Elaine Banda is the AKOSH (Alaska Occupational Safety and Health) Training Coordinator for the State of Alaska. To learn more about AKOSH, click here.
Darl purchased Art Services North in 1992 and has been running Alaska's best events with his team ever since. They've worked with just about every industry in the state, and here Darl recounts his long history with the construction industry. To find out more, visit www.ArtServicesNorth.com.
Dick Engebretson is a longtime member of the Alaskan construction industry and resident of Fairbanks. He has been a recipient of the prestigious AGC Hard Hat award and is well-known throughout the business.
Gary is President & CEO of Klebs Mechanical. He started KLEBS as a one man truck and metal fabrication business in 1986. He has been at the helm of KLEBS leading them forward in growth for the past 26 years to the multi-faceted company that they are today. Gary's roots in the industry and education run deep. He is one of the founders of the Associated Builders & Contractors of Alaska. He is also the past President of the Board of Directors for the ABC of Alaska of which Klebs is a current member. Gary has a vision for KLEBS to continue to grow and flourish as a family business that reflects the original values of candor, teamwork, ingenuity and integrity that he originally brought to his one-man operation.
To find out more about Klebs, click here.
Cheryl Venechuk is a Traffic Control Supervisor for Exclusive Paving in Fairbanks, and also part of Laborers' Local 942. She is involved in the community in Fairbanks, and recently put together the first annual Fairbanks Trades Women calendar. To learn more about Exclusive Paving, follow the link: http://www.colaska.com/About-Us/Our-Companies
Beki Kelly moved to Alaska in 2008 after completing a dual degree in Natural Science and Education from Colorado State University and teaching science and math at a Fort Collins High School. While in Alaska, Beki has worked as an environmental scientist for an engineering firm and completed a masters in Environmental Science from Alaska Pacific University. With Alaska Resource Education (ARE), Beki has been able to combine her passion for teaching with her knowledge and experience from consulting in industry. Since joining ARE in 2012, Beki has spent her time traveling across the state educating students and teachers about Alaska’s Natural Resources.
To learn more about ARE, visit www.akresource.org.
Phil Elmer talks about his occupation as Aggregate Manager for Exclusive Paving in Fairbanks.
John Shively first came to Alaska in 1965 as a VISTA volunteer. What started as a one year assignment turned into a career involved in the issues that have shaped Alaska – both in the private and public sector. Shively worked with NANA Regional Corporations on the development of the Red Dog Mine and prior to his assignment at Pebble served as Holland America Lines executive in Alaska. He has served two governors and is a former commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources. Shively has been a trustee for Alaska Permanent Fund, regent at the University of Alaska and served on numerous boards including the Alaska Chamber and the Resource Development Council where he served as president for five years. In 2009, Shively received the Bill Egan award from the Alaska State Chamber of Commerce as their outstanding Alaskan of the year. Shively has also been recognized with the prestigious Denali Award from the Alaska Federation of Natives. In 2014, Shively transitioned from his position as CEO of the Anchorage-based Pebble Partnership to serve as Chairman of the Board – a role that allows him to stay active with Pebble while spending more time with his family.
Ron Pichler, President of Denali Drilling, gives an account of his experience in the Alaskan construction industry.
Shawn is a lifelong Alaskan from Chugiak, AK. She received an environmental engineering degree from Montana Tech and then later a Master’s in Project engineering and management.
She is the owner of Crouse Environmental Compliance, LLC since 2012, specializing in environmental permitting and compliance for construction and oil and gas. She is also a longtime instructor of CESCL.