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Ahtna Kanas Fall 2021

Shareholder Spotlight: Laborer/Operator Matthew Jones

Matthew Jones grew up in the Copper River Basin, but has temporarily relocated to Tulsa, Oklahoma to work on a project there for Ahtna Construction & Primary Products Company, LLC (ACPPC). Matthew’s duties as a laborer/operator involve groundwork and running heavy equipment. Matthew credits Ahtna with helping him progress his career and giving him a chance to learn new skills. At age 19, Ahtna helped put Matthew through a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) training course, which he says jumpstarted his career path.

Matthew Jones with ACPPC President Dave O’Donnell.

Matthew would like to learn more about the management side of construction, such as reading design plans, survey stakes, and setting and checking grade/elevation. He is eager to learn as much as he can at a young age to help him with his future goals, and so he can pass that knowledge on to others someday. His advice to shareholders interested in the field is to get started as early as you can, and always be willing to learn and try new things.

Matthew’s parents are Anita and Jeremiah Jones and he’s a member of the Raven (Saghani) moiety. In his free time he enjoys relaxing, working out, and spending time with family and friends.