Meet the 2012 Delegates to the Civics & Conservation Summit

[2012 Delegate] Sam Dinges

Sam Dinges (Palmer)

Sam Dinges (Palmer) – Sam is a Palmer High School senior, and besides promoting environmental consciousness, his interests include playing piano, theatre, chess, and virtually anything that involves being outside. He plans to attend University of Alaska Fairbanks this coming fall, and after completing his as yet undecided degree, he would like to work with […]

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[2012 Delegate] Makenzie Flensburg

Makenzie Flensburg (Dillingham) - Photo

Makenzie Flensburg (Dillingham) – Makenzie is fifteen years old, and was born raised in Dillingham, which is a fishing community in Southwest Alaska. She attends Dillingham High School and is in ninth grade. When Makenzie was six, she spent a year and a half in the hospital and lost most of her vision.  She is working […]

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[2012 Peer Trainer] Tiaya Waggoner

Tiaya Waggoner (Ninilchik)

Tiaya Waggoner (Ninilchik) – Tiaya has been involved with AYEA for 5 years now. She so badly wanted to be a peer trainer at the Civics Summit because she will be graduating high school this year. Born and raised in Alaska, this place is her home and she couldn’t imagine being anywhere else.  After Tiaya […]

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[2012 Peer Trainer] Hunter Doan

Hunter Doan (Seward)

                           Hunter Doan (Seward) – Hunter has lived in Seward Alaska his whole life. He loves Alaska and the wilderness and he loves fighting for the environment!

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[2012 Peer Trainer] Emily Brease

Emily Brease (Healy)

Emily Brease (Healy) – Emily grew up in and around Denali National Park. She has attended Tr-Valley School in Healy, and enjoyed the pristine wilderness which surrounded her. She has recently returned from the first semester of her senior year, which she spent in Southern Africa as a student with The Traveling School. She studied and trekked […]

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[2012 Adult Trainer] Rachel Donkersloot

Rachel Donkersloot (Anchorage)

Rachel Donkersloot (Anchorage) – Rachel was raised in Bristol Bay and she’s lucky enough to continue to spend her summers there.  She holds a degree in Anthropology from the University of British Columbia and currently works as the Fisheries Program Director for the Alaska Marine Conservation Council in Anchorage.  She loves all things wild, including […]

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[2012 Adult Trainer] Kevin Saechao

Kevin Saechao (Anchorage)

Kevin Saechao (Anchorage ) – Kevin is an AYEA alumni who was a youth delegate in the 2008 Civics and Conservation Summit – and he is grateful to participate in this year’s Summit as an Adult Trainer so he can share his experience as a Summit alumnus. He loves AYEA because AYEA has given him […]

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