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Sierra Teller Ornelas
Personal information

Tucson (United States)

Professional information

Television producer and screenwriter

Sierra Teller Ornelas (Tucson (Arizona), 1981) is an American producer, director, screenwriter and weaver of Navajo ethnicity.[1]

Ornelas was born into the Edgewater clan.[2]He studied media arts at the University of Arizona.[3]

In his career he has written episodes of several television series, such as Happy Endings,[4][5]Selfie Y Superstore.[6]

In 2021 he created the sitcom Rutherford Falls in conjunction with Michael Schur and Ed Helms.[7][8]


  1. Schmitt, Rory O’Neill (2016). Navajo and Hopi Art in Arizona: Continuing Traditions (in English). Arcadia Publishing. ISBN 978-1-62585-560-2. Accessed 9 April 2020.
  2. Sierra Teller Ornelas writes in the Washington Post
  3. «Weaving is part of woman’s soul». Arizona Daily Star (in English). 13 December 2006. Accessed 9 April 2020.
  4. Yurth, Cindy (24 October 2011). «For Diné scriptwriter, Hollywood is one big dinner table». Accessed 9 April 2020.
  5. Montpelier, Rachel (14 September 2018). «Writer to Watch: Sierra Teller Ornelas of “Superstore». Accessed 9 April 2020.
  6. Petski, Denise; Andreeva, Nellie (20 November 2019). «Rutherford Falls’ Co-Creator Sierra Teller Ornelas Inks Overall Deal With Universal TV». Deadline (in English). Accessed 9 April 2020.
  7. Montpelier, Rachel (20 November 2019). «Sierra Teller Ornelas Signs Multi-Year Overall Deal with Universal Television». Accessed 9 April 2020.
  8. Tennant, Zoe (7 February 2020). «Rutherford Falls brings Indigenous writers together for new NBC sitcom». CBC. Accessed 9 April 2020.

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