Board of Directors
President, Copper Basin
Executive Director, Wrangell Institute for Science and Environment
Robin Mayo grew up in Fairbanks and currently lives in the Willow Creek area of the Copper River basin. She has worked as a fiber artist, sheep shearer, tour guide, horse packer, and vegetable grower. Robin is currently the Executive Director of Wrangell Institute for Science and Environment, which she considers to be about the greatest job in the whole world. Extra-curricular activities include keeping up with the activities of two adventurous daughters, and making a different kind of soup every week.
Vice President, Cordova
Born and raised in a commercial fishing family in Kodiak, Erica grew up on the ocean, earning her first full crewshare at 15 and getting her 100 Gross Ton Captain’s license at 22. After three years stationed in the midwest, Erica and and U.S. Coast Guard flight mechanic husband Dan moved back to Cordova in 2014 and promptly increased the population again when they celebrated the birth of their daughter Hazel Jade in November 2014. Erica holds a Masters of Education from University of Alaska, Fairbanks.
Alexis served as the Executive Director for Cordova District Fishermen United for 4.5 years, a membership organization that represents gillnet and seine salmon fishery concerns for Prince William Sound. Alexis’ love of gardening is challenged in Cordova’s rainforest climate but her green thumb finds ways to brighten up the space around her.
Nik was born in Seattle, WA and began coming to Alaska in his youth with his father and brothers. He first came to the Copper Basin at 10 years old and over time found his way back to McCarthy where he lives with his family (wife GIna, daughter Cassidy, and son Dylan). Nik discovered his love of rivers while on a family raft trip on the Goodnews River in western Alaska when he was 11. Now Nik and spends his personal and professional time exploring the rivers of the Wrangell Mountains and Copper Basin.
Board Member, Cordova
Brad began his relationship with the Copper River in 2004 as a research assistant conducting studies of juvenile salmon, invertebrate communities, and shorebird migration along the Copper River Delta. Shortly thereafter, he completed his Master’s thesis in Marine Science and focused his attention to fish habitat in Prince William Sound. Currently, Brad is rounding out his education as a rookie gillnetter in Cordova’s commercial fishing fleet.
Cordova, Board Member
Dorne works from Cordova as an administrative attorney at the Alaska Court System. She manages the 1,200 forms offered by the court system to judges and litigants, and acts as a heathcare advocate for court employees. Her history with salmon goes back two decades when she served as Executive Director of Cordova District Fishermen United.