Board of Directors

Owen Guthrie, President


Owen is an Instructional Designer with UAF eLearning. Born and raised in the woods around Fairbanks, he is strongly interested in seeing Fairbanks sustain its green spaces and unique “city in the boreal forest” nature. His interests include outdoor activities, learning, history, technology, and the sciences.

(907)479-3030 • 1470 Ithaca Rd., Fairbanks, AK, 99709

Martha Raynolds, Treasurer

Martha is a plant biologist with an interest in a variety of ecological issues. She came to Alaska in 1982 and has worked in the Arctic in Alaska, Canada, and Russia. She enjoys cross-country skiing and camping with her family. She was one of the original board members for the Interior Alaska Land Trust and is interested in using private land ownership to further conservation goals.

                                           (907)479-3726 • 1636 Wolverine Lane, Fairbanks, AK, 99707-6627

Merritt Helfferich

Merritt serves, since 1997, as the Senior Consultant and CEO of Innovation Consulting, Inc., an educational organization management consultancy. He is a founding member of the Interior Alaska Land Trust.

(907) 479-2846 • P.O. Box 80769, Fairbanks, AK 99708-0769

Alex Prichard, Secretary

imagesAlex graduated from the University of Alaska Fairbanks with master’s degrees in Wildlife Biology and Statistics. He currently works as a biologist at ABR Inc. Environmental Research and Services. He specializes in large mammal research. Prior to working at ABR Inc., he worked for the UAF Reindeer Research Program for three years. He has lived in Fairbanks for 19 years and enjoys a variety of outdoor sports.

Greta Myerchin-Tape

Greta board_greta3is a Financial Planner with Alaska Financial Associates. She is married and has two girls, and she enjoys natural places.  She was born and raised in Ketchikan, Alaska and traveled widely before arriving in Fairbanks in 2001.  Her interests include spending time outside with her family, making music and new adventures.

(907) 378-3341 • PO Box 83263, Fairbanks, AK 99708-3263