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We are a team of professionals devoted to improving the lives of Alaska’s youth
Alutiiq/Aleut from Old Harbor, AK. Her family and heritage is from Old Harbor and King Cove, Alaska. She is a proud mother of two. She obtained higher education in the field of Public Health to support her passion—to decrease and/or eliminate health disparities among her fellow Alaska Native people. She strives to develop culturally appropriate and effective health interventions to increase health and wellness among Alaska Natives. She hopes to continue to work to develop programs that support links to traditional ways while reinforcing the wisdom in our many cultures and languages. I hope to see this program gain traction to not only see a positive health impact on Alaska Natives, but a cultural revival of our traditional way of living.Working at RurAL CAP supports her mission in supporting and sustaining healthy Alaska Native families for generations to come.
Technical Assistance Coordinator
Yupik and Denaina, raised in Newhalen. He provides a wealth of knowledge working in Rural Alaska as an Educator and as a City Administrator. He will be providing technical assistance to the Alaska OJJDP Grantees under the Program Areas 8 Healing to Wellness and 9 Tribal Youth Program grantees in Alaska. He is a long time Bristol Bay fisherman and enjoys participating in Subsistence activities.
Community Technical Assistant Coordinator
Kimberly has lived and worked in rural and urban Alaska since 1977. She earned a juris doctorate (J.D) degree from the University of New Mexico School of Law in 1993 and a B.A degree in Native American Studies from The Evergreen State College in 1985. She is a mother to two grown sons and a grandmother of three. Kimberly has a longstanding commitment and passion for tribal justice and has actively provided tribal court assessments, training, planning, code-writing and other technical services to Alaska Tribes since 1995. She is a certified Tribal Healing to Wellness Court trainer and has other specialized experience representing indigenous children, troubled youth and Tribes in both state and tribal courts. Kimberly has served as a tribal court judge and as an associate justice. She has worked as a prisoner reentry program manager, tribal court administrator and as an Assistant Professor at the University of Alaska teaching federal Indian law and justice studies.
Technical Assistance & Outreach Support
Laura Knapp is a proud Alaskan and an avid world traveler. Since 2010, she has taught Microsoft programs and networking platforms to young impoverished women of Cameroon Africa, inspiring them to become self-sustaining entrepreneurs. With her background experience in cultural-economic development, nutrition, and web skills, she is excited to work at RurAL CAP in supporting their ongoing vision in the preservation of healthy Alaskan Native families.