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Board of Directors & Staff

Board of Directors

Debbie Oudiz, PhD, President, retired environmental toxicologist for the California Environmental Protection Agency.  

Kelli Parker, Treasurer, over twenty years experience in public and nonprofit sector program development and management.

Joanna Fonkert, Secretary,  Certified Teacher and local naturalist

Kathy Anderson, PhD, MPH, MS, Member at Large, retired telecommunications executive. Retired adjunct professor of Marketing and Public Health at UAA, APU, and the University of South Florida.

Britni Siekaniec , Member at Large, business Owner, AK Salt Co.                 

Casey Siekaniec , Member at Large, business Owner, AK Salt Co.

Betsy Webb, Member at Large,  professional history includes Curator of Zoology at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and Curator of Collections at the Pratt Museum. 

Kevin Wilmeth, Member at Large, professional technology geek at Kenai Peninsula Borough School District;  amateur human; molecular-level nerd in all things; maker of impenetrably arcane references

Bryan Zak, Member at Large,  present Judge for Pacific Excellence Northwest, Former Mayor of the City of Homer,  Past Associate State Director for the Small Business Development Center. Present Owner of Alaska Adventure Cabins, Board member of the Homer Senior Center, Rotarian and member of Homer United Methodist Church, previous District Boy Scout Executive Director before joining the Air Force - Flew B-52s, B-1s, and then wrote AFPD 90-501 for the installation of Quality throughout the Air Force.  Politics began as the Vice-President of the Pepperdine University Student Body.  Now learning to be an Actor and an Artist.  

Mina Kumar, Member at Large, project manager with nearly twenty years of experience with social sector organizations including non-profits, private foundations, socially responsible businesses, and social enterprises. 

Paula Cullenberg, Member at Large, former director of Alaska Sea Grant, UAF professor emeritus, board member Bristol Bay Heritage Land Trust, Bristol Bay salmon fisherman and owner of Small Boat Salmon.

Nancy Lee Evans, PhD, MS, Member at Large, founder of the Alaska Alternative Energy Resource Center at the Alaska Center for the Environment, Adjunct faculty at UAA,  staff or board member of 12 non-profits since 1980 including the Kachemak Heritage Land Trust and the Homer Folk School and as owner of  AnamCara,  teaches classes in holistic healing,  wild edible and medicinal plants, Celtic tradition  and offers ancestral tours of Ireland.

Advisory Member: Crystal CollierExecutive Director, Seldovia Village Tribe, Seldovia, Alaska

Interested in joining our Board of Directors? Click here for an application!

Staff

Elizabeth Trowbridge
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
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Katie Gavenus
PROGRAM DIRECTOR
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Seth Spencer
PT EDUCATION PROGRAM/WYNN NATURE CENTER  COORDINATOR
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Henry Rieske
WYNN NATURE CENTER/COASTWALK COORDINATOR
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Shannon Moore
SCHOOL PROGRAM/PETERSON BAY FIELD STATION COORDINATOR
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Marcie Gordon
BOOKKEEPER
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