Key Professional Positions
May 1991 to July 1997:
Subsistence Research Specialist, Department of Wildlife Management, North Slope Borough, Barrow, Alaska
August 1997 to December 2005:
Deputy Director, Department of Wildlife Management, North Slope Borough, Barrow, Alaska
December 2005 to present:
Director, Department of Wildlife Management, North Slope Borough, Barrow, Alaska
Professional Experience, Research Interests and Goals
Having been raised in a subsistence environment, I have great respect for our traditional and cultural way of life. Participating in subsistence hunting activities with my family has taught me valuable lessons in subsistence survival skills. I am familiar with the Utqiagvik subsistence use area and with my current job I have been fortunate to learn of other subsistence use areas throughout the North Slope. I have a great desire to learn more of our Inupiat traditional sites and the subsistence way of life.
As an employee of the Department of Wildlife Management I have enhanced my ability to address the public and to manage programs. This has been a real asset to me in understanding and communicating with local people and outside agencies regarding subsistence related issues. I care deeply for the protection of our environment and subsistence resources and would like to expand my opportunities to participate in advancement of research programs in the Arctic.
Professional Organizations, Commissions
Gates of the Arctic Subsistence Resource Commission
Indigenous Peoples Council on Marine Mammals
Alaska Migratory Bird Co-management Council
Circumpolar Inuit Wildlife Management Committee
Alaska Nannut Co-Management Council