For the past 5 years Brenda has served as the Project WILD and Youth Education Coordinator for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s Wildlife Conservation Division, creating professional development for teachers, curriculum and outdoor opportunities for students and teachers statewide. She received the Director’s Achievement Award for her work in statewide program development. Before ADFG Brenda was an Outreach and Education provider for the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservations Water Quality and Food Safety Divisions, and on the Joint Information Center for Oil Spill Response. She also helped to create the Alaska Natural Resource and Environmental Education Plan and was among the Interior’sExcellence in Conservation Award (group award) for that work. Brenda graduated from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks in the Rural Development Program with an Emphasis in Land and Renewable Resources, while working summers for the National Park Service and in interpretation and docent recruitment and training for the Museum of the North. Brenda served on the ANROE board previously as the Treasurer and President. Brenda enjoys growing and preserving her own food as well as accessing remote stretching of Alaska wilderness and spending time with kids and grandkids.