AMCC’s all-Alaskan board provides the organization with leadership and guidance to fulfill our important mission. We are currently seeking new members to join this team. If you would like to learn more about joining AMCC’s Board of Directors, please read the Board Job Description, fill out this application and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also contact our office at 907.277.5357 or email the Board at email@example.com .
Brian Delay, Chair, Juneau
Brian Delay lives in Southeast Alaska where he runs a small construction contracting business and operates a family owned drift gillnet operation. Brian has worked in the salmon industry in Bristol Bay since 2003 and now fishes in Southeast Alaska. Abundant personal-use hunting and fishing opportunities have been an important part of sustaining his family livelihood, as well as commercial fisheries. Brian seeks to broaden AMCC’s work in Southeast by engaging young fishermen and residents who depend on healthy and diverse marine resources.
Dave Theriault, 1st Vice Chair, Anchorage
Dave grew up in Maine and now calls Anchorage home. He has a background in conservation advocacy and politics working on statewide campaigns to protect Alaska’s natural resources. In recent years, he has participated in the Bristol Bay fishery. He holds a J.D. from Lewis and Clark Law School with a specialization in environmental and natural resource law.
Marissa Wilson, 2nd Vice Chair, Homer
Marissa Wilson hails from the seaside hamlet of Homer and has spent time on boats fishing halibut, sablefish, and salmon. Throughout her life, Marissa has always had a deep appreciation for the ocean and what it provides. Studies in anthropology and work in the nonprofit sector inspired her to turn what started out as a summer job into a lifelong commitment to preserve the ocean-dependent lifestyle that she and so many others hold dear.
Vicki Clark, Treasurer, Anchorage
Vicki currently works as the Executive Director for Trustees for Alaska. She has practiced public interest environmental law for her entire career, seeking to protect natural resources when they are threatened by irresponsible or unsustainable resource development. Vicki brings her legal know-how, decades of work with non-profits, and love of the ocean to the AMCC Board.
Joel Cladouhos, Anchorage
Joel grew up in Juneau and has participated in Alaska’s fisheries in some form since he could walk. He brings a background in business and accounting with an MBA in finance and experience working for two CDQ groups. Currently, he lives in Anchorage and manages crab and cod boats operating in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands. He feels fortunate to have seen the industry through multiple lenses and has a growing desire to protect and sustain Alaska’s fisheries and coastal communities.
Gary Cline, Dillingham
Gary is a lineal descendant from a multi-generational fishing family in Bristol Bay and participates in the commercial herring and salmon fisheries. He was raised in Dillingham where his moral beliefs were shaped around the Yupik culture and subsistence way of life. Gary holds a bachelor’s degree in International Business and currently works to protect Bristol Bay from offshore drilling and the proposed Pebble Mine.
Ellen Tyler, Anchorage
Ellen hails from coastal Maine, and has made Alaska her home. Inspired by the distributed intelligence of food systems (particularly the wild genius of fish) she has contributed to and co-founded several initiatives bringing people in conversation around the production, harvest, reuse and distribution of our daily grub. With a Masters in Nutrition, she believes access to nutritious and culturally appropriate food is one artery into the heart of comprehensive preventative health interventions. Ellen has worked as a researcher, including researching seafood in a multi-state baseline production/consumption foodshed analysis; as a legislative aid, focused on federal appropriations and marine conservation; and as a program manager for the statewide ocean observing system. She now runs her own consulting business.
Darius Kasprzak, Kodiak
Darius Kasprzak has resided on Kodiak Island for the past 40 years. He was raised on the rural south end of the archipelago, living a subsistence lifestyle and homeschooled during his formative years. He began commercially fishing at age 14 and has since engaged in nearly all commercial fisheries and gear variations associated with the Gulf of Alaska. He now specializes in the jig fishery and is owner/operator of the F/V Marona, a classic 1940’s era fishing vessel. He has been active for the past decade in representing the Kodiak jig fleet and small vessel community. Darius joined AMCC’s board in Nov. 2016.
Ryan Horwath, Kodiak
Ryan Horwath moved to Kodiak, Alaska with his father in Oct. 2003 to continue his family’s fishing tradition. He serves on the Alaska Jig Association board and has been working on direct marketing cod and rockfish. Ryan believes one of the most important things AMCC does is cultivate awareness of issues facing coastal communities, including fisheries privatization and ocean acidification. Ryan was raised in Rochester, NY and has an associate’s degree in film and video.