Board of Directors

Laura McDonnell

Laura McDonnell

President

Caribou Crossings

Lifelong Juneauite, business owner. Earned her undergrad and graduate degrees in management and business administration from Univ of Alaska.

John Blasco

John Blasco

Past President

Anchorage Distillery 

John is the CEO of Anchorage Distillery. The boys basketball head coach at TMHS. He is also a husband and the father of two.

Benjamin Brown

Benjamin Brown

President Elect

Attorney at Law

Ben is a lifelong Alaskan and Development Director and a company member at Perseverance Theatre.  He’s an attorney-at-law and has been a member of the Alaska Bar Association since 2002.

Max Mertz

Max Mertz

Treasurer

Mertz CPA, Advisor

Max has been a CPA in Alaska for over 25 years and was a CPA in New Mexico prior. During his career, he has served clients in a variety of industries including fisheries, airline, government, and not-for-profit.

Jodi Garza

Jodi Garza

Secretary

Alaska Seaplanes

Raised on Prince of Wales Island, has lived in Juneau for 14 years. CAO for Alaska Seaplanes for 10 years. I have three kids and have been married for 23 years.

Wayne Jensen

Wayne Jensen

Board Member

Jensen Yorba Wall, Inc.

Wayne has been an architect in Juneau for over 45 years. He and his wife Rita moved to Juneau from Nebraska in 1973.

Angie Nolan

Angie Nolan

Alaska Unlimited Realty

 

Travis mccain

Travis mccain

Board Member

Alaska Litho

Travis McCain has been with Alaska Litho for 31 years and is also a licensed real estate agent. He has a passion for helping other local businesses thrive.  He was raised in Juneau and has been a resident for 40 years. He is a husband to a lovely wife and a father of three wonderful daughters.

 

Roger Calloway

Roger Calloway

Reliable Transfer

 

Sara Race

Sara Race

Board Member

Alaska Business Partner- Gartner

Sara is a business partner for Gartner and has a bachelor’s degree in management from Arizona State University.

Eric Forst

Eric Forst

Board Member

Red Dog Saloon

Active Rotarian and past president, Eric holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from California State University, Chico. He has one daughter and has been married to his wife Tracy for 25 years.

Corey Baxter

Corey Baxter

Board Member

Operating Engineers Local 302 Union for Southeast Alaska

Corey is a 4th generation Juneauite, 28 year member and District Representative for the Operating Engineers Local 302 Union for Southeast Alaska.

Heather Nelson

Heather Nelson

Board Member

Hecla Greens Creek

​An outdoor enthusiast and advocate for community engagement, she is also an active member of the AMA, RDC, and is the treasurer for the Juneau Gold Rush Days.

Ray Thibodeau

Ray Thibodeau

Board Member

Alaska Marine Lines

3rd generation Juneauite. He started his career with AML in Oct of 1990. He is married to Anne, and is a father of 4.