​Originating from the Northern Plains and from New Town, ND with an Oklahoma upbringing.  Chance currently resides in Tulsa with his wife Tyler English-Rush and their children.  His foundation was established by his God given ability as a runner and his faith in God.  His vision was created in a dorm room in 1998 while attending Haskell Indian Nations University and his outreach was established out of a small room on Hope Avenue in El Reno, OK.  

Chance learned early that he could use his athletic talents as a means to accomplish great things. He developed incredible drive and discipline to overcome all obstacles that stood in his way.  His hard work opened many doors for him. He ran a successful college career and most importantly, ultimately earned his degree.  Today, he serves as a consultant to tribes and organizations across the country in reference to business, community outreach, staff trainings, and curriculum development.  Chance knew he had experienced some great things and learned many valuable lessons along the way. His passion for strengthening Native communities combined with his experiences led him to the development of Cloudboy Consulting.

Chance travels throughout the United States and Canada to work with Native communities in efforts to inspire, heal, motivate, and energize. He has a talent for using his energy and humor to spread a simple message, “Use your personal talents to lead you to greatness.” He promotes healthy living and lives his life alcohol and drug free.


OTHER TRIBAL AFFILIATIONS: (Dakota, Otoe, Arapaho, and Oneida) When he’s not in a community or on the road, he can be found running his favorite trail, golfing, at Lifetime Fitness, and spending time with his family. Chance is very proud of his most challenging work to raise strong, spiritual, independent children.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Oklahoma Baptist University 1994-2000
  • 1996 - 2 Time National Champion (Track & Field)
  • 1996 -3 Time NAIA All-American (Track & Field)
  • 1997 -NAIA All-American (Track & Field)
  • 2000 -Graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University (BSW)
  • Founded Cloudboy Consulting, LLC
  • 2001 -NCAIED Entrepreneurship of The Year
  • 2003 -NABI National Spokesperson (Selected)
  • 2005 -Well Nations Magazine “Well Man of the Year”
  • Worked with over 500 tribal communities, colleges, conferences and festivals.
  • 2015-Established the non-profit "Our Native Men, Inc"
  • 2016-Spoke at White House Tribal Gathering with Billy Mills

​​​Chance lee rush

is an enrolled member of the Three Affiliated Tribes (Hidatsa), of North Dakota