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Ahtna Kanas Summer 2020

Shareholder Employee Announcements

Regina Savok, Ahtna, Incorporated


Regina Savok has been hired as an Office Manager for the Land Department based out of Glennallen. She previously worked for the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium for 14 years. Regina is the daughter of Charles and Delia Renard and granddaughter of Frank and Elsie Stickwan. She is a member of the Naltsiine clan. As an original shareholder, she looks forward to helping other shareholders when they need assistance regarding the Land Department. She enjoys spending time with her children doing activities such as camping, fishing, hunting and berry picking. She also enjoys going to volleyball nights in Glennallen.

Corina Ewan, Ahtna Netiye’


Corina Ewan has been hired as the Ahtna Netiye’ (AN) Project Assistant and supports the full AN Executive Team. She is a Chitina/Ahtna shareholder from the Dits’i’iltsiine clan. She is a Native Village of Chitina Council Member and the Secretary for the Tsedi ná Foundation, a Chitina Native Corporation non-profit. Her parents are Martin Finnesand, stepmother Taña Finnesand, and the late Denise Cummins-Williams. Her paternal grandparents are the late Neil Finnesand of Norway and Hannah Finnesand (Bell) of Chitina. Her maternal grandparents are the late Bill Williams Sr. of California and Lucy Williams (Billum) of Chitina. Lucy’s mother is the late Maggie Eskilida (Billum). Corina comes to Ahtna with over 10 years’ experience working for Wrangell St-Elias National Park and Copper River School District-Kenny Lake School.

Taliylah Patrick, Ahtna, Incorporated

Taliylah Patrick

Ahtna shareholder Taliylah Patrick has been hired in the Anchorage office to cover the front desk. Taliylah grew up in Copper Center and Anchorage, Alaska. Her parents are Ronda Lincoln and Drew Patrick, her maternal grandparents are Tursy Smelcer and the late Ronald Lincoln, and her paternal grandmother is the late Dorothy Patrick. She lives with her Auntie and Uncle Yodene and Allen John in Anchorage. She joined the Ahtna Special Forces in 2019 because she wanted to learn more about the company and how it helps and supports shareholders. She worked for the Human Resources department and was able to continue working part-time under Administration while attending the University of Alaska Anchorage. Taliylah is majoring in Business and will be entering her Junior year this fall. When asked what motivates her, she said wants to be someone her younger siblings and cousins can look up to.

Seasonal Land Department Hires

Land Department Staff
Land Department Staff: Regina Savok, Ted Sanford, Bruce Cain, Joe Bovee, Trenton Culp, Scott DeBruyne, John Leonhart and Tammany Dementi-Straughn (not pictured).

Ted Sanford – Natural Resource Techician (NRT)

Katie Finnesand – Wildlife Technician

Bob Neeley – Maintenance Tech

Edgar Miller – Laborer

John Goodwin – NRT

Ray Craig – Laborer

Vanessa Goodlataw – NRT