Kirk RoseKirk, Mudd

Kirk Rose is the Executive Director of the Anchorage Community Land Trust. He is pictured here with ACLT’s Head Lunch Inspector and his companion since the day he graduated from college, Muddy. When off-duty from directing the Land Trust, he enjoys big adventures, big ideas and his big support group of family and friends. Kirk can be reached at or (907) 274-0181.



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As ACLT’s Economic Development Manager, 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 or (907) 274-0170.



Radhika Krishna

Radhika is ACLT’s Community Development Manager, and works on ACLT’s community development projects, including running the Gardens at Bragaw community gardens, coordinating and creating  the Mountain View Targeted Neighborhood Plan, and working with businesses and community organizations along Mountain View Drive on facade improvements. Radhika also works on community outreach and gardening and greening projects. She 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, reading, and spending time with her cat, Holly. Radhika can be reached at or (907) 274-0191.



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Emily Cohn

Emily is ACLT’s Communications & Development Manager. 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 is elated to now be shaping the story of Mountain View 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 or (907) 748-5848.





Caitlin Taylor

Caitlin is our Community Development Associate, 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 or (907) 274-0152.



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David Dietrich

David is ACLT’s Americorps VISTA specializing in workforce and economic development. Graduating from The University of Akron in Ohio just last May with a B.A. in Economics makes him a  new resident to the city of Anchorage. Sure, long walks on the beach are nice, but for David there are so many other ways to enjoy life! Before moving up to Alaska he kept himself busy with working at an outdoor children’s camp in NE Ohio and in his free time he enjoys reading, trail running and spending time with friends and family. His love for the outdoors as well as hiking and biking has always left him curious about Alaska. Now that he’s here, there is nowhere else he’d rather be!  David can be reached at or (907) 865-5210.