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Michael Mauseth

Mike Mauseth, a Financial Advisor at Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC, is a believer in sustainability. Though he used to be on the development side of things, he likes that a land trust can create a win-win opportunity for landowners who wish to protect their property in perpetuity. Mike has lived in Juneau for over 20 years and says he loves that “Alaska is big, beautiful, and wild and offers up a never ending smorgasboard of climbing, skiing, and fishing opportunities.” An avid climber, Mike has probably climbed to the summit of all the peaks in Juneau and is preparing for Denali in the spring. He and his wife Kym have raised two daughters, Ashley and Megan, in Juneau and love the tight-knit community.

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Brock Tabor
Vice President

Brock keeps very busy! He joined SEAL Trust’s Board in 2012, is the Vice President of the Discovery Southeast Board of Directors, and is a coach for the Juneau Ski Club. In addition, he works as the Section Manager for Water Quality Standards within the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation.

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Melinda Lamb

Melinda joined SEAL Trust’s Board in 2011 and quickly jumped in as Secretary. She works as a Biological Science Technician in the U.S. Forest Service’s Southeast Field Office.

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Alex Wertheimer
Treasurer & Finance Committee Chair

Now retired, Alex was formerly a Research Biologist for the National Marine Fisheries Services. These days, he takes time out of traveling to incredible places like New Zealand and Nepal to do consulting work. Long a supporter of SEAL Trust, Alex joined the Board in 2012.

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Patricia Harris
Board Member & Lands Committee Chair

Pat Harris is a lifelong resident of the State of Alaska and Yukon Territory. A former kindergarten and junior high natural science teacher, she has more that 20 years of experience in natural resource assessment and restoration of impacted areas. She was co-principal investigator of several damage assessments and restoration projects related to the Exxon Valdez oil spill and was named Juneau Federal Employee of the Year in 1998 largely for that work. She recently retired from working as a researcher for the National Marine Fisheries Service. During her tenure there, she focused on intertidal habitats and working with students as a mentor in the field, which she dearly loves. Pat has been involved with Southeast Alaska Land Trust since 1996, and continues to supply energy and commitment to the Trust’s mission.

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Jon Tillinghast
Board Member

Jon Tillinghast is an attorney at Simpson, Tillinghast, Sorensen & Sheehan, P.C. He is regionally and nationally recognized for his work in environmental, oil and gas, and civil rights law. He authored most of the State of Alaska’s oil pollution legislation, and has tried complex cases on tanker safety, offshore oil leasing, oil pollution insurance, and federal pre-emption. Mr. Tillinghast has been on the Board of SEAL Trust since 2005.

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Jay Nelson
Board Member & Lands Committee Vice Chair

Jay Nelson moved to Alaska in 1973 as a biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G). He studied sea birds and marine mammals for ten years with the US Fish and Wildlife Service. For nine years prior to his retirement, Jay directed, Global Ocean Legacy, a project of the Pew Charitable Trusts.From 2001 to 2003, Jay served as the Vice President for North American Oceans for Oceana. He worked for the Alaska Legislature and the ADF&G Commissioner. Jay has also worked for the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council, the Alaska Marine Conservation Council and was executive director of the Alaska Environmental Lobby. Jay is a biologist with a BS from Oregon State University in Zoology in 1973 and a MS from Northern Arizona University in Animal Behavior in 1985.

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Kim Smith
Board Member

Kim Smith joined the SEAL Trust Board in 2013.

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Nancy Waterman
Board Member

Since coming to Juneau in 1970, Nancy Waterman has been an educator, entrepreneur, and citizen volunteer in community and conservation organizations. Nancy thinks about community sustainability and resilience, and community decisions based on comprehensive planning and watershed boundaries.   Nancy joined the SEAL Trust Board in 2014.

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