Oscar Evon, Community Coordinator
Oscar has served the people of southwest Alaska for over 20 years, first during his time on active duty in the Alaska Army National Guard, and later as the Tribal Administrator for his home village of Kwigillingok. His time as a Community Service Director for the Coastal Villages Region Fund strengthened his interpersonal and working relationships with key community members. He has a deep understanding of the unique needs of local villages, from community development funding to youth services, and is experienced with both tribal and federal government programs. His communication skills in both Yupik and English have helped many communities navigate regulatory requirements and bring complex infrastructural improvement projects to fruition.
Patty Murphy, Stakeholder Engagement
Patty has over 25 years of experience working with communities throughout Alaska conducting planning and outreach activities. She is well versed in cross-cultural communication, has managed a non-profit Board, and is skilled at facilitating Board and Corporate communications. Her experience includes: implementation of public relations and community events; stakeholder data management; and communications with tribal, municipal and village corporation interests. Patty has experience in remote travel and logistic coordination. As an Alaskan Native of Yupik decent, she specializes in rural projects and is fluent in the Yupik Language.
Linda Mockta, Control Systems Specialist
Linda’s extensive experience in both the non-profit and corporate business sectors gives her a critical eye to detail when it comes to accounting, fund management, and administrative organization. Raised in the rural community of Chefornak, Alaska, she’s fluent in both English and Yupik, and her cultural connections give her an edge when it comes to working with tribal governments across the state. She has worked closely with clients on administrative and budgetary systems to meet state and federal requirements. Her ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds has proven beneficial to numerous projects during her ten years of experience.
Tami Schlies, Project Specialist
Tami was born and raised in Alaska, and understands the challenges involved for both business and everyday life in the state. She graduated magna cum laude from Willamette University, and her abilities with technical writing, document formatting and production, editing and proofreading, graphic design, and database management have helped bring many projects to completion. With ten years of experience working on engineering and environmental projects, has worked on projects involving tribal, municipal, state, and federal agencies. Her additional experience in the publishing industry rounds out her skill set with marketing, promotion, website design, and knowledge of social media outreach.