Right Moves
First Alaskans Institute
Cheryl Pitiksuq Johnson has been hired as First Alaskans Institute’s Indigenous Sustainability Advancement Director, and Anna Ts’aayeneekeelno Clock has been hired as the organization’s Indigenous and Intergovernmental Affairs Coordinator. Pitiksuq holds a bachelor of science in aviation technology with an emphasis in aviation management and a minor in business administration from the University of Alaska Anchorage. She also holds several human resources credentials (PHR & SHRM-CP).

Ts’aayeneekeelno holds a bachelor of arts in Japanese studies from Middlebury College. Most recently, she was a 2018 First Alaskans Institute Summer Intern in the Office of former-Governor Bill Walker and after was hired to stay on the team as a policy and program analyst and special assistant to Lieutenant Governor Valerie Davidson until the end of their term.

Cheryl Pitiksuq
Michael Baker International
Michael Baker International expanded its operation in Anchorage with two new hires: Marc Luiken, Civil/Transportation Engineering Manager, and Patrick Whitesell, Environmental Department Lead.

Previously, Luiken served as Commissioner for the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities. Prior to his public service in Alaska, Luiken served twenty-nine years with the US Air Force, retiring as the Vice Commander of the 11th Air Force in 2010.

Marc Luiken
Before joining Michael Baker, Whitesell served as an Environmental Specialist at DOWL for eleven years. He managed a small team and led dozens of phase one environmental site assessments, numerous wetland delineations, and noise analyses for a range of private- and public-sector clients.
Patrick Whitesell
Landye Bennett Blumstein
Landye Bennett Blumstein announced that Elizabeth Saagulik Hensley has become a partner in the firm. Saagulik received her bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College in 2005 and her Juris Doctorate from the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law in 2009. Her experience includes serving as general counsel to a regional tribal nonprofit organization, staff attorney and public policy liaison, Alaska legislative aide, and senior policy advisor.
Elizabeth Saagulik Hensley
The AIDEA Board appointed Tomas Boutin as AIDEA Executive Director. Boutin comes to this position after a distinguished career in forestry, including four years of service as Alaska State Forester. Boutin received his undergraduate degree in forest resources from the University of New Hampshire and holds a master of business administration from the University of Oregon School of Business.
CRW Engineering Group
CRW Engineering Group recently promoted two long-term employees to the position of Principal.

Justin Keene, PE, began at CRW in 2000 as a summer intern before joining full-time in 2003. Since then, he has served as a project manager/engineer on a variety of civil engineering projects throughout Alaska involving transportation, site, and utility (water, sewer, and storm drain) infrastructure.

Justin Keene
Anthony Robinson, PLS, CFedS, is a senior land surveyor and certified federal surveyor with more than twenty-two years of experience leading field surveys and mapping for design, right-of-way, land/site development, and construction projects. He graduated from Michigan Technological University with a bachelor’s in land surveying and an associate’s in civil engineering. He joined CRW in 2008.
Anthony Robinson
Architect and Interior Designer Carel Nagata, CDT/CCCA, NCIDQ, joined Stantec as an Associate and Senior Architect with the firm’s buildings group in Anchorage. Nagata will apply her twenty years of experience to serve and grow the firm’s buildings practice in Alaska. In addition to a bachelor of architecture degree from the University of Oregon, Nagata earned her master of real estate and construction management from the University of Denver.
Carel Nagata
Ahtna is pleased to announce several new hires within its subsidiaries.

Nathan Hagar is the newest Geologist based in the Fairbanks office of Ahtna Environmental, Inc. (AEI). Hagar attended the University of Alaska Fairbanks and graduated in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in geological engineering. Hagar will be a field team lead for projects such as the installation and startup of an air sparge/soil vapor extraction system at Fort Wainwright.

Nathan Hagar
Martin Molyneux has joined the company as a Senior Project Manager as part of its construction team based in Anchorage. Molyneux has twenty-seven years of experience in Alaska and California managing megaprojects, as well as performing operational work involving major facilities, pipelines, sealifts, and fabrication. Molyneux has a bachelor’s degree in political science from University of Colorado, Boulder.
Martin Molyneux
Justin Dunn has joined the AEI team as a Senior Project Manager in Anchorage. He has an extensive background in commercial vertical construction throughout Alaska and has worked on projects from the North Slope to Kodiak Island. His experience includes federal, municipal, and private construction. Dunn has an associate of applied science degree in small business management from WyoTech in Laramie, Wyoming.
Justin Dunn
Marty Walker was hired by AEI as a Site Superintendent based out of the firm’s Anchorage office. Walker has twenty-two years of civil construction experience including an extensive background with equipment operation. Walker has supervised projects for federal, state, municipal, and private clients.
Marty Walker
AEI’s Anchorage office hired Wayne Johnson as Senior Superintendent. Johnson has thirty years of experience in all phases of the construction industry including providing comprehensive project supervision, quality control, safety management, and project administration. He has extensive experience with military, state, and commercial clients.
Wayne Johnson
MTA announced several promotions.

Jared Lindman was promoted to Director of Product Management. Since joining MTA, Lindman has organized and improved MTA’s Business Solutions product suite. Lindman is a natural fit to drive MTA’s product strategy to create value for members, a competitive advantage in the marketplace, and drive long-term profitability.

Jared Lindman
Jacki Webb was promoted to Director of Marketing and External Communications at MTA. In this role, Webb will ensure brand consistency across all channels driving brand awareness and loyalty. Webb leads a high energy team that continuously seeks to build the MTA brand through creative messaging, strategic partnerships, and community events.
Jacki Webb
Matt Langhoff was promoted to Vice President of Administrative Services at MTA. He has been with MTA for more than fifteen years and has dedicated himself to the HR arena. In the past two years, his leadership and guidance transformed MTA’s HR department from traditional HR to Administrative Services. The new department encompasses HR and also risk management, fleet and facilities, warehouse operations, and the project management office.
Matt Langhoff
Diana Escobar was promoted to Project Management Office Manager at MTA. During her fifteen-year tenure with the organization, Escobar has worked in various departments and has been a central player in keeping MTA’s corporate infrastructure operating smoothly. Escobar has served in the Project Management Office for the last eight years and has played a vital role in the strategic implementation of some of MTA’s most critical projects.
Diana Escobar