BOARD OF DIRECTORS
John Torgerson, Chair
Former State Official
Jake Arness, Secretary
Udelhoven – Experience as project management, structural and mechanical estimator, field superintendent, field engineer, and safety coordinator. Jake has worked with Udelhoven Oilfield System Services, Inc. for 11 consecutive years.
Melissa Galloway, Treasurer
Toby Long, Board Member
Kenai Peninsula College – Toby Long is the Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Kenai Peninsula College. He is the recent founder of Birch Ridge Community Action Team; a non-profit ministry that serves the people here on the Peninsula in numerous, work-related capacities including disaster relief, minor plumbing/construction needs, demolition, moving, etc… Toby is passionate about serving others and facilitating chemical education online to native and rural Alaskans and abroad.
Larry Porter, Board Member
Challenger Learning Center CEO, Emeritus
John Goldie, Board Member
BP – As head of the Projects organization, John Goldie is accountable for safe and efficient delivery of a portfolio of projects to support the Greater Prudhoe Bay Area and act as the Global Projects Organization member of the BP Alaska regional leadership team. John is married to Carolyn and they have two daughters, Stacey and, Darryl who are based in Scotland.
Kurt Olson, Board Member
Tim Dillon, Board Member
Previously, Dillon spent seven years as the City Manager for the City of Seldovia. During his tenure in Seldovia he not only brought stability but also over thirty million dollars in Federal, State, Borough and private grants. He also served as the president of the Alaska City Managers Organization for two years.
Tim worked in sports and entertainment for over twenty-five years and is the immediate past president for Team Alaska. He holds a Master’s degree that is a combination of law, accounting and marketing from Eastern Kentucky University. Dillon and his family live in Kenai.
Ron Hyde, Board Member
Catherine Stevens, Honorary Board Member
A fourth generation Alaskan, is an attorney with the law firm of Mayer Brown LLP in Washington, D.C. She was the District Attorney in Fairbanks, Alaska and in private practice in Fairbanks and Anchorage. She served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of California and is a member of the Bar of California, Alaska and the District of Columbia. She was General Counsel for the National Endowment for the Arts; Executive Director of Terra Foundation for the Arts with responsibility for museums in Chicago and Giverny, France; and General Counsel for Occidental International Corporation in Washington, D.C. She has served on the Advisory Council of the NIH National Institute on Drug Abuse and the National Foundation for Mental Health, NIMH. She has served on many charitable boards: The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Washington Opera, Shakespeare Theatre, Ford’s Theatre; on the Advisory Boards of the Wyeth Center at the Farnsworth Museum, the Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall, the National Museum of the American Indian; and was a member of President Jimmy Carter’s Commission on Radio and Television Policy (U.S./Russia). She and her late husband Senator Ted Stevens have supported and worked closely with many national and international medical research institutions, and numerous Alaska nonprofits and communities to improve health and education.