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 ten years and has served as CEO for six. 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.

 

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 10 years of experience in communications, fundraising, 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 Senior 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.

Nick Bachman

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Nick Bachman joined ACLT as an AmeriCorps Vista and now serves as our Program Associate. He 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 (907) 865-5213.

Tasha Webster

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Tasha is the Program Coordinator for Anchorage Online Bootcamp! Tasha is an Entrepreneur and self-taught Fine Artist practicing for a combined total of 10+ years. Her specialties include painting, sculpting, product design, graphic design, web design and marketing. In addition, Tasha has a unique combination of past professional experiences in social services and passion for equality, technology, and the radical advancement of underserved communities. She received a Bachelor of Science in Sociology from Columbus State University in 2010 and is currently enrolled in an Executive Masters in Business Administration program with a focus on Strategic Leadership at Alaska Pacific University. Through her collegiate studies and personal endeavors, she hopes to continue creating and following her curiosity in various mediums and exploratory efforts that better her community.

Tasha can be reached at nwebster@anchoragelandtrust.org.

Deepika Ramesh Perumal

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Deepika joins our team as a Business Services Specialist for our Set Up Shop program! After earning her MBA graduate degree in India, Deepika took time as a stay-at-home mom for almost a decade. During that time, she earned a graduate certificate degree in Nonprofit Management from the University of Hawaii, Manoa. She is excited to be rejoining the workforce, and is looking forward to using her subject knowledge to shape each client's progress, and to support the vision and mission of ACLT. Besides her work, Deepika loves cooking, biking on Anchorage roads and trails with her husband and son, and taking care of her indoor and outdoor plants.

Deepika can be reached at dperumal@anchoragelandtrust.org or 907-865-5214.

Jay Her

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Jay joins our team as a Business Services Specialist for our Set Up Shop program! Leading up to this curated opportunity, Jay had a background in starting and running a few businesses along with a long career in the mental health industry. His first business venture was as a Comedy Stage Hypnotist and he was hooked to testing out the market through different business opportunities and diving into the world of psychology. Jay says it’s been an amazing path with many hard lessons and great stories to tell, but he’s ready to bring what he knows to our local entrepreneurs. He brings to ACLT’s entrepreneur neighbors a willingness to learn about their businesses to find a path towards their success.

Jay can be reached at jher@anchoragelandtrust.org or 907-274-0170.

Ali Dibble

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Ali is ACLT’s AmeriCorps VISTA. Though she helps with many projects at ACLT, she primarily works with the Set Up Shop Training program.

Ali grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah. She received a B.S. in Materials Engineering from the University of Utah, but realized post-graduation that her extroversion and desire to work with communities weren’t satiated by lab work. She first moved to Alaska to be a sea kayaking guide in Sitka before eventually migrating north to work at ACLT. Ali’s favorite non-work pastimes include biking, listening to podcasts, petting dogs, and enjoying South Central’s beautiful parks and trails.

Ali can be reached at adibble@anchoragelandtrust.org or (907)-748-5218.