BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Bob was born in Egegik when sailboats were still in use for salmon fishing. He graduated from MU with a BS in Engineering, worked for Chevron for 30 years in California, Alaska, Wyoming, and Kazakhstan; managing oil facilities and as a manager of Government & Public affairs. Bob has owned & operated 3 businesses, is a licensed pilot, and a Professional Engineer. After elected to the Becharof Board, he served as President for 9 years, and was instrumental in growing our investments and financial assets. He is also President of Becharof Historical Preservation Inc. When not travelling you can find him at his home in Kenai.
Adrian Furman is a former resident of Egegik, who currently lives in Anchorage, Alaska. Adrian graduated from Wasilla High School then completed his undergraduate studies at Stanford University. He subsequently obtained a medical doctorate from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine then completed a residency in pediatrics in New York City. Adrian is currently in partnership as a pediatrician at LaTouche Pediatrics, LLC.
Amanda Zharoff Roberts is a third generation fisherman from Egegik, AK. She attended the University of Alaska to become a professional pilot, and now flies Lear Jets for a Medivac company in Anchorage. Amanda has been expanding her leadership skills in the BBNC Training Without Walls Leadership program and will graduate January 2022. She is always learning new skills and planning her next project. Amanda spends her summers in Egegik captaining her vessel, visiting family, and rocking Xtra-Tuffs.
Jannelle was born and raised in Egegik.
Has worked in the airline industry for over 22 years.
Got into commercial fishing after retiring from PenAir.
Currently working for Alaska Airlines in King Salmon
and still continues to commercial fish in the summers.
Egegik will always be my home.
Sarah was born and raised in Egegik. Her parents are Joe and Teresa Capo, and her grandparents are Raymond and Virginia White.
She resides in King Salmon with her husband Jeff and their four children. Utilizing her education in Corporate Governance, Alaska Native Culture, and History, Sarah is dedicated to guiding the growth of Becharof Corporation and building a sustainable future for many generations to come.
Char was born and raised in the village of Egegik. She grew up commercial fishing with her family. Char worked as a travel consultant for 20+ years in the Kenai / Soldotna area. She has 2 grown children and enjoys sports fishing with her husband. She continues to commercial fish each summer with her family.
Anna Hoover lives for a challenge and is always planning her next adventure. She is a private pilot, a third-generation commercial fisher, founder of her own non-profit, an artist, a filmmaker, and a writer. Anna earned Master’s Degrees in Documentary Filmmaking and Native Art History; her films have been showcased nationally and internationally, and she has written four episodes of the award-winning PBS children’s animation show Molly of Denali. Egegik has been home every summer of her life.
Ivy is a 4th generation Egegik fisherman. She attended the University of Alaska Anchorage for a bachelors degree in History emphasizing on Alaskan Native History. She is a track and cross country 6x All American, sports fishing guide, taxidermist, commercial fisherman and fish skin crafter.
Derek Bennett grew up in Dillingham, spending childhood summers commercial fishing in Egegik. He graduated from Oregon State University with a degree in Business Management and has spent the past 15 years as Project Manager for material suppliers, construction companies, and nuclear power development. Derek is an alumnus of BBNC’s Training Without Walls program, and is currently working toward his Project Management Professional certification. When the sun is out you can find him in his garden or making homebrewed beer and wine.
OUR PEOPLE, OUR CULTURE,
To Provide sustainable development for the prosperity of the shareholders
PRESERVATION, PROSPERITY AND POINTING THE WAY TO THE FUTURE
The Tarupiat, “the people” of Egegik, live in the midst of an ancient crossroads of the Alaska Peninsula. Travelers representing many cultural traditions have passed throughout the Alaska Peninsula for nearly 9,000 years. Egegik’s ancestral culture was dramatically shaped by the Aleut/Alutiiq people of the Aleutian Islands, Yup’ik/Inupiaq people of the Yukon and Kuskokwim rivers and other people from in and outside Alaska.
Learn more about our history and culture.