Augusta "Gus" Smith is a retired educator originally from Wewoka Oklahoma, although she has lived in several areas of the U.S. She is full blood Muscogee Creek and Seminole. She is the Executive Director of L.I.N.K, Ministries, [Living in Neighborly Kindness] and the Coordinator and Director of "Native Praise", an all women's native choir that have traveled around the U.S. Gus has been active in Native Ministry for most of her life.
She is married to her husband Mike, who is Cherokee. They have two sons, two daughters-in-law, and five grandsons. Gus and Mike currently reside in Tulsa, Oklahoma.