Tim Bristol, Director
419 Sixth Street, Ste. 200
Juneau, AK 99801
Tim Bristol, Director of Trout Unlimited's Alaska Office, joined Trout Unlimited in June 2005. He previously served as the Executive Director of the Alaska Coalition for over four years. He also served as the Alaska Field Organizer for Save Our Wild Salmon and spent five years as a Tongass forest issues organizer for the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council.
Brian Kraft, Bristol Bay/Southwest Alaska Program Director
Brian Kraft is the owner of the Alaska Sportsmans Lodge  and Alaska Bear Trail Lodage on the Kvichak River. He became involved in conservation after doing his own research into the potential negative impacts the proposed Pebble Mine could have on his business. Kraft is the head of the Bristol Bay Alliance, which he formed and financed himself. The BBA worked to educate Alaska Natives and other Bristol Bay residents about the true costs of open pit mining. Kraft is also a former professional hockey player and airplane pilot.
Lindsey Bloom, Commerical Fishing/Outreach Director
Lindsey Bloom has lead TU's efforts to build bridges to commercial fishermen and the local communities in Bristol Bay since 2006. She is highly dependent on fishing herself as a Bristol Bay gillnet boat captain. Born and raised in Alaska she has Masters Degree in Intercultural Service, Leadership, and Management from the SIT Graduate Institute.
Elizabeth Dubovsky, WhyWild Program Director
Elizabeth Dubovsky joined TUAK from the Portland office where she helped coordinate efforts to stronger habitat protection measures into the soon-to-be reauthorized Pacific Salmon Treaty. Dubovsky is now leading up TU's "Why Wild" efforts to harness the power of the salmon consumer. Dubovsky is presently helping create a new regional seafood development association for Southeast Alaska.
Paula Dobbyn, Director of Communications
Paula Dobbyn worked for two decades as a print and broadcast journalist in daily newspapers, commercial and public radio, and television. She reported on environmental, business and political issues in Alaska for 12 years. Dobbyn has also reported and edited from Washington D.C, Boston, Central America and the Middle East. A former Ted Scripps Environmental Journalism Fellow at the University of Colorado, Dobbyn has a LL.M. in Human Rights Law from Queen's University, Belfast, Northern Ireland, and served as a media advisor for an Irish development agency in Dili, Timor Leste. Prior to joining TU in April 2009, Dobbyn worked as a corporate communications director for an Alaska telecommunications firm.
Shoren Brown, Bristol Bay Campaign Director
Shoren Brown grew up exploring the swamps of southern Louisiana where he developed a strong appreciation for seafood gumbo, bait fishing, and blues music. After a brief stint as a bartender in New Orleans he discovered politics and has never looked back. He currently serves as the Bristol Bay Campaign Director for Trout Unlimited and has traded bait for fly-fishing. Shoren earned a masters degree in Environmental Policy and Natural Resource Conflict Resolution from the University of Montana where he studied as a Doris Duke Conservation Fellow. He is the former Campaign Director for Sportsmen for Responsible Energy, an alliance of hunting and fishing organizations working to reform irresponsible energy development on public lands. He has been involved in issue and political campaigns for over a decade.
Scott Hed, Director of the Sportsmen's Alliance of Alaska
Scott Hed works to educate hunters and anglers, and the sporting conservation organizations to which they belong, on important lands issues in Alaska - particularly the proposed Pebble Mine. He also works closely with guides, lodge owners, outdoor equipment manufacturers, members of the outdoor media and others. He has worked on Alaska conservation issues since 2001, ranging from waterfowl habitats on Alaska's North Slope to the temperate rainforests of Southeast Alaska. Hed is a member of many hunting and fishing conservation organizations, and is past president of the Minnehaha County (SD) Chapter of Pheasants Forever.
Nelli Williams, Alaska Outreach Coordinator
Nelli Williams recently joined TU Alaska's program after being a part of TU in Wyoming for several years. Nelli has a masters degree in Natural Resources/Environmental Education and also has experience in graphic design and public outreach. She helps coordinate most of the Railbelt outreach events and strategies, engages TU members across Alaska, and creates many of our publications.
Mark Kaelke, Southeast Alaska/Tongass Project Director
Mark Kaelke joined TU's Alaska Program in 2007 after 12 years outfitting and guiding fly fishing trips in Southeast Alaska. Prior to moving to Alaska full-time in 1988, Mark managed to graduate from Montana State University despite its proximity to all those blue ribbon streams. He is based in Juneau and focused on conserving high value watersheds on the Tongass National Forest and working to restore the ones that weren’t so lucky. He is a proud soccer/swimming/hockey dad, an avid hunter and fisherman, and a tortured but dedicated Minnesota Viking fan.