Tammy Jones Intro

Hi everyone,

My name is Tammy and I am starting class a little late in the semester. I am born and raised in Alaska being part Yupik Alaska Native. I moved from Palmer/Wasilla/Anchorage area to Fairbanks last summer. I am completing a degree in Business Administration and look forward to the content in this course. I love nature, fishing, camping and international travels. So far I have been to Cairo Egypt, Paris France, London England, Lagos Nigeria, Canada, Germany and all over the Caribbean. I love to see history first hand, cultural differences and God’s creativity when making nature. I encourage everyone to travel and broaden your perspective of the World. I look forward to conversing and learning from each other during this course. Nothing is wrong with a little friendly banter to debate opposing concepts.


Introduction Fowler

Hello all!!

I decided to create a video for my introduction, I would hate to miss out on easy EC points.

I apologize for the late submission, I had a second set of wisdom teeth removed on Friday but I knew I couldn’t wait any longer to introduce myself.

Thank you for watching and I look forward to learning together! 🙂


My name is Gustavs Davis Grigals and I am a Sophomore at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks. I’m a Business major. This is the second year I really enjoyed my freshman year in Fairbanks. I’m from Riga, Latvia it’s in eastern Europe. Latvia is a country on the Baltic Sea between Lithuania and Estonia. I live in Riga that the capital city of Latvia. I chose UAF to continue to pursue my hockey career. In 2017-2018 season I lived and played in Shreveport Louisiana for the Shreveport Mudbugs where we went on to win the National Championship. In the summertime, I like to play tennis and spend some time with my family. Also in summer I’m working out and preparing my self for the next season.

I just enrolled in this class, because of my schedule changes with my practices and had no time to take it in class. I’m excited to start this class and learn new things about Organizational Theory and Behavior.


Carmella Gallegos Introduction

Hello! Posting from West Palm Beach Florida, connectivity has been rough with Dorian looming nearby.  I’ve had a heck of a time staying logged in!  Just moved here for the fall semester following a summer job I had in upstate New York running the infirmary as a camp nurse.  I’ve been a nurse since 2010 but have six classes left to wrap up my bachelors degree in Homeland Security emergency Management.  Excited for a change of pace. I’ve lived in Oregon, Wisconsin, Alaska, California, Colorado, New York and now Florida. I’ve got a wanderlust mentality which works well with nursing! I’m looking forward to this class as I’ve had enough odd jobs in random places to see how different regions impact work ethics and behaviors.  I find it an interesting area of study and looking forward to its application toward my new field.  I thought it would be fun to submit an intro video from outside with the elements but the connection has not been reliable! Bummer!

Aaron Finnigan Introduction

Hello, my name is Aaron Finnigan. I am a life long Alaskan and a father of five wonderful young children. I am currently in my last semester of the Construction Management program out of UAA. I live in Girdwood with my wife kids and a small chocolate lab named Franky. I work as a project manager for a tribal organization based on the east coast. As a family we enjoy skiing and hiking. I am looking forward to learning some skills out of this class to help me better navigate my work environment and handle complex relationships with clients and co-workers.

Chris Turcic – Introduction


Hello fellow classmates,

My name is Chris and I currently live in Chugiak Alaska. Chugiak is a small semi-rural community about 30 miles north of Anchorage. A military transfer brought my family to Alaska when I was in the 6th grade. After graduating for Chugiak High School I moved to to the warm, white sandy beaches of the Florida panhandle. I worked in law enforcement for 23 years until being injured in the line of duty in 2012. In 2013 I decided that it was time to stop chasing “bad guys” and I left my chosen career behind for new and exciting adventures. My law enforcement career was quite the adventure and I do miss it at times. You wouldn’t believe some of the stories about what goes down in society. I should write book!!   In the Spring of 2013 a job opportunity   gave me the chance to move back to my hometown in Alaska after being gone for 25 years. Very strange and exciting at the same time, especially when you run in to old classmates at the store. Its fascinating how people change…but anyway.

Now I’m sure you’re wondering. “Why in the heck did you leave sunny Florida and move back to the frozen wilderness of Alaska”? On those cold and bitter Alaska winter days I sometimes find myself asking the same question. I usually try to remind myself of the Florida snakes, bugs, and year round tourists when I need an answer to that question.

I’m currently a senior at UAF pursuing a Bachelors in Emergency Management with a CyberSecurity Management minor. I will finally be graduating at the end of this semester!! YAY!! It’s been a long road but I am very proud of my personal achievements during my academic journey. I am seriously considering pursuing a Masters degree but I need to stay focused on this last semester. Then we’ll see what the future brings. I wish you all the best of luck this semester and feel free to contact me any time if you need any help with your work or would just like to shoot the breeze.


Take care and good luck,



David Cheek Introduction

My name is David Cheek. I currently live in Mustang, OK. I’ve been here a little over five years and work for an oil/gas service company. I started off in a field position and worked day and night with little time off. An office position open up and I was nominated to get the spot. That was one of the better things to happen because I was able to have time to start going to school. I’ve been working on an accounting degree for awhile now. If all goes well, I should be done in the fall of 2021. Getting a degree is the main thing on my bucket list. I’m the only one in my family to graduate from high school, getting a college degree is an important goal for me. I’m married and have two dogs, two rats, two lizards, and a cat.


Hello, my name is Shayne Jones and it is great to meet you all. I am a Disaster Program Manager for the American Red Cross of Alaska stationed in Fairbanks. I am also retired from the U.S. Army and enjoying my second career in the field of Emergency Management and Disaster Response.   I am looking forward to this class to gain an understanding of how organizations function and the best methods to use in gaining maximum performance from them. In the non-profit world, it is often difficult to help others when resources are slim and there are few people.

Introduction – Nathaniel Savel

Hello everyone,

I also typed up my introduction because I wasn’t sure if my video would work.

My name is Nathaniel Savel. I am currently a senior in the Bachelors in Emergency Management program with a concentration in Fire Administration. Before my Bachelors I got my Associate’s degree through UAF in Fire Science while working at the University Fire Department first as a Firefighter/EMT and then I transitioned over to Fire Prevention and worked with our Fire Marshal at UFD. I just recently moved to Seattle, Washington and work in Renton, Washington as a Deputy Fire Marshal for the Renton Regional Fire Authority, conducting fire inspections, fire investigation, and public education. I am originally from Palmer, Alaska where I grew up in a family with one brother and one sister who are both older than me. Some of my hobbies include hiking, skiing, and playing hockey. Something that is on my bucket list is to travel to other parts of Europe. Last summer I backpacked around Italy, France, Belgium, and Germany but I would really like to spend more time traveling and doing that sort of thing. I’m excited for this class with all of you!



Hello everyone, I’m Nick. I’m originally from AZ, but have traveled all around and lived in Fairbanks for a few years. I haven’t taken any classes from UAF in a while, but finally found the “spare time” to finish up my degree in Applied Management. I am currently a helicopter pilot by occupation.

As a part of a large organization with many stigmas and behavioral oddities, I’m looking forward to learning and understanding why things are the way they are, and how individual behavior is modified by (and contributing to) this organization.

Introduction: Fall 2019

Good afternoon,


My name is Tigne and I am an Accounting Major in my Sophomore year at UAF. I was born on Fort Wainwright Army Base in Fairbanks, Alaska and was raised in Anchorage, Alaska. My mother is from American Samoa and my father is from Shreveport, Louisiana. I am the eldest of four children, I have two sisters and one brother. We relocated to Las Vegas, Nevada a few years back and I have been attending UAF Online since. One thing on my bucket list is to travel to Hawaii and to hike the Stairway to Heaven or also called the Haiku Stairs on the island of Oahu.

Caleb D.

My name is Caleb Darling and I live in Fairbanks, AK, well I suppose technically North Pole, AK. I am in my 4th year at the University of Alaska Fairbanks majoring in Homeland Security & Emergency Management with a concentration in Cybersecurity. This course fulfills a degree requirement for me however I have enjoyed the previous business classes I have taken and look forward to learning more about this subject. I work as a tour guide all over Alaska and as such have done the last 3 years of classes online due to never being able to make it in person to class. Tonight for example I am doing an aurora viewing tour at our lodge in Fox, AK, tomorrow a city tour of Fairbanks/North Pole, Saturday another city tour, and then Sunday I will be headed up to the Arctic Circle! I hope to work with the Alaska State Troopers after college. I moved to Alaska from New York with that plan in mind, years later and I am still sticking to it. One thing on my buket list is to visit Australia some day. In Alaska, I live with my Fiance Sam. My family is entirely in New York besides my Dad whom I convinced to move up here a few years after I moved here, he resides in Anchorage, AK.

Introduction- Alex Reber


Hi everyone. My name is Alex Reber. I am a Sophomore at UAF going for my BBA in Business and Accounting and I’ve been really excited about starting my second year of college. This class fulfills general requirements for my degree, but I am looking forward to learning more about Organizational Behavior and Theory.

I live in Eagle River, Alaska. I took a year of Forensic Science and enjoy solving puzzles. I spent the last two years mentoring STEM skills to  Title 1 Elementary students. It was a really rewarding experience. I enjoy hiking and camping in Alaska’s wilderness and am especially fond of winter camping in snow shelters. I have ice climbed on the Kennicott  Glacier and canoed over 200 miles on the Yukon River reading Robert Service poetry along the way. I have an identical twin brother and we are both Eagle Scouts.

Adding to my list of unique Alaskan experiences, I recently survived a magnitude 7.1 earthquake at its epicenter. We had cracks in the walls, lots of broken glassware, and I barely missed having a television fall on me, but everyone is safe and sound. There have been thousands of aftershocks since then, like the other night just before midnight which knocked out our electricity for almost fifteen hours. This kind of problem makes taking an online course challenging but I haven’t missed any deadlines yet.

I don’t really think of my life in terms of a Bucket List. I just try to make the most of life opportunities as they present themselves. Maybe when I’m older, I’ll reflect back and make a list of what’s left to do. At this time, even after a hot Alaskan summer, I would like to go to Hawaii in the winter to relax and see the Humpback Whales off the island of Maui. I’ve never seen a whale breach before and think it would be a Bucket List worthy experience.

My future aspirations include getting a good job that allows me to continue to live, work and serve in Alaska as well as enjoy the Alaskan wilderness in my free time. I look forward to working with my classmates this semester.


Introduction: REDO

Tell us who you are, where you are from, about your family, etc. and one thing that is on your bucket list. For 10 extra points, post a video intro.

My name Is Jeffrey Johnkins I am a undergraduate, who is majoring in business and minoring in film. I’m born and raised in Fairbanks, Alaska. My hobbies include Boxing, reading, and writing screenplays. My family is also raised here. Mom is a entrepreneur and my father does construction here. One thing that is on my bucket list. Is too go 12 rounds with Floyd Maywheather. Its great to meet this class.

VanDeventer Introduction

Hi Class,

My name is Michael VanDeventer (Van-Dee-vent-er) and i am currently attending UAA for the Professional Piloting program, and this is my senior year. I was born and raised in Alaska and am Yupik Eskimo. Before attending UAA, after high school I did 4 years in the Marine Corps. When I left the Marines I didn’t know what I wanted to do at first. Both my father and brother are pilots, so I thought i’d jump on the band wagon. One goal of mine is to graduate and have my commercial pilot cert. and eventually join the family airline Van Air. I am looking forward to taking this class with all of you.


Hi, my name is Michelle Moses and I live in Fairbanks. I was born and raised in Interior Alaska. I earned my B.S. degree in Biology from the University of Portland in Oregon. I was very attracted to a career in medicine but after life happened, I am moving toward an Accounting degree!
I am married and have four kids. I enjoy the outdoors and would like to spend more time out there but am pretty busy with kids, work and now college courses.
My plan is to earn more money to raise my family and live comfortably. I also would like to add quality to my career in the accounting/business field. Just working and paying bills can be pretty discouraging but I’m sure it could be worse. I do love life! I love working with people and look forward to this class!

One thing on my bucket list: take the family on a two week tropical vacation, bonfires on the beach included.