Interim Executive Director
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“I am honored to join the AMCC team as the interim Executive Director. AMCC is a fabulous and effective organization that is poised to continue supporting our marine ecosystem and coastal communities. The organization has talented and committed staff working toward our goals and is committed to working through the director transition with grace and dedication.”
Anne joined AMCC in October 2017 as the interim Executive Director. She brings to this role twenty years of experience in the nonprofit sector. As with many transplants, Anne came to Alaska with a backpack in 1997 and never left. She has a deep commitment to social justice honed during her time with the United States Peace Corps in Thailand. This commitment feeds her desire to help preserve what makes Alaska amazing for future generations.
Anne received a BA from the Hanover College in Political Science. Prior to joining AMCC, she served as a Program Officer for the Alaska Conservation Foundation and prior to that at the Alaska Community Foundation. Anne also worked for the Alaska Humanities Forum, the Nature Conservancy Alaska and Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center.
Anne was raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, but has now lived in Alaska longer than anyplace else. She lives in Anchorage with her husband, son and dog. She enjoys being in the mountains as much as possible, catching salmon for the table and freezer, and encouraging her son’s love of running, climbing and any form of gathering food.
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Shannon was raised in coastal Maine, where his passion for fishing developed while fishing for stripers at the local beaches. He attended school in Washington State, spending summers seining in Southeast Alaska. After graduating, Shannon continued to fish in Southeast Alaska and also worked as a fly fishing guide in Washington and Oregon. His passion for healthy fisheries brought him back to Maine, where he attended law school.
During his time at the University of Maine school of Law, Shannon focused on ocean and coastal law. He served as the Editor-in-Chief of the school’s Ocean and Coastal Law Journal, and worked at the Conservation Law Foundation and NOAA Office of General Counsel, Alaska Section. He returned to Alaska in 2012 and has spent time working for the State of Alaska and Wild Salmon Center. Shannon currently serves on the board of the local Trout Unlimited chapter, on the Advisory Panel for the North Pacific Fishery Management Council, and is an avid fly fisherman and skier.
Working Waterfronts Program Director
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Rachel joined AMCC in 2011 after earning her doctorate in cultural anthropology from the University of British Columbia. For her dissertation fieldwork, she spent a year living in the Irish fishing community of Killybegs studying rural youth out-migration from fishery dependent regions. As AMCC’s Working Waterfronts Program Director she is engaged in research, education and policy work on fishing community sustainability, marine resource governance and rural youth issues in the Global North.
She is currently co-principal investigator on a three year (2014-2017) study, The Graying of the Fleet in Alaska Fisheries: Defining the Problem, Assessing Alternatives, carried out in Bristol Bay and Kodiak Archipelago fishing communities in partnership with University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) and Alaska Sea Grant. Rachel is also an affiliate faculty member at UAF’s School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences. She was raised in the fishing community of Naknek.
Kodiak Outreach Coordinator (Kodiak Office)
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Theresa is AMCC’s longest serving staff person (14 years!), an active fisherwoman and long-time resident of Kodiak, home to the nation’s largest fishing fleet. Theresa has a diverse fishing portfolio: setnetting for salmon, fishing for tanner crab, longlining for halibut, and jigging for cod. Fishing is a family business for Theresa and her husband Charlie and their three children. A tireless advocate for local fishermen, Theresa supports many aspects of AMCC’s Working Waterfronts and Fisheries Conservation programs and is active in community fisheries at a variety of levels. She currently serves as one of 11 voting members on the North Pacific Fishery Management Council, an important and influential body in Alaska’s fisheries management decisions.
Local Seafood Sales & Operations Manager
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David is a third-generation fisherman who was born and raised in Anchorage. He spends his summers fishing Prince William Sound alongside his father and brothers, who are actively involved in the setnet, drift and seine fisheries. David earned his bachelor’s degree in international business from California State University Dominguez Hills. New business ventures drew him to Washington D.C., Germany and Mexico City before returning to Alaska. David is excited to help AMCC expand the Catch of the Season program to connect more Alaskans with sustainable seafood caught by local, independent fishermen.
Fishing Community Organizer
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Noah grew up in northeastern Pennsylvania, on his family’s organic farm that specializes in honey production. His parents were pioneers in the local food movement growing and selling organic produce in the 70s 80s and 90s. Growing up Noah was more familiar with his mom’s farm raised chicken eggs than chicken nuggets. Being raised on local food gave him an early understanding of, and a passion for supporting sustainable food practices. He holds a degree in political science from Lehigh University in Pennsylvania.
His studies and subsequent work as an outdoor guide have taken him across the world. He knows how precious Alaska’s natural sustainable resources are and is committed to protecting them because he has seen what irresponsible resource extraction can do to ecosystems having been down rivers and streams all over the world as a rafting and kayak guide. He has worked as an advocate for working families in Anchorage for the past five years, as a political and community organizer for unions, and later as a program director for Habitat for Humanity. He spends every free moment in the outdoors. He loves to ski, hunt, fish, mountain bike, hike, and whitewater kayak.
Fall 2017 Intern
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Courtney joins the AMCC comes to AMCC this fall as an intern through UAA’s Environmental Studies Program. She is a lifelong Alaskan and junior at UAA. She will be supporting the AMCC annual raffle, membership, events and our seafood sales this fall.
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Dorothy joined the Alaska Marine Conservation Council in 1995, eventually serving as Executive Director until 2005. She received a Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation for a project addressing fisheries management in the eastern Bering Sea as warming ocean temperatures cause commercially valuable species to move northward into ecologically and culturally sensitive areas. Dorothy’s main focus now is on assisting the Bering Sea Elders Group and supporting our ocean acidification efforts. Dorothy serves on the North Pacific Research Board.