OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM​

Sealaska’s leadership team takes our responsibility to our 23,000 shareholders incredibly seriously. Our obligation to them extends beyond the legal and financial requirements, we are obligated to them as family. All of us are part of the greater community of Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian people with ancestral ties to Southeast Alaska.

One of our core values as a people is the concept of Haa Aani ­– this is our commitment to care for the oceans and lands because they have always been, and always will be, the foundation of our people.

In recent years, we have earned record profits because we have embraced Haa Aani through our investment in companies that are helping solve some of the earth’s most urgent environmental challenges. Our carbon sequestration business simultaneously preserves and monetizes the towering forests in which we live, hunt and fish. Our innovative ocean-based food businesses seek to produce more value from each fish, feeding more people while reducing the impact on our oceans. Our water-services businesses provide analysis, geotechnical services, remediation and monitoring with an emphasis on responsible development and sustainability.

We are humbled to be in a position to live out our true cultural identities and values through our work while generating profits that will help sustain our people and communities for generations to come.

OPERATIONS

ANTHONY MALLOTT
Sealaska, Chief Executive Officer

Anthony guides the investment decisions that directly impact Sealaska’s people, communities, and the natural environment, all while focusing on increasing profits and benefits for shareholders. He is also a passionate advocate for community and works closely with organizations and partners throughout the region to bring people together for the benefit of all Southeast Alaska. He is Tlingit, Eagle, Tsaagweidí (Killerwhale) Clan, as well as Koyukon Athabascan, Caribou Clan. His Tlingit name is Gunnuk.

ANTHONY MALLOTT

Sealaska

Chief Executive Officer

TERRY DOWNES
Sealaska, Chief Operating Officer

Terry is responsible for corporate strategy, all business activities, and M&A activity at Sealaska. Since joining in 2012, Terry has worked to restructure the corporate culture of the organization while simultaneously streamlining existing businesses and acquiring and merging with others. At the center of Terry’s approach is a new corporate philosophy that focuses equally on profitability and environmental responsibility – specifically addressing climate change, which he views as the greatest challenge facing the world today.

TERRY DOWNES

Sealaska

Chief Operating Officer

JALEEN KOOKESH
Sealaska, Vice President, Policy & Legal Affairs

Jaeleen leads Sealaska’s public policy efforts, advocating for Alaska Native rights and privileges at local, state and national levels. Her work focuses primarily on subsistence rights, land allotments, and rural area education. She also oversees shareholder board of directors’ elections annually. She carries two clan names from the L’eeneidí (Dog Salmon) Central house in Angoon including Kajoohein and Kinagoo.ut. She is a child of the Teikweidí (Brown Bear) Clan.

JAELEEN KOOKESH

Sealaska

Vice President,

Policy & Legal Affairs

KENT RASMUSSEN
Sealaska, General Counsel

Kent leads Sealaska’s corporate strategic and tactical legal initiatives. He guides business transactions, negotiates critical contracts, oversees litigation, and is integral in Sealaska’s acquisition and joint venture activities. Emphasizing approachability, Kent assists people across Sealaska’s businesses to find solutions to legal-related issues by using his good judgment, operational familiarity, and willingness to teach others.

KENT RASMUSSEN

Sealaska

General Counsel

CARRIE ROREM
Sealaska, Chief Financial Officer

Carrie leads Sealaska’s Finance and Information Technology departments. In this role, she oversees the company's financial management, its accounting and internal control systems, the company's budget and financial reporting matters, and systems. She supports the success of the company’s businesses through creative problem solving, strategic insight, and analysis that supports informed decision-making. She is building systems that scale as Sealaska continues to grow, ensuring that her team is a consistent, reliable high-performing resource for the organization. Her efforts are guided by her strong values and in support of Sealaska’s mission.

CARRIE ROREM

Sealaska

Chief Financial Officer

MARY DESMOND
Sealaska, Director of Finance Operations

Mary’s career spans 30 years of financial leadership, including two decades as cash manager at The Seattle Times. She has helped lead a variety of financial systems overhauls and overseen the introduction of numerous payment processes. Before joining Sealaska to direct financial operations, Mary served as treasury manager at Zulily and, later, Starbucks. She holds an MBA with a concentration in finance from Seattle University.

MARY DESMOND

Sealaska

Director of Finance Operations

MAX McCULLAR
Sealaska, Director of Human Resources

A passion for creating expansive, fulfilling experiences in the workplace – while ensuring employees feel safe and supported – infuses Max’s work in human resources. A self-described “experience-driven person,” Max’s resume features a host of ski resorts, theme parks and cruise lines that involved decades of cultivating teamwork during summers in Southeast Alaska. Max also brings a lifelong association with Indigenous cultures to HR leadership at Sealaska. Max’s mantra: Let’s use our powers for good.

MAX McCULLAR

Sealaska

Director of Human Resources

Leslie Frost
Sealaska Government Services, Chief Financial Officer

Leslie is a strategic partner for the government services businesses at Sealaska, solving everyday problems while protecting assets and procedures. Beyond this fiduciary responsibility, she provides support to ensure the businesses remain forward thinking for continued profitability and growth.

LESLIE FROST

Sealaska Government Services

Chief Financial Officer

JOHN YEGLIC
Sealaska, Director of Accounting | Corporate Controller

John leads the company's accounting, budgeting, and reporting functions. He brings strong organizational and interpersonal skills, shaped over more than a decade of financial leadership roles at firms focused on geotechnical engineering, mobile broadband and marine design and construction. John's passion for helping organizations achieve operational efficiency led him to Sealaska, where his work enables financial accuracy and accountability for the company's 23,000 Alaska Native shareholders.

JOHN YEGLIC

Sealaska

Director of Accounting &

Corporate Controller

WATER SCIENCES

JESSE MCNINCH
Sealaska, Chief Science Officer

Jesse brings more than 35 years of academic and field expertise in geology, geophysics, remote sensing and oceanography to his role at Sealaska. His work history spans private industry, academia and the federal government. Jesse has authored numerous peer-reviewed pieces on topics including shoreline erosion, sea-level rise, deforestation effects on coastal resources, and marine archeology. Jesse is an experienced SCUBA diver, USCG licensed captain, avid sailor and lifelong fan of maritime history and cartography.

JESSE MCNINCH

Sealaska

Chief Science Officer

RICH MAINWARING
EcoData Analytics, LLC, General Manager

Rich leads a team of information technology (IT) experts who solve clients’ challenges by gaining value from their data. Rich’s team develop and implement solutions that link the connections that data can show, thereby allowing customers to make better decisions, gain valuable insights and enable decisions in support of strategic initiatives. He also provides leadership and support to Managed Business Solutions, helping the Sealaska IT company grow in natural resource software development, geographic information system (GIS), and data management services.

RICH MAINWARING

EcoData Analytics, LLC

General Manager

DAVID ALDRICH
Sealaska, Vice President

David has 35 years of experience in marine science and technology. His goal is developing Sealaska’s ocean and earth science practices to provide actionable real world solutions around the issues of climate change and ocean health to our commercial, government, academic, and NGO clients.

DAVID ALDRICH

Sealaska

Vice President

JOHN GREGG
Gregg Drilling, President

John founded Gregg Drilling in 1985 to provide quality environmental investigation and find creative solutions to coastal erosion. Since then, he has grown the company into an industry leader through the development of new technologies, world-sourced and cutting-edge equipment, and dedicated people. John is also a board member of the Western Flyer Foundation, a non-profit educational venture dedicated to inspiring deeper appreciation of marine environments.

JOHN GREGG

Gregg Drilling

President

DAVID KOSTOROWSKI
Sealaska Technical Services, General Manager

David manages teams of civil, electrical and environmental engineers worldwide, specializing in environmental monitoring and remediation, nuclear nonproliferation, and systems engineering. He is responsible for developing and implementing the overall business execution and growth strategy for STS, which involves serving as the chief decision maker on bid, partnering and investment decisions.

DAVID KOSTOROWSKI

Sealaska Technical Services

General Manager

TIM BOYD
Gregg Drilling, Chief Operating Officer

Tim leads all aspects of Gregg Drilling’s land-based work, including client relationships, project management and the preparation of commercial proposals and tenders. He has more than 25 years of experience in the management of on-land and marine site investigations and projects. Tim has managed site-investigation projects around the globe and has experience with a wide variety of drilling and testing methods, including cone-penetration testing, sonic drilling and high-resolution site characterization methods.

TIM BOYD

Gregg Drilling

Chief Operating Officer

PAOLO CASCIOTTI
Sealaska, General Manager, Marine Geosciences

Leveraging a strong entrepreneurial mindset and two decades of experience in marine geosciences and offshore energy projects worldwide, Paolo is responsible for the management and growth of Sealaska’s newly formed marine geosciences platform. With a team of experienced professionals and an array of cutting-edge geotechnical and geophysical tools, Paolo is focused on supporting Sealaska’s vision of fostering ocean health through renewable-energy work and numerous other opportunities around the world.

PAOLO CASCIOTTI

Sealaska

General Manager,

Marine Geosciences

OCEAN-BASED FOODS

Fred Stroyan
New England Seafood International (NESI), Founder

Born and raised in Scotland with a love of all things outdoors, none more so than fishing, it was little surprise that Fred chose fish as his life’s work. He spent a year living and working in Alaska before college and three years in Nova Scotia thereafter, working with Clearwater seafood. He was just 26 years old when he founded New England Seafood International (NESI) in 1991, quickly becoming the UK’s leading importer and supplier of live lobsters to some of London’s finest hotels and restaurants. In 1993 Fred became a pioneer in the import to the UK of fresh tuna, caught in the Indian Ocean and shipped from Sri Lanka to London by air. This pioneering spirit and thirst to push the boundaries was the founding vision of NESI and has led to its success today. Fred’s passion and commitment to the industry are underlined by the charitable work he does as a court member on the Worshipful Company of Fishmongers, a near 750-year-old establishment, and as Vice Chairman of the Billingsgate Seafood school.

FRED STROYAN

New England Seafood International

(NESI), Founder

Dan Aherne
New England Seafood International (NESI), Group Chief Executive

Dan joined New England Seafood International (NESI) in 2003 after beginning his career at Unilever. He has led the development and growth of the business over 17 years, combining NESI's well-respected private-label supply business with a progressive food-service business in Joii, and a growing consumer-branded proposition with Leap and Fish Said Fred. Dan has built a highly committed and passionate team of experts who are all united behind the vision of showing people how to enjoy fish every day.

DAN AHERNE

New England Seafood International

(NESI), Group Chief Executive

JEFF BUSKE
Independent Packers (IPC), President

Jeff owns and operates IPC, a custom seafood processor in Seattle, WA. Since joining the company, Jeff and his team have grown the company from processing 5 million to 55 million pounds of seafood per year by emphasizing efficiency, quality, and appreciation for his people.

JEFF BUSKE

Independent Packers (IPC)

President

LANDS

JIM TUTTLE
Haa Aani, LLC, General Manager

Jim manages the health and productivity of Sealaska’s timber harvest on lands that fall outside of Sealaska’s Carbon Sequestration Project. He and his team of forestry experts maintain a strong customer base for quality timber around the world, including Japan, Korea, China, Canada and Washington state.

JIM TUTTLE

Haa Aani, LLC

General Manager

Mitchell Haldane
Sealaska, Carbon Offset Administrator

Mitchell administers Sealaska’s carbon project, which involves managing more than 175,000 acres of forested lands for the purpose of sequestering carbon. His responsibilities include ongoing monitoring, field work and stewardship activities such as engagement with Community Forest Partnerships. Mitchell’s environmental-studies degree, together with his experiences playing and coaching football, inform his leadership toward improving health and balance for people and planet. He is Tlingit, Eagle, Wooshkeetaan, and Tsimshian.

MITCHELL HALDANE

Sealaska

Carbon Offset Administrator

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

JOE NELSON
Board Chair

“Sealaska is a local company that is on mission to make a positive impact globally. Today our ancient values – our connection to place and our collective identity -- are driving our profits, partnerships and decisions.”


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Board Chair

Joe Nelson

Juneau, AK

JODI MITCHELL
Board Vice Chair

“As a teenager growing up in Juneau I always felt it was my obligation and destiny to serve our Native people. I am in a good position to help make a difference in the lives of our people through IPEC and now as a Sealaska board member. It’s a responsibility this board takes very seriously.”


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Board Vice Chair

JODI MITCHELL

Juneau, AK

MICHAEL BEASLEY

"As a Sealaska director, it would be beneficial for corporations and tribes to create meaningful business partnerships. If we are to benefit Our People and Communities, We have to walk down the path together, equal and hand in hand. Let's make our land claims settlement together. Collectively, we can achieve great ideas. This director is interested in you, so share your ideas."


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MICHAEL BEASLEY

Juneau, AK

BARBARA BLAKE

“My life’s ambition is to protect and cultivate Alaska Native rights to provide environmental, cultural, social, and economic well-being to current and future generations.”


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Barbara Blake

Juneau, AK

BARBARA CADIENTE-NELSON

“The Native people of Southeast Alaska are some of the strongest, most innovative people in the world. I am proud to represent our people and work together to build a strong, enduring corporation that will benefit future generations.”


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BARBARA CADIENTE - NELSON

Juneau, AK

DR. ANGELA MICHAUD

“I’m honored to be the second shareholder descendant to join the board. I will help build true relationships with our shareholders. I will encourage use of technology to reach out to our shareholders in different ways, to hear their voices and to help where I am needed.”


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DR. Angela Michaud

Anchorage, AK

KAREN TAUG

“I joined the Sealaska board as an independent candidate in 2020. I will use my business experience and financial background in this position. Sealaska and shareholders are a top priority and I look forward to interacting with shareholders year-round.”


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KAREN TAUG

Haines, AK

NICOLE HALLINGSTAD

“It’s an honor to serve our shareholders and help guide Sealaska into a future of profitability and open communications.”


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NICOLE HALLINGSTAD

Bethel, AK

MORGAN HOWARD

“It is with great commitment and passion that I serve on the Sealaska board of directors. I have a deep, personal connection to Sealaska’s mission and to serve in this leadership position fulfills an obligation to my grandparents and our ancestors.”


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MORGAN HOWARD

Kirkland, WA

RICHARD RINEHART

“My professional goals have always included working for our Native communities and being part of innovative solutions to the issues facing our people and our corporation. Currently, we are working to find opportunities to increase the financial, cultural and community benefit from our land ownership.”


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RICHARD RINEHART

Kenmore, WA

LISA LANG

“ We stand at a profound intersection of time, facing extraordinary challenges none of us have ever experienced here in Alaska and beyond. With a cultural world view, I hope to become a part of the evolving Sealaska team who collectively creates balanced and innovative solutions for our region and our shareholders. The skills I would offer as a Sealaska director draw upon my deep cultural values, education and personal commitment to strengthening our economic base.”


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Lisa Lang

Hydaburg, AK

VICKI SOBOLEFF

“My grandmother, Vesta Johnson from Hydaburg, taught me to be helpful; to be respectful of our elders, culture, nature, and subsistence food. She said: ‘If you see someone struggling; help them. Don’t stand by and watch.’ I embrace this philosophy and am eager to bring this mindset to my role on Sealaska’s board as I uphold my fiduciary responsibility to the shareholders.”


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Vicki Soboleff

Blaine, WA

LIZ MEDICINE CROW

"With profound gratitude for our Ancestors, I will continue to find ways to bring our peoples 10,000+ years of best practices into the work we do for our communities, homelands, our shareholders, no matter where they live, and our corporation. Being connected to who we are and ensuring there are rich cultural, language, and ways of life experiences and connection to our Tribes for our shareholders is critical to the well-being of our peoples and our corporation."


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LIZ MEDICINE CROW

Kake, AK

TIADOLA SILVA

“The Earth is what we all have in common. We must be good stewards to our land, air, and sea.”


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Board Youth Advisor

TIADOLA SILVA

Juneau, AK