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Ted Spraker, Vice-Chairman

Ted Spraker - Soldotna, Chairman

Term expires 6/30/2017

Ted Spraker was appointed to the Board of Game by Governor Murkowski in 2003. Ted resides in Soldotna, Alaska. He completed his college education at the University of Wyoming earning a bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Management and Master’s in Range Management. Ted moved to Alaska in 1973. He is a career biologist, having worked briefly with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and for nearly 30 years with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Ted worked in Anchorage and Glennallen ultimately retiring as the Area Wildlife Biologist for the Kenai Peninsula. Ted is a member of the Alaska Trappers Association, Safari Club International, 4-H Shooting Sports Instructor and a lifetime member of NRA. He is an avid hunter, trapper and fisherman. Ted and wife Elaina have three adult children, and dedicate much of their time to youth firearm safety and educational hunting programs.

Nate Turner

Nate Turner - Nenana, Vice-Chairman

Term expires 6/30/2016

Nate Turner has been a 25-year resident of Alaska in the Kantishna River and Nowitna River areas. Working with other family members, Nate and his wife Cathy and four young sons have lived a remote subsistence lifestyle through trapping, commercial and subsistence fishing, big game guiding, and log cabin building. He was born and raised on a dairy farm in upstate New York and came to Alaska with his father Mike in 1989 as the result of an advertisement in Fur-Fish & Game magazine – ‘Trapline For Sale in Alaska’. Nate is the owner of Turner’s Alaskan Adventures, a small family hunting business that he operates annually, employing neighboring trappers and other remote bush residents as assistant guides. Nate has been providing guided hunts as a Registered hunting guide for last 15 years and has continued to work as an assistant guide himself for the last 18 years. He is a member of the Alaska Trappers Association and the Alaska Professional Hunters Association and holds a private pilot license.

Stosh Hoffman

Stosh Hoffman - Bethel

Term expires 6/30/2017

Stosh Hoffman was appointed to the Board of Game in 2008 by Governor Palin. Stosh is a lifelong Alaskan. He was born in Bethel, raised in McGrath and now lives in Bethel, Alaska. Stosh is an experienced assistant guide and commercial fisherman. He is employed by the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation as Director of Corporate Facilities. Stosh attend the University of Alaska, Anchorage. Stosh enjoys hunting and fishing with his wife and two young sons.

Teresa Sager Albaugh

Teresa Sager Albaugh - Tok

Term expires 6/30/2018

Teresa Sager Albaugh is a lifelong Alaskan. She was born and raised in Fairbanks, and is a 27 year resident of the Tok / Mentasta Area. For the past 15 years she has worked for Summit Consulting Services, Inc., a rural Alaska construction management and design firm. Prior to her position with Summit, Teresa worked for the Alaska State Legislature from 1983 to 1995. She is a past president and board member of the Alaska Outdoor Council, and holds memberships with Slana Alaskans Unite and the NRA. She is a supporter of the Monroe Foundation of Fairbanks, Focus on the Family/CitizenLink, and is a supporter and participant in the Alaska Run for Women of Anchorage. Teresa has a strong personal interest and family background in hunting, fishing, trapping and the outdoors.

Pete Probasco

Pete Probasco - Palmer

Term expires 6/30/2016

After spending four years in the U.S. Air Force and six years in agricultural education and production in Minnesota, Probasco came to Alaska in 1966. He worked in various capacities with the University of Alaska’s Cooperative Extension Service, eventually becoming a professor and associate director. Probasco also worked for the State of Alaska Division of Agriculture, and was named a professor of extension emeritus at the University of Alaska. Probasco, of Palmer, retired from his work as an insurance agent in 1995, though he spent most of his career involved with various aspects of agricultural development in Alaska.

Probasco has been actively involved in many community organizations including Kiwanis Club, Palmer Chamber of Commerce, Alaska Rural Rehabilitation Corporation, Salvation Army, St. John Lutheran Church, and the National Rifle Association. He holds a doctorate in education from the University of Minnesota where he also earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in agriculture education.

David Brown

David Brown - Wrangell

Term expires 6/30/2017

David Brown was appointed to the Board of Game by Governor Parnell in 2014. A 32-year resident of Wrangell, he is a trapper, bow hunter and hunter education instructor. Dave is also a commercial Dungeness crab fisherman. He retired from teaching in 2012 after a 30-year career with the Wrangell School District. He and his wife Sue, a kindergarten teacher in the Wrangell schools, have three grown children, Kristy, Laurie and David. He also has twin grandaughters.

He received the Wrangell Chamber of Commerce Teacher of the Year Award in 2011, and the Association for Career and Technical Education Industrial Arts Teacher of the Year Award for 2006-7. He is a volunteer archery instructor for Wrangell Parks and Recreation, and is past president of the Wrangell Teachers Association. David is a member of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Ducks Unlimited, Pope and Young Club, and the National Rifle Association. He received a bachelor’s degree in industrial arts from Montana State Northern.

Kip Fanning

Kip Fanning - Yakutat

Term expires 6/30/2018

Kip Fanning was appointed to the Board of Game in 2015 by Governor Walker. Kip is a lifelong Alaskan who was raised in Fairbanks and southeast Alaska. Kip grew up in the fishing and hunting industry, working at his family’s renowned wilderness lodge in Yakutat. Kip has been involved in the family business all his life, working as a fishing guide and lodge manager in his adult years. He is also a pilot and volunteer firefighter in Yakutat. Kip’s passionate about conserving and developing Alaska’s fish and game resources and providing residents and nonresidents a true, Alaskan adventure through his family-owned business.

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