Drew is a teacher in Anchorage, Alaska. Drew is a Prairie Chicken Dancer, he has been a Pow Wow dancer, and is looking to help bring the vision of the elders to land here in Alaska for the Youth. He is Myaamia and his wife Maxine is Inupiaq.
Jennifer Gilden, Vice-Director
Jennifer lives in Portland, OR. She first became interested in native issues in the 1990s and is grateful to have the opportunity to support AMSC's efforts. Jennifer helps with grantwriting, technology, and general support. She also works in West Coast fisheries management. Jennifer is of British, Swiss, and Scandinavian descent.
Leslie Davidson-Harris, Secretary
Leslie lives in Oregon and has had a lifelong interest in native issues and culture, and her spiritual path has led her to sacred ceremonies and actively supporting Sundances. In honoring these ways, she hopes to assist in furthering AMSC’s mission and visions with her experience serving on other non-profit boards.
Linda Tidwell, Treasurer
Linda has lived in Alaska for 51 years and now resides in Anchorage, AK. She first began walking the Red Road in the mid-1990s, learning from a Cherokee spiritual teacher. Linda is of Cherokee and European descent. Linda has been involved in the Alaska Native community in many capacities. Linda has participated in many indigenous ceremonies and has volunteered with the Bird TLC Learning Center for about 25 years. Linda was familiar with Chief Marie's vision and is honored to be part of making her vision a reality.
Chief Al Stevens, Elder Chair
Chief Al is a Koyukon Athabascan elder, veteran Sundancer, and retired behavioral health counselor. He promotes the traditional subsistence lifestyle and facilitates talking circles for his community.
Rachel Liester, Grant Chair
Rachel is a prairie herbalist, educator, ethnobotanist, photographer and writer of Scottish descent from Stanton County, Nebraska. In the summer of 2017, she visited Alaska for the first time while participating in an ethnobotanical field study with the Yu'pik people of Hooper Bay as part of a three-year program through the University of Alaska Fairbanks - Kuskokwim Campus. She joined the council in 2021 to help bring these two cultures together and fulfill the visions of Chief Marie Smith and Chief Crazy Horse.
TJ Ravenwolf, Culture Bearer, Visionary
TJ lives in Salmon Creek, Washington. He is Koyukon Athabaskan and Muscogee Creek, from Alaska. He serves as a Bundle keeper, culture bearer and Sundance intercessor. TJ is also an artist and contractor.
Elizabeth McLean Pharr and Wood Pharr, North Camp Chairs
Woody and Elizabeth are long time residents of Fairbanks, AK. They see working with AMSC as a way to honor the Red Road way of life and to educate others. The North Camp chairs assist the Board in managing AMSC business in Fairbanks, Delta Junction, and northern Alaska.
Connie Sharman, Northwest Camp Chair
Connie lives in Washington, is a Certified Nursing Assistant and veteran Sundancer. She loves and has grown within these ways and has seen these ceremonies benefit many. She is pleased to be a part of bringing these ceremonies to the people of Alaska.
Thomas Andre Sr., South Camp Chair
Thomas is Aleutic Gwitchan and Seneca. He lives in Anchorage, Alaska. He grew up around traditional native ways and focuses on passing along these ways to younger generations. As South Camp Chair, Thomas helps manage AMSC business in Anchorage, Valley, and the Seward Peninsula areas of Alaska.
Wendell Yellow Bull, Lakota Liaison
Wendell is AMSC's South Dakota/Lakota liaison. Wendell Yellow Bull/Mazasu, Oglala Lakota, was born in 1962 on the Pine Ridge Reservation. He is a direct descendant of the legendary Chief Red Cloud. He is a keeper of the Red Cloud Chanupa (sacred pipe). He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and worked with the Oglala Sioux Tribe Public Safety Commission. He has worked with several nonprofits related to Oglala horse culture.