Erin is a passionate advocate for social justice, with a rich and diverse experience in nonprofit management and event production. Anchored in Anchorage since the age of two, Erin is a proud alumna of Wonder Park Elementary, Wendler Jr. High School, and Bettye Davis East Anchorage High School. Her profound dedication to her home state is reflected in her relentless advocacy for issues, particularly those that disproportionately affect minority communities.
She began her professional journey at Anchorage Fur Rendezvous, eventually rising to the position of Events Manager. Her career has also been enriched by her experiences at the State of Alaska-Child Support Division, Doyon Limited and JJ Powers Public Relations.
A key accomplishment in Erin's career was her instrumental role in founding the Alaska Civics Academy, a program dedicated to promoting civic participation and understanding. She is also an active contributor to the Alaska Coalition for Justice, tirelessly working to advance fairness and equality across the state, with a specific focus on police reforms and addressing the school-to-prison pipeline.
In addition, Erin is a board member of Alaskans for Fair Courts, reflecting her commitment to uphold justice and impartiality within the judicial selection process. Her involvement extends to the steering committee of Alaska Women's Ascend, a program designed to empower women to run for political office, thereby promoting gender balance in political representation. In 2022, Erin joined the planning committee of Juneteenth Anchorage, underscoring her commitment to diversity and community engagement in Anchorage.
With her extensive experience and unwavering dedication to social justice, Erin stands out as a significant advocate and leader within her community. Her continuous efforts are pivotal in moving towards a more inclusive and equitable Alaska.
Meda is a Tlingit Traditional Healer, Ethno-herbalist, multi-disciplinary artist, community leader, educator, and advocate of Indigenous health practices, as well as environmental stewardship. Her Tlingit names are Tśa Tsée Naakw, Khaat kła.at. Her adopted Northern Cree name is Boss EagleSpirit Woman. Her clan is Naanyaa.aayí from Wrangell, Alaska and she is the child of the Kaach.adí
Jen is a lifetime Alaskan, Mother of 4 dynamic humans. She also stands strong in Caregiver/ Elderly advocacy having over a decade experience assisting those with Alzheimer and Dementia. She is currently on the panel to Unionize Alaska’s Caregivers ensuring they have a better, more sustainable livelihood in the future. For several years now she has been a Medicaid Navigator assisting others in their quest for proper and accessible Healthcare. Having contributed to the Medicaid Barriers Project for the last couple of years, she looks forward to positive changes for Alaskans to more easily attain their healthcare benefits to meet their goals and needs.e to show.