After participating in the 2009 deep wilderness trek, I moved from Minnesota to the Pacific Northwest to accept a position with Environment America, a nonprofit environmental advocacy organization. I then became an organic farmer for a short stint in Olympia, WA. I am currently working with the Anchorage Community Land Trust (ACLT) in Anchorage, Alaska.
ACLT aims to facilitate and catalyze community-directed economic revitalization in the Mountain View neighborhood of Anchorage, AK. Our primary goal is to bring more private sector investment into the community in order to provide jobs, diversify income levels, improve property maintenance and give residents and area businesses the opportunities and tools needed to capitalize on the community’s diverse energy. As the only non-profit organization working specifically on behalf of our community, ACLT works with partners to improve quality of life through a strong alliance of resources and programs grounded in a robust private sector.
I was recently elected to the Mountain View Community Council to continue to advocate on behalf of Anchorage's most ethnically diverse neighborhood.