Robin Mayo Executive Director
As a long-time resident of Kenny Lake and a life-long Alaskan, Robin is deeply connected to the Copper Valley community . Her experience has included time as director and vice chair of the Kenny Lake Community Library, substitute teaching at Kenny Lake School, operating her own fiber art business (“Wild and Wooly”), work as an outreach technician for Prince William Sound Community College, and office management and co-ownership of a rafting guide service (“Osprey Expeditions”).
WISE has enjoyed Robin’s ingenuity, resourcefulness, and upbeat attitude through every challenge. With each month since she assumed the helm, Robin has grown into an ever-more exceptional teacher, organizer, and leader. In October 2013, Robin earned a certificate in non-profit management from the Foraker Group. In January 2015 she completed training to be a certified Wilderness First Responder. She participated in the Foraker Group's Executive Leadership Initiative in 2015.
Mary Hannah Giddens Environmental Education and Stewardship Intern
Hailing from Memphis, TN, MH graduated from Sewanee: The University of the South in 2018 with a degree in Geology and Watershed Science. Her education has taken her around the world to New Zealand, Iceland, Chile, Belize, and all across the United States.. When she isn't traveling or backpacking, you can find her running on the trails with her beloved dog, Murphy. She hopes to continue her education and pursue a masters degree in Glaciology in the future.
Kaela Gaylord Prince William Sound College Intern stationed with the Bureau of Land Management at the Glennallen Field Office assigned to work with WISE
Originally from Colorado Springs, Colorado, Kaela is an avid hiker and explorer. She is pursuing a degree in Psychology and Environmental Studies at Rollins College in Florida, and is active in her school's Environmental Club and Sustainability Program.