Amy Modig, Deg Hit’an Athbascan, was born in Takotna, Alaska and then raised all over the state, beginning in Shageluk and ending in Tanacross. She has worked in sobriety since 1983 and continues to help with the Rural Providers’ Conference with her husband, Doug Modig. She first worked for RurAL CAP in Tok in 1977-1978; again in 1985-1989. She worked in tobacco prevention for RurAL CAP since 2011; now she coordinates the Youth Development and Culture Grants, assists with the Hooper Bay Prevention Grant and helps with The Resource Basket as the Community Wellness Coordinator. She is a proud grandmother.
Greg Anelon, Yupik and Denaina, raised in Newhalen, is the Community Technical Assistance Coordinator for RurAL CAP. He provides a wealth of knowledge working in Rural Alaska as an Educator and as a City Administrator. He will be providing technical assistance to the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Healing to Wellness and Tribal Youth Program grantees in Alaska. He is a long time Bristol Bay fisherman and enjoys participating in Subsistence activities.
Joel Turman is an AmeriCorps VISTA with The Resource Basket. He joined RurAL CAP for his year of service in February of 2016. He will be supporting the current staff and building capacity for The Resource Basket by conducting outreach, improving program sustainability, and increasing the resources and opportunities available on the website. Joel moved to Alaska from Houston, Texas and is excited to explore and meet people all across the state.