Cook Inletkeeper Board Members

Willow King

Willow King

Alaska born, Willow was raised spending winters on the garden island of Kaua’i & summers in the flow and ebb of Upper Cook Inlet, commercial drift gillnet salmon fishing.. Her background is in commercial salmon fishing, processing, marketing & advocating. Her love for...

Eve Downing

Eve Downing

Eve was raised on Dena’ina lands in Sterling. She became involved with environmental activism in highschool once she saw how climate change was impacting her community. Eve became involved with Alaska Youth for Environmental Action to promote community resiliency and...

Tania Spurkland

Tania Spurkland

Born in Cordova, and raised on a homestead in Homer, Tania is an avid science educator, marine ecologist, and outdoor enthusiast. For three decades, she taught biology in the Anchorage School District and loved taking her marine biology students to Kachemak Bay to...

Nancy Martha Yeaton

Nancy Martha Yeaton

Gwi, Liita, Ngaqngaq, Maqu, Yartuliq, Antastasia, Nancy Martha Yeaton was born in English Bay, Alaska; the oldest daughter of Peter James Moonin and Wilma Moore. Nancy left English Bay when she was eight years old, and returned at the age of twenty-one. She now lives...

Steve McKeever

Steve McKeever

Steve has lived in Anchorage for over 55 years, arriving as a 12 year old on the longest day of the year in 1966. Prior to Alaska, he lived in various towns in North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming and Colorado; always at the edge of town, near wild country, where adventures...

Mel Strydom

Mel Strydom

Mel was born in London, England and after 5 years in South Africa, his family moved to Los Angeles. He found his way to Alaska in the mid 80’s and moved to Homer in 1995 where he started an accounting services business. He owned The Grog Shop from 2005-2022. Mel is...

Mike O’Meara

Mike O’Meara

Mike is a long-time Kachemak Bay area resident and activist who has been the editorial cartoonist for the Homer News since 1980. Before moving he was a public school teacher in Hollywood, California and Anchorage, Alaska. Mike worked with Homer’s Pratt Museum for 19...

Peter Mjos

Peter Mjos

Peter is a physician who retired after 45 years of public health practice providing care for Alaskans. Peter is a longtime advocate for children’s health and fitness. He has an extensive history of service in local community and civic affairs, and regional...