Learn more about the dedicated people who make the projects of RBCA a reality.
Tim Johnson, Secretary
After moving to Seward in 2002 from the Navajo reservation in Northern Arizona, Tim was inspired by then EKPEAA members to join the board of directors. He exercises his creative side through craft brewing at home. Enjoying the wilderness around Alaska by foot, paddle, and wheel is his inspiration. Tim works in family medicine as a PA in multiple communities throughout the state. He feels RBCA is the best way for him to put his efforts into important local issues while working alongside other great community members.
Bob Barnwell, Board Member
Bob moved away from Seward but returned in 2005 after a four year teaching stint in Latin America. Prior to that, he and his wife and three daughters lived in the Aleutians for ten years teaching school and fishing commercially in Western Alaska in the summers. Bob now teaches middle school and runs a boat-based eco-charter business in the summer taking clients out to the Kenai Fjords National Park. His passion for getting out in the wilderness and sharing the joy of the outdoors led him to working with RBCA. He believes that a community must always strive to minimize negative impact to our environment in our quest to live in such a beautiful setting (this was formed in part by living an extremely polluted city in South America).
Kirstie L. Willean, Board Member
My passions for education and Alaska’s wildlands brought me north in 1983. Leaving behind a teaching position in California’s Sonoma Valley I experienced life, living and teaching in Alaska’s Northwest Arctic and Eastern Interior regions prior to settling in Seward in 1989. Currently, I assist teachers just beginning their careers as an Alaska Statewide Teacher Mentor. This job keeps me traveling to some of Alaska’s most remote villages throughout the school year.
Raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, I cut my “conservation teeth” at an early age volunteering for various local, statewide, and national environmental organizations. As one of the Eastern Kenai Peninsula Environmental Action Association’s (RBCA’s predecessor) original founding members, I’ve returned to the board after a brief hiatus in hope that I can continue to help pay-forward this amazing place we call home.
The initial RBCA team
The RBCA team - November 2007
Front: Russ Maddox, Mark Luttrell, Ami Wright (with Elke) Paul Forman, Tim Johnson, Matt Gray.
Second row: John Eavis, Jacqueline Ramsay, Meg Hahr.
Third row: Caroline Jezierski, Jess Ryan, Rebekah Riley