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July 15, 2022 Karen Lewis

KMTA Hires A New Development Manager!

We are thrilled to announce our newest addition to the KMTA team! Jessa West has officially joined us as our new Development Manager. Jessa comes from a strong science and project management background and has extensive experience working with diverse communities across Alaska. Prior to joining KMTA, she worked as a project geologist and has over seven years of experience within various areas of geosciences in Alaska. She received a B.S. in Geology with a concentration in Environmental/Engineering Geology in spring of 2014 from Western Washington University. Growing up in Anchorage with access to all the natural beauty that surrounds it, including the KMTA corridor, inspired her love for the outdoors. To

this day, she enjoys camping, hiking, beachcombing, and recreating with her family throughout Alaska’s mountains, coastlines, and everywhere in between.

When asked what she is most excited about she said, “I am so excited to get to know our amazing grantees and can’t wait to see the final outcomes of their equally amazing projects.”

We are so happy to have Jessa on board and are deeply grateful for the strong foundation that our outgoing Grants Manager Amanda Sassi has left for her to build upon. If you have any questions related to KMTA grants and fundraising, you can reach Jessa at jessawest@kmtacorridor.org