Staff

Kirk Rose

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Kirk Rose is the CEO of the Anchorage Community Land Trust. He has been with the company for nine years and has served as CEO for five. Kirk was named a 2017 Next City Vanguard, one of just 43 urban leaders worldwide, and during his tenure with the organization, ACLT was awarded the National Development Council's highest honor as the 'Most Innovative Community Development Project' in the United States. Both of these honors are due to ACLT's incredible staff team of leaders. Kirk currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Anchorage Downtown Partnership Board. When off-duty from directing ACLT, he enjoys big adventures, big ideas and his big support group of family and friends, including ACLT's Chief Lunch Inspector, his dog Muddy.

Kirk can be reached at krose@anchoragelandtrust.org or (907) 274-0181.

Stuart Bannan

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As ACLT’s Director of Finance & Real Estate, Stuart works with neighborhood businesses and other local representatives on building a stronger economic base for the community.  His focus is on increasing commercial traffic and connecting residents with good job opportunities.

Stuart also manages some of the day-to-day responsibilities of ACLT’s property portfolio and generally looks after the organization’s contracting. He brings a wide range of experience from working in the legal field and with governmental agencies.  Stuart has a BA from St. John’s College- Annapolis and a JD from UNC-Chapel Hill School of Law.  When not working for new investment and jobs, he is always up for an adventure with his wife, Deborah, and their two dogs.

Stuart can be reached at lbannan@anchoragelandtrust.org or (907) 274-0170.

 

Radhika Krishna

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Radhika is ACLT’s Director of Programs, and has endless enthusiasm for projects that improve Anchorage’s neighborhoods. She manages ACLT’s community-facing programs, including Set Up Shop and Grow North Farm. Radhika also serves on Anchorage’s Planning and Zoning Commission.

Radhika moved to Anchorage to work at ACLT after completing a B.A. in Philosophy from Grinnell College. In her free time, she enjoys travelling around Alaska, playing soccer, and participating in too many book clubs.

Radhika can be reached at rkrishna@anchoragelandtrust.org or (907) 274-0191.

Emily Cohn

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Emily is ACLT’s Director of Communications & Development. Emily learned how to story-tell through an education in the arts, and has been seeking opportunities to make good stories since. Some of her most story-worthy jobs have included selling merchandise for touring bands, teaching Shakespeare with the Royal Shakespeare Company to youth in Detroit, and delivering wine to Disney executives. Emily holds 9 years of experience in both corporate and non-profit communications, events, & media relations, as well as ongoing experience eating sour candy while working on grants.

Emily is elated to now be shaping the story of Anchorage’s best neighborhoods through ACLT. She escapes her desk by using the roads and trails around her and getting out of town every chance she gets.

Emily can be reached at ecohn@anchoragelandtrust.org or (907) 865-5211.

Caitlin Taylor

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Caitlin is our Program Manager, and she is committed to working with non-profits, foundations and local government for a better city. Her lifelong nickname is “Cat”, which continues to confuse baristas scribbling it on coffee cups.

Born and raised in Anchorage, Cat obtained her B.S. in Sociology and the Civic Engagement Certificate from UAA. When away from the office, she enjoys hitting the gym, trying out all the foodie hotspots, and cooking for her family of friends.

Cat can be reached at ctaylor@anchoragelandtrust.org or (907) 274-0152.

Lyndea Kelleher

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Lyndea is our Set Up Shop Lending Manager. Lyndea is a born and raised Alaskan who grew up in Spenard. She earned an Economics degree from UAA to pursue community and economic development opportunities in Anchorage. While at UAA, she worked for the Mayor’s office, the Anchorage Assembly, and the State Department of Revenue where she focused on economic analysis of state and local issues.

Before coming to ACLT, Lyndea worked several political campaigns as Campaign Manager and Deputy Finance Director. Lyndea loves to hike, sing, play with her two adorable cats, and read.

Lyndea can be reached at lkelleher@anchoragelandtrust.org or (907) 865-5210.

 

Camilo Ortiz

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Camilo joins ACLT as our Program Associate. A proud resident of Mountain View, Camilo recently spent two years as a professional father of two toddlers during which he honed his negotiation and time management skills. Prior to this, Camilo worked as Assistant Dean of Admissions at the University of Louisville School of Law where he sought to increase diversity among the next generation of lawyers. Camilo’s previous career included brand strategy, market research, and product management for LeapFrog Toys.

Camilo earned his law degree from Seattle University School of Law and his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Riverside. When he is not at work, you can find Camilo with his family exploring a new park, cooking out, or eating his favorite roast beef sandwich from Fire Island Bakery.

Camilo can be reached at cortiz@anchoragelandtrust.org or (907) 748-5848.

Nick Bachman

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Nick Bachman joined ACLT this March for a year of service as an AmeriCorp Vista and has quickly found joy in helping ACLT develop it’s programs for new farmers and budding entrepreneurs at Grow North Farm.

He first recognized his passion for land-use as a Geology Major at Middlebury College in Vermont. Nick became inspired to pursue community-based work while collaborating with a climate action team in his home city of Portland, ME. This summer, he completed coursework in urban planning at the UC Berkeley Summer Institute. When not gardening, playing music, or catching up with friends and family, you’ll likely find him along the coast or in the hills.

Nick can be reached at nbachman@anchoragelandtrust.org or (207) 776-3720.

Louise Bednarik, Urban Fellow

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Louise joined ACLT in September 2019 as part of the Alaska Fellows Program. Working in partnership with Cook Inlet Lending Center, she is helping grow our lending program during her fellowship year. Originally from Washington State, Louise is excited to explore and build community in Anchorage and Alaska.

She graduated from Haverford College in May 2019 with a BA in Political Science and a concentration in Peace, Justice, and Human Rights. Prior to working at ACLT, Louise was an intern at the Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office, worked in the admissions office at Haverford, and coached gymnastics. When not in the office, Louise loves to hike, work-out, and dance in the kitchen.