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.
Summer Staff and Internships
Each summer WISE welcomes summer staff, either program assistants or interns. In 2019 we hosted an intern supported by an Alaska Geographic science education grant, Mary Hannah Giddens. We also enjoyed the company of Prince William Sound College and BLM intern Kaela Gaylord. They brought an unparralled enthusiasm for learning, and set a great example to our youth.
Watch this space or contact WISE for employment opportunities. We usually start advertising in February, and hire summer staff in March or April.