Alaska Conservation Alliance Staff
In this section, learn about Alaska Conservation Alliance's excellent staff!
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Andy Moderow, Executive Director | David Theriault, Legislative and Outreach Director |Betty Jo Pritchett, Communications and Office Manager
A lifelong Alaskan, Andy grew up running sled dogs, completing the Iditarod in 2001. After graduating from Cornell University in 2005 with a degree in Government, he worked for the National Parks Conservation Association in Anchorage on a collaborative wildlife management project with the National Park Service. Since that time, he spent four years as a legislative aide in the office of Senator Hollis French, and he managed the French for Governor campaign in 2010.
Dave is a native of Maine where he spent much of his childhood playing in the woods and acquiring a dry sense of humor. He left Maine after high school to attend Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa where he developed an encyclopedic knowledge of the region's gravel roads while running on the cross-country team. After graduating in 2004 with a B.A. in History, Dave became the first Environmental Coordinator at the college, a position he held for one year. He then matriculated at Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon where he earned a J.D. and a certificate in Environmental and Natural Resource Law in 2008. Dave then promptly packed his car with all his personal belongings and drove to Alaska where he has worked for Rep. Les Gara in the State Legislature for two sessions and managed Rep. Bob Buch's re-election campaign during the 2010 election cycle. He enjoys running, cycling, skiing, "slow-and-low" grilling, and poorly produced films.
Betty Jo came to Alaska in the summer of 2009 with her husband and two boys. Betty Jo's husband is active duty army and that was the impetus behind their move. Though this is her first non-profit position, Betty Jo has years of office management/administration and volunteer management experience. Before coming to the Alliance, Betty Jo had been in the financial services industry for 6 years and was looking for a career change. "I'm excited about this job and having the opportunity to be part of such a positive organization." Betty Jo lives in Eagle River with her family.