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Lynda Sather

Lynda Sather

President, president@fsaf.org

Lynda Sather has enjoyed living, working and volunteering in Fairbanks since 1981. She retired from Alyeska Pipeline Service Company in 2013 where she worked as the Fairbanks Communications Manager for five years, counting numerous trips up and down the road to Prudhoe Bay to Valdez as one of the best parts of the job. Before that, she worked as the Director of Community and Public Relations for the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District for over twenty years. She received a Master’s Degree in Professional Communication from UAF where her son, Paul, is currently completing an undergraduate degree in Japanese language and culture. Lynda has been an active member of the Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce, the Public Relations Society of America, and many other local organizations, including serving two terms on the board of the United Way of the Tanana Valley. Since retiring, Lynda enjoys traveling, golfing, curling, biking and having as much fun as possible—which includes giving back to the community as co-chair of the 2016 United Way campaign with her friend Traci. (Since 2017)


Lloyd Huskey

Lloyd Huskey

Vice President

Lloyd has managed all kinds of properties from 10 unit bungalows along the Oregon coast to resort properties in Arizona, and was voted General Manager of the year for the entire Days Inn Chain in 1996. In Fairbanks, Lloyd has managed the Fairbanks Super 8, Holiday Inn Express, Westmark, Pike's Waterfront Lodge, the Fair, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and has been GM at Silver Gulch since 2014. (Since 2012)


Megan Allen

Megan Allen

Treasurer

Megan Allen moved to Fairbanks from Oregon in 2009. She has been in finance for ten years, and is currently a Regional Private Banker for Wells Fargo Bank. Megan is a fan of the arts, and enjoys music, photography, and outdoor activities such as fishing and biking. (Since 2016)


David Pruhs

David Pruhs

Secretary

David learned his culinary skills from a lifetime of food experiences. He is the founder of the Alaska BBQ Association and the Founder of the Alaska BBQ State Championship. David has studied the varied regional nuances of BBQ in America and is also a instructor for the Culinary Arts program at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. (Since 2014)


Glenn Brady

Glenn Brady

A member of several non-profit Boards, Glenn Brady is probably most noted as Co-Founder/CEO of Silver Gulch Brewing and Bottling. While Glenn has no artistic talent whatsoever, he carries a deep respect and admiration for the talents of artists, and profoundly appreciates the value that arts bring to the community, in terms of quality of life and cultural/social enrichment. (Since 2010)


Don Gray

Don Gray

Don and his wife, Carolyn, came to Fairbanks in August of 1970 as K-12 teachers. He retired from teaching in 1992 and went on to a career as an Investment Executive with Wedbush Morgan Securities. Don's knowledge of people and the state and his financial experience provide great assistance to the Festival. (Since 2002)


Leroy Hulsey

Leroy Hulsey

Leroy is an amateur artist, photographer, musician, and enjoys woodworking. He earned his Masters in Civil Engineering and PhD in Structural Engineering. He has taught at MS&T, North Carolina State University and UAF and has received outstanding teaching awards at each of these universities. He has served as Secretary on the Board of Directors for the Fairbanks Behavioral Center and was chairman of the committee for the new building on South Cushman. Leroy also served as President of NAMI (National Association of Mental Illness). Currently Leroy is Professor of Engineering at UAF and Chair of the Civil ​Engineering Department. (Since 2015)


Doug Lange

Doug Lange

Doug Lange moved to Fairbanks in 1998 to teach music after having taught in Unalaska and Nome. As a founding member of the Fairbanks Community Jazz Band, he directs as well as plays in this 16 piece band. Doug came to the festival in 2005 after Jo Scott had brought Bobby Lewis to sing at a school assembly the previous winter. (Since 2008)


Joy McDougall

Joy McDougall

Joy and her husband, Robin, are long-time Fairbanks residents and are both retired teachers. As Guest Services Chair, Joy arranges the logistics and details for guest arrival times, guest housing and courtesy cars. Joy has also served as the local coordinator for cabaret classes and “ACS Winter Edition” classes. (Since 2000)


Mike Sfraga

Mike Sfraga

Mike Sfraga earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 1984, a master’s degree from Bowling Green State University in 1986, and UAF’s first PhD in northern studies and geography in 1997. Sfraga has worked for UAF and the University of Alaska system since 1985 in a broad range of administrative, academic and executive positions. He currently serves as vice chancellor for university and student advancement and is professor of arctic policy in the School of Natural Resources and Extension. As vice chancellor, Sfraga oversees a broad range of programs, including student admissions and recruitment, alumni relations, athletics, career services, community and legislative affairs, development, disability services, DRAW (Department of Recreation, Adventure and Wellness), financial aid, health and counseling, international programs and initiatives, KUAC public television and radio, university relations, orientation, public events, registrar’s office, residence life, student activities and organizations, sustainability, veterans services, and the Wood Center student union. (Since 2017)


Adam Wool

Adam Wool

Adam Wool has been a resident of Fairbanks since 1982. He attended UAF where he completed a degree in Physics, and opened many businesses including Hot Licks Ice Cream, The Marlin, and in 1997 he opened The Blue Loon where he is currently the owner/operator. He was a participant in the Summer Arts Festival for many years in the 80s and 90s. (Since 2013)


Buki Wright

Buki Wright

Buki Wright is a longtime supporter of the Arts in Fairbanks. Before coming to Alaska, he spent a few years traveling internationally with Up with People. He came to Fairbanks in 1974, met his future wife Peggy here, and all three of their children were born here. Most of his career has been in the energy business. Currently, he is President of Aurora Energy, LLC, where he has been for the last 15 years. After many years of supporting the FSAF in various ways, Buki’s daughter Ashley and daughter-in-law Emilie convinced him to sign up for his first FSAF class in 2015. It was great fun! (Since 2015)



Jo Scott

Jo Scott

Founder and Director Emerita, dickandjoscott@gmail.com

A Fairbanks resident for 58 years, Jo Ryman Scott recently moved to New York City. Known as a passionate educator, she has received numerous awards for her contributions to arts and education including two Governors Awards for the Arts and an honorary Doctorate from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She was selected to be inducted this year in the Alaska Women's Hall of Fame. Jo began her teaching career more than 65 years ago in a little country school in South Dakota. In 2009, she retired after founding and producing the 30th season of the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival. She is grateful to her husband, Dick, for his support all these years. (Since 1979)


Eddie Madden

Eddie Madden

Emeriti

Jo Scott met Eddie Madden in 1972 when he was teaching summer classes for the UAF Music Department. She decided Eddie might help her realize her dream of founding an arts Festival in Fairbanks. In 1980 the time was right for the plans to come to fruition showcasing Jazz Festival '80 in April. Festival will always remember Eddie's critical role in its founding. (Since 1979)


Theresa Reed

Theresa Reed

Emeriti

A founding member of the Fairbanks Light Opera Theatre in 1969, Theresa performs, directs and designs costume for FLOT. She has been invited to other Alaska communities to direct, and she taught music in the schools for many years. She serves as the local coordinator of the Festival's Opera Theatre program, and currently serves as president of the Board of Directors. (Since 1989)


Richard Scott

Richard Scott

Emeriti

As the Branch Manager of a Seattle brokerage firm, Dick Scott was an integral part of the Festival's business planning during the 30 years Jo served as the Director of the Festival. He generously contributed office space and equipment over all those years, too. Dick and Jo continue to help the Festival by sharing their home and grounds for classes and events. (Trustee since 1979) (Since 1979)


Dave Stephenson

Dave Stephenson

Emeriti

A graduate of the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Dave has been an accountant since 1975. He earned his CPA certification in 1997 and is the owner of his own firm. Dave oversees the financial accounting of the Festival, and provides accounting counsel for the Corporation. Dave serves as the Treasurer of the Corporation. (Since 1984)


Michael J. Cavaliere

Michael J. Cavaliere

Legal council

(Since 2016)


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