were by the school district in Eugene, Oregon to lead a four-day workshop for students on implicit bias, white privilege, and microaggressions. In Moses’ presentations, she insists that parents are responsible for creating an inclusive environment. [19]

Buffalo Cloud Consulting has also been hired by the Connecticut State Department of Education and Sam Houston State University. [20]

Buffalo Cloud Consulting was hired by the Austin Independent School District in Texas, and was paid nearly $44,000 over an eight-month period for an “engineering fee” and “miscellaneous contracted fees.” [21] Moses developed website content and supported the “community outreach activities of the Construction Management department.” [22]

The Community Roots School, a public Montessori charter school in Silverton, Oregon, which is part of the National Center for Montessori in the Public Sector, hired Moses as a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) consultant to offer staff and the board advice on how to “use an equity lens in decision-making processes, create culturally responsive learning environments, examine explicit biases, and dismantle aspects of white supremacy culture within ourselves and our community.” Moses helped to create the Racial Healing Handbook [23] and works with staff monthly to review the handbook, discuss white supremacy and white supremacy culture, and “to provide an equity lens” when needed. [24]

References

  1. Amended Annual Report – Buffalo Cloud Consulting, LLC. Oregon Records Management Solution. June 30, 2021. Accessed February 2, 2022. http://records.sos.state.or.us/ORSOSWebDrawer/Recordpdf/8111612 ^
  2.  Buffalo Cloud Consulting, LLC – D and B Business Directory. Dun and Bradstreet. Accessed February 4, 2022. https://www.dnb.com/business-directory/company-profiles.buffalo_cloud_consulting_llc.893261a6e0b089b6cc8c50a985cb45bf.html ^
  3. Tax Forfeiture – Buffalo Cloud Consulting. Open Corporates. Accessed February 16, 2022. https://opencorporates.com/filings/897679364 ^
  4. Business Organizations – Defined Terms. Texas Secretary of State. Accessed February 16, 2022. https://direct.sos.state.tx.us/help/help-corp.asp?pg=ov#:~:text=Forfeited%20Existence%20%2D%20An%20inactive%20status,the%20comptroller%20of%20public%20accounts. ^
  5. Events for Buffalo Cloud Consulting, LLC. Open Corporates. Accessed February 16, 2022. https://opencorporates.com/companies/us_tx/0802172437/events ^
  6. Daley, Jillian. “School District Chooses New Communications Director.” Lake Oswego Review. May 19, 2017. Accessed February 9, 2022. https://pamplinmedia.com/lor/48-news/359837-239879-school-district-chooses-new-communications-director ^
  7. Christine Moses, CEO. Buffalo Cloud Consulting. Accessed January 24, 2022. https://www.buffalocloudconsulting.com/chris-creds ^
  8. “Women Crushing It Wednesday – Christine Moses.” Herdacity. Accessed February 2, 2022. https://herdacity.org/women-crushing-it-wednesday-christine-moses/ ^
  9. Daley, Jillian. “School District Chooses New Communications Director.” Lake Oswego Review. May 19, 2017. Accessed February 9, 2022. https://pamplinmedia.com/lor/48-news/359837-239879-school-district-chooses-new-communications-director ^
  10. Articles of Organization – Buffalo Cloud Consulting, LLC. Oregon Records Management Solution. August 5, 2019. Accessed January 24, 2022. http://records.sos.state.or.us/ORSOSWebDrawer/Recordpdf/6836127 ^
  11. Christine Moses. LinkedIn. Accessed February 4, 2022. https://www.linkedin.com/in/christineamoses/ ^
  12. About BCC – Chris’s Creds. Buffalo Cloud Consulting. Accessed February 4, 2022. https://www.buffalocloudconsulting.com/chris-creds ^
  13. Daley, Jillian. “School District Chooses New Communications Director.” Lake Oswego Review. May 19, 2017. Accessed February 9, 2022. https://pamplinmedia.com/lor/48-news/359837-239879-school-district-chooses-new-communications-director ^
  14. “Our2021 Summer Retreat.” Kone Consulting. August 18, 2021. Accessed February 2, 2022. https://koneconsulting.com/blog/2021/8/17/our-2021-summer-retreat ^
  15. Christine Moses. LinkedIn. Accessed February 4, 2022. https://www.linkedin.com/in/christineamoses/ ^
  16. Regional Assessment of Fair Housing. “City Code Chapter 2-9C Non-professional MBE/WBE Procurement Program.” City of Austin. January 2017. Accessed February 16, 2022. https://www.austintexas.gov/edims/document.cfm?id=291916 ^
  17. “A Proposal for a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Program and Equity Audit.” BerryDunn. May 19, 2020. Accessed February 16, 2022. https://westlinnoregon.gov/sites/default/files/fileattachments/communications/page/47821/combined_dei_proposals_2020_reduced_size.pdf ^
  18. “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Audit and Program.” City of West Linn.” Accessed February 16, 2022. https://westlinnoregon.gov/communications/diversity-equity-and-inclusion-audit-program#:~:text=The%20City%20of%20West%20Linn,the%20community%20as%20a%20whole.&text=This%20includes%20the%20development%20of,DEI)%20program%20for%20our%20employees. ^
  19. Hart, Melissa. “How Equity and Inclusion Coaches Are Helping Schools Become Anti-Racist.” June 21, 2021. Accessed February 2, 2022. https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2021/06/21/school-equity-coaches-anti-racist/ ^
  20. Daley, Jillian. “School District Chooses New Communications Director.” Lake Oswego Review. May 19, 2017. Accessed February 9, 2022. https://pamplinmedia.com/lor/48-news/359837-239879-school-district-chooses-new-communications-director ^
  21. [1] AISD Check Registrar For Fiscal Year 2017. Austin Independent School District. 2017. Accessed February 9, 2022. https://www.austinisd.org/sites/default/files/dept/budget/docs/Check%20Registries/AISD_Budget_CheckRegister_201607_201703.pdf ^
  22. “Community Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC) Report to the Board of Trustees.” Austin Independent School District. October 31, 2016. Accessed February 16, 2022. https://www.austintexas.gov/edims/document.cfm?id=291916 ^
  23. “Charter School Annual Report 2020-2021 School Year.” The Community Roots School. October 1, 2021. Accessed February 4, 2022. http://crmontessori.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/2020-21-CRS-Annual-Report-Final.pdf ^
  24. Administrator Report – The Community Roots School Board Meeting. The Community Roots School. March 2, 2021. Accessed February 9, 2022. http://crmontessori.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/March-2021-Board-packet.pdf ^
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