Protecting Alaska's Cook Inlet watershed and the life it sustains since 1995.
Sue Mauger, Science & Executive Director
Sue studies Alaska’s wild salmon streams and leads Inletkeeper's efforts to highlight the relevance of climate and land-use change in local decision-making. She coordinates regional water temperature monitoring networks and uses thermal infrared imagery to map and protect cold-water habitats: the stepping stones salmon will need to move up and down otherwise warming stream channels. Sue did her undergraduate work at Duke University and got her masters in Fisheries Science from Oregon State University. Sue was among 80 women worldwide selected to take part in the second team of Homeward Bound, a global leadership initiative for women in science.
Tyler Huling, Policy Director
Tyler was born and raised on Dena’ina lands in Anchorage and currently lives on the Sugpiaq and Dena'ina lands of the lower Kenai Peninsula. She attended college in Appalachia, where the long-term impacts of industrial-scale mining became all too clear. Prior to joining Inletkeeper, Tyler was an elected official in Haines, Alaska, a Peace Corps Volunteer in Uganda, and a public health professional - among other things. She is passionate about ecological integrity, local food systems, clean water, and wild plants. Tyler can often be found foraging, making medicines, romping around in the forest / meadow / mountains with her huskies, or cooking a delicious meal.
Bridget Maryott, Digital Engagement
Bridget Maryott leads the fundraising and capacity building efforts at Cook Inletkeeper, with a diverse background ranging from cancer diagnostics to tourism marketing. She believes in strong communities and gives back by serving on the Homer Farmers Market and Homer Pride board of directors, as well as the Kachemak Shorebird Festival planning committee, and is a member of the Rotary Club of Homer-Kachemak Bay. In her spare time she enjoys growing hard-neck varieties of garlic, perennials and fancy chickens.
Quentin Simeon, Operations Director
Quentin was born and raised in rural Alaska on the Kuskokwim River. He is passionate about empowering youth and strengthening our communities. After receiving a BA in English from the University of Alaska Anchorage, he has primarily worked for Alaska Native organizations, non-profits, and higher education institutions, with a focus on universal access and holistic education. He is also a storyteller and artist. After several years working within the University of Alaska system, he has moved to the lower peninsula and is excited to be a part of the Cook Inletkeeper team and continue working towards healthy sustainable relationships with our communities and environments.
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Satchel Pondolfino, Lower Inlet Organizer
Satchel joined Inletkeeper to take on a community organizing role in the Anchorage and Mat-Su valley regions. After receiving an Environmental Studies degree from Southern Oregon University in 2015 she worked for a Southern Oregon climate focused nonprofit where she found her passion for cultivating community through environmental advocacy. After half a year of South American travel she found herself back in Anchorage, where she was born and raised, eager to continue utilizing and developing her community organizer skillset in her home town. She is overjoyed to join the Cook Inletkeeper team and reroot to Alaska in a meaningful way by bringing people together to fight for resilient and healthy communities in the face of climate change.
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Taylor Kendal, Communications Director
Taylor brings her passion for environmentally-conscious and sustainable messaging and visual design to the team at Inletkeeper. While receiving a BSS in Global Environmental Health from Ohio University she gained experience in environmental and climate communications and also assisted with fieldwork in watershed restoration. Before moving to Alaska, Taylor spent several years in Eastern and North Central Oregon engaging rural communities in health initiatives with a focus on the built environment and food access. She enjoys being part of an organization where her values of environmental responsibility and healthy communities are reflected in the vision and programs.
Kaitlin Vadla, Central Peninsula Regional Director
Kaitlin joined Inletkeeper in 2013 to spearhead grassroots organizing efforts on the North Kenai Peninsula. Born and raised in Clam Gulch, Kaitlin grew up fishing, hunting, and exploring in and around the Cook Inlet watershed. Kaitlin received a B.A. in International Relations and Entrepreneurship and an M.A. in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University. She spent a year as a visiting student at Oxford University and recently returned to Alaska after a year as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar earning a Post Graduate Diploma of Science at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.
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David Knight, Community Engagement Coordinator
Raised in Soldotna, David received a BA in Psychology from Vanguard and spent the last seven years building education and workforce development programming at the Kenaitze Indian Tribe. David is passionate about building community and keeping our watershed clean and healthy for the next generation. When David is not busy chasing after his two year old daughter, he enjoys flyfishing the Russian River for giant rainbows, taking beautiful photographs on family camping trips, and enjoying the company of friends.
Ben Boettger, Energy Organizer
A graduate of Indiana University, Ben Boettger has been a Peace Corps volunteer in Mongolia and a National Park Service ranger. As a journalist he wrote for newspapers in Vermont, Indiana, and Alaska, where from 2014 to 2018 he reported on local government, energy, environmental issues, and the Cook Inlet oil and gas industry for the Peninsula Clarion. As energy organizer, he supports efforts to bring clean and renewable energy to our electric co-ops.
Robbi Mixon, Local Foods Director
Robbi is the Local Foods Director, organizing efforts to create greater food security by connecting more people to healthy, local foods through the Alaska Food Hub, Alaska Farmers Market Association, and Alaska Food Policy Council. Originally from Georgia, Robbi spent several years in San Francisco as an event organizer and operations manager before moving to Alaska in 2010 to work as an intern on a small farm. She eventually found herself taking on the role of Homer Farmers Market Manager and Coordinator for the Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival. She holds a B.A. in Environmental Anthropology from the University of Georgia and is currently completing a MS in Sustainable Food Systems at Prescott College.
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Kyra Harty, Local Foods Coordinator - Alaska Food Hub
Kyra Harty is the Alaska Food Hub’s Local Foods Coordinator and Salmonfest Radio’s Sound Engineer, Editor and Producer. Kyra graduated from the University of Minnesota- Duluth in 2016 with a major in Public Health Education and Promotion with a minor in Art. She is excited to help sustain the Alaska Food Hub connection between producers and consumers for our health, climate and economy.
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Meghan Geary, Local Foods Coordinator - Alaska Farmers Market Association
Born and raised in Alaska, she is passionate about local foods and strengthening our communities. While receiving a BA in English from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, she interned at the Division of Agriculture in their Alaska Grown marketing program. There she had the opportunity to gain experience in the agriculture system and make connections with the various sectors that come together to make fresh, healthy foods a reality for Alaskans. After nearly four years working in local food systems, she is excited to be a part of the Cook Inletkeeper team and continue working toward a more sustainable food system.
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