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We seek out candidates who understand Ahtna’s commitments to increasing shareholder assets and value while also providing outstanding service to our clients. As Ahtna team members, employees actively shape a company culture that supports innovation, dedication and high performance.

2020 Employees of the Year

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Our People are Our Strength – Netiye’ means ‘our strength’ in Ahtna Athabascan

Wonder what a career at Ahtna would look like, or where it could take you? Read about our 2019 Employees of the Year to learn more.

Ashley Wilson Administrative Assistant Ahtna Professional Services, Inc.

Ashley was hired to become the Administrative Assistant for Northern Florida and Central Illinois United States Marshals Service (USMS) contracts. These encompass 10 separate sites in two states. Since that point, Ashley has become an integral part of the overall APSI Operational and Contract Administration Team. This year she has ensured that every deadline for the USMS annual qualifications and deliverables have been met. Her monthly CSO lost hours (due to COVID) work up has resulted in the company being able to quickly invoice for those hours. She coordinated the annual uniform sizing/order/issue on time which traditionally was a challenging task. She has been involved in the USMS and non USMS Learning Management System (LMS) creation. She is always prepared to contribute in any manner possible and does so in a timely manner. She is upbeat, positive and an absolute asset to the USMS contracts and the company. She is always available and never hesitates no matter what time or day it is.

Baley Lenhart Environmental Engineer Ahtna Engineering Services, LLC

Baley Lenhart joined Ahtna in May 2018 and quickly became an integral part of our team. Baley has supported numerous field efforts throughout their various phases. He has participated in field efforts for a variety of key clients in locations with some of the most inclement weather that Alaska can produce. Baley received training to perform GPS surveys in accordance with MED requirements in 2019 and rapidly became our “go-to” person for project surveying needs. Baley has quickly become one of our primary “Rock Star” Engineer/Scientists and is a mentor to many of our entry level and Jr. staff. This year Baley was more than willing to adapt to the new life of COVID restrictions/requirements and logged more field work hours than anyone within the environmental group. Baley started the field season in May at Camp Davis and worked continuously to date. Currently, Baley is on his fourth long-duration (over a month) project. Throughout the field season, Baley has maintained a positive, can do attitude; even with the project living conditions being less than ideal (all projects were remote and off the road system. Three of the four projects required the crew to live on a boat as there was no suitable location to set up a camp). Baley is still (today) working hard in the field, living on a boat (when the support vessel can reach the beach to transport the crew to the boat). Through all of the long days and months, Baley continues to receive accolades from his peers, the Ahtna Project Managers, and the client.

Chad Faverty Contracts Administrator Ahtna Environmental Inc.

Chad is an exceptional employee and a huge asset to our companies. Chad’s customer service skills are exemplary. He is one of the friendliest people I know and always a pleasure to talk to. His assistance and turnaround time for emergency requests in invaluable. Although the Contracts department is extremely busy at all times of the year, Chad is always willing to go an extra step and stay late if needed or jump in immediately and help. His work is always thorough and accurate.

Daniel Ross Site Manager Ahtna Support & Training Services, LLC

Daniel Ross is an exemplary site manager and also serves as the Deputy PM for the Artillery and Chemical Training (ACT) contract AhtnaSTS has with the U.S. Army Program Executive Office Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI). Daniel Ross does more on the ACT contract than any of his predecessors as he directs all day-to-day operations at all seven field locations and prepares five of the monthly contract required reports. He makes himself available to all ACT employees seven days a week as the contract covers five different time zones. He is continuously praised by our Army customer for his knowledge, diligence and mission accomplishments. Under Daniel’s leadership, AhtnaSTS has a contractor performance factor of 100%, well above the 95% standard.

Erika Traen Environmental Scientist II Ahtna Government Services Corporation

Erika has been a huge asset to the Best Management Practices (BMP) Program and the Ahtna team. We are incredibly impressed with her work ethic, enthusiasm, positive attitude, commitment to the growth of the program, and camaraderie with Ahtna staff. She always comes to work on time and works long hours when necessary without a single complaint. Erika owns her work with passion and has developed solid working relationships with our staff, subcontractors and clients. She also works closely with her supervisor and the team to procure new clientele and identify angles to increase revenue. In addition, many comments of praise from our clients are (in part) a direct result of her efforts in coordination and subcontractor scheduling. We have absolute confidence in her, and can only hope to procure another employee of her caliber as the BMP Program continues to grow.

Ivelisse Sabon Project Administrator, Manager, and Alternate Quality Control Systems Manager Ahtna Marine & Construction Company, LLC

Ivelisse Sabon has been an impressive Ahtna Marine & Construction Company employee. Her positive winning attitude and strong work ethic have infected other team members to strive to be their best. She is respected and admired by her team members, vendors, and owner representatives. In the fast-paced complex industry of marine construction and dredging, Ivelisse has managed to process and organize project submittals, transactions, cost tracking, field equipment, personnel and task planning for the 2020 AMCC year beyond expectation. Ivelisse has been a major part of the success of four major dredging projects being completed ahead of schedule and on budget. Dredging projects have consisted of 24/7 work schedules on projects ranging from Port Manatee shipping channel/berths, Marco Island Gordon’s inlet pass, Sims Main Channel, and Fort Myers Mantanzas Pass Inlet Dredging. In addition, Ivelisse is safety conscious and does many of the field safety meetings and equipment inspections personally. She has managed over 52,150 working crew hours with no safety incidents. She has been instrumental in assisting on all negotiations with the US Army Corps of Engineers and the Jupiter Inlet District on over a half million dollars in extras and change order work. Ivelisse continues to go above and beyond her duties to ensure our Company goals are completed with quality and integrity.

Jamie Price Sr. Construction Manager Ahtna Construction & Primary Products Company, LLC

Jamie started with Ahtna in August of 2019 and has quickly become an integral member of our team. Her experience and work ethic are above and beyond our expectations. Jamie’s warm and accommodating personality has gained the respect of fellow team members and client representatives. In the short time she has been with us, she has taken on a multitude of work assignments that are above and beyond what her position requires. She does this because of her drive to succeed on tasks and to see the company be successful. When a hurricane hit southern Texas and Mississippi, she teamed up with a local supermarket and Home Depot to provide snacks and drinks for the first responders. This is just one example of many kind acts that she has performed. All of the employees she works with are grateful to have Jamie as part of our team.

Lindsay Ford Project Administrator II Ahtna Environmental Inc.

Lindsay Ford has been with Ahtna since December of 2017 and is an asset to our team. She is an integral part of the construction team, providing round-the-clock support for the group and always being willing to help. She often goes the extra mile needed for successful project operations. Her logistical and administrative support is second to none, especially during the difficultly associated with the pandemic mandates. She is always a pleasure to work with and provides critical support with employee training, transportation coordination, updating employee information, timecard collections, department communication and scheduling. She is the go-to person for the construction group and we are lucky to have her as part of our team.

Maria Torres Cook II Crew Leader Ahtna Support & Training Services, LLC

Maria G. Torres began her employment with Ahtna as a Food Service worker in June 2012. Through her food service experience and hard work, Maria was promoted to Cook I, then Cook II and to her present position of Cook II Crew Leader. The Port Isabel Detention Center began experiencing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis in March 2020. Maria’s success in staying COVID free was due to habitually practicing all the safety precautions, as well as ensuring all food service staff and detainee workers did the same while in the work place. During this time, Maria worked many of her days off, various shifts and 12-hour days. Maria took the initiative to stage all the meals for the following days to ensure food preparation efficiency while working with very few staff. Through her hard work and dedication, Maria was instrumental in making sure the breakfast, lunch and dinner meals were completed, delivered and served in a timely manner. Between March 2020 and October 2020, over 315,460 quality meals were served to detainees and staff with not one complaint. During the COVID-19 crisis, Maria used unselfish personal initiative as well as commitment and leadership to the food service mission to make sure AhtnaSTS maintained compliance of the food service standards and requirements. AhtnaSTS is proud to have Maria Torres as a high caliber team member contributing to the success of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) contract.

Morgan Bruno Program Manager Ahtna Engineering Services, LLC

Morgan has stepped up and gone above and beyond this past year. She agreed to be the deputy project manager for a $2 million US Air Force project consisting of three separate sites. She also agreed to be the main point of contact (and project lead) for the most difficult of the three sites and has excelled, with little to no guidance, at successfully executing the project. Morgan worked diligently behind the scenes to set her team up for successful execution of the projects. She is an excellent mentor to junior staff. Morgan takes the time to educate herself on Ahtna’s standard operating procedures and expects our field staff to do the same. She holds others accountable when mistakes are made and provides praise when things are done well. Morgan is very respected by the field crew. She has taken it upon herself to research new guidance that has been issued and update our standard operating procedures. This has made us a leader in the industry as far as our sampling techniques are concerned. Above all else, Morgan has an excellent work ethic. She knows what it takes to get a job done and to get it done correctly. She holds quality high on her list of priorities. She is extremely accountable and often provides a better product than was anticipated. Lastly, with all of her free time, Morgan is on the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Anchorage post Board of Directors and has been nominated for SAME Engineer of the Year.

Natasha Randolph Procurement/Project Assistant II Ahtna Facility Services, Inc.

Natasha has been a valued member of the AFSI Elk Hills remediation team since June of 2018. This past year she especially excelled in managing subcontractor work orders and vendor purchase orders for nearly $16 million of remediation work. Additionally, she has provided valuable assistance to several major proposal submittals by the Environmental Division this year. She assisted the proposal team in soliciting subcontractor and vendor quotes, populating highly complex excel spreadsheets, and compiling proposal documents. Natasha works closely with each employee, with other Ahtna team members, and our JV partner, and in all interactions is extremely positive. She was willing to take on whatever she could to help complete the data calls.

Tamera Ginn Field HSE Specialist Ahtna Construction & Primary Products Company, LLC

Tamera spent the 2019 and 2020 project seasons as a Field Health, Safety & Environment Specialist, working 7/12s, two weeks on/off, gaining boots on the ground experience and applying her knowledge and talent in supporting ACPPC’s project work along the Trans Alaska Pipeline. Tamera has earned the respect and trust of the ACPPC crews, fellow Field HSE Specialist, and ACPPC management. She is also highly regarded by the client, Alyeska Pipeline Service Company. During the off season of 2019, Tamera worked an urban schedule in the Corporate office supporting the Corporate Safety, Health, Environment Program (SHEP). She learned about and assisted with program development, safety plan creation, training management system data entry, and development and leading of training programs, all while studying for Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) certifications. Tamera is currently re-entering the urban position for the remainder of 2020 through the beginning of the 2021 project season. While working for another Alaska Native Corporation (ANC), Tamera sought out the opportunity to come to work for her Corporation, and ACPPC, AN and AI are truly thankful she did. Tamera is a committed, talented, energetic shareholder whose potential is unlimited.

Tim Martin Quality Control Systems Manager Ahtna Design-Build, Inc.

Tim has demonstrated outstanding execution of quality control and has shown a strong work ethic over the past year on a $60 million US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Rapid Response, L-594 levee repair project, under our Klutina River Contractors JV. The scope of this work involves closure of three levee outlet breaches, located along an 18-mile levee system constructed along the Missouri River in Iowa. Tim and our field staff have managed all civil construction activities for this project including construction of ring levees at each of the breaches, repairing erosion along critical sections of the levee system, reconstruction of the levee crest, regrading, riprap placement, and sediment and debris removal on the levee slopes, crest and berms. This work is part of the USACE’s ongoing efforts to repair over 500 miles of levees damaged by the flooding of 2019. Tim and the field staff have worked a schedule of rotating 12-hour shifts for 12 consecutive months, sometimes in harsh weather conditions. In his role as the Quality Control Systems Manager, Tim has fully embraced the project and has maintained consistent high-quality work that has earned high praise from the USACE client. In addition, Tim has earned the respect of the field crew, which has translated to the success of the quality program and the project overall.

Todd Wiley Supply Technician Ahtna Logistics, LLC

Todd stepped into the role of Supply Technician for the EC-130 Warehouse Support contract on December 30, 2019. Since that time he has created 61 purchase orders with a dollar value of over $5 million. Todd coordinated and executed several special requests for vital components for the aircraft which required negotiations with the vendors or industry partner on very short turn around times. Todd participates in the weekly sustainment calls with the customer. He has been recognized for the valuable information he provides, with one Government Representative providing an unsolicited comment, “Todd has gotten up to speed very quickly (the transition has been seamless) and is very proactive. Our team appreciates his nudges when we forget something, his organization skills/coordination abilities, and his professional demeanor. I just wanted to let you know that from our perspective he’s rocking it and it has not gone unnoticed!” Todd maintains constant communications with all vendors and industry partners to provide up-to-the-minute updates to the customer on the performance and schedule. Todd coordinated with the vendors and the Government to satisfy contractual requirements of system testing and technical interchange meetings when on-site testing and face-to-face meetings were not practical due to COVID-19 protocols. By doing this, Todd minimized delays and impact on all projects and continued receiving components to ensure operations went uninterrupted.

Trenton Culp Wildlife Biologist Ahtna, Inc.

Trenton has taken the initiative to establish Western and traditional science measures to manage wildlife on Ahtna lands through population assesments of wolves, bears and moose. These programs will ensure responsible policies are in place for future generations. Trenton has collaborated with various State, Federal and Tribal management personnel including Alaska Department of Fish and Game, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management and the Ahtna Intertribal Resources Commission.

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  • Pursuant to PL 93-638, as amended, preference will be given to qualified Ahtna shareholders, shareholder descendants and shareholder spouses in all phases of employment.
  • Ahtna is a Drug Free Workplace and requires a pre-employment drug test for all positions. An applicant producing a positive drug test for a prohibited substance will be ineligible for employment with Ahtna.
  • Ahtna, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO)/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or protected veteran status. Native preference applies under PL 93-638. We participate in the E-Verify Employment Verification Program.

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