Tangirnaq Native Village, 3449 Rezanof Drive East, Kodiak, AK 99615, info@woodyisland.com, 1(907) 486-9872

Council & Staff

Gwen Sargent

President

Gwen Sargent was born and raised in Kodiak, Alaska.  She is the daughter of Walter Sargent, Jr. and the late Metha Hansen, and the granddaughter of the late Jennie Heitman and Walter Sargent, Sr.  She has one son, Josh, and a granddaughter Kaleeah. Gwen is the Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation Administrator for the Kodiak Area Native Association and makes Kodiak her home. 

 

Gwen has served on the Woody Island Tribal Council since 2012. She supports the Council in exploring the possibilities of expanding current programs and services to our members, and looks forward to continuing to serve on the Council.

Margaret Roberts

Vice-President

Margaret Roberts is the daughter of Ronald Fadaoff and Martha Dunlap (Patarochin) of Woody Island. Margaret was born and raised in Kodiak where she has lived all her life and continues to this day. She has been married to Gary Roberts for 45 years; together they have 4 children, 8 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren.

 

Margaret has been serving on the Woody Island Tribal Council since 2001. She currently serves on the History committee, Housing committee and Scholarship committee for the tribe.

 

She has enjoyed working for and with the council and continues to look forward to the improvement of our tribe and the programs for our members.​

Chrislyn Hoen

Secretary / Treasurer

Chrislyn Hoen is the daughter of Cy and Tina Hoen, the granddaughter of Natalie and Kelly Simeonoff, and great granddaughter of Ella and Mike Chabitnoy. She has 2 children; Harlen Trosvig, a licensed charter captain and commercial fisherman and Myla Woodley, a freshman soon to be sophomore of high school, dancer, artist, and musician. She resides in Kodiak where she continues to be a licensed hair dresser after 28 years.

 

Chrislyn is very happy with the councils continued progress. She sees fruition of Margaret’s, fellow council members, dreams of getting trails and historical points recognized and accessible on Woody Island. This is her second three year term sitting on the council.

 

Chrislyn looks forward to continuing to serve on the council in the future.

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Debra Lukin

Council Member

Debra (“Debbie”) Lukin was born and raised in Kodiak, Alaska.  She is the daughter of Teshia (Shuravloff) Harris.  Debbie is married to Allen Lukin and they have five children and six grandchildren.

 

Debbie was elected to serve on the Council in April 2001. She was employed with Koniag, Inc. from 1983 until April 1, 2014 when she retired. Debbie’s positions in more recent years with Koniag included:  April 2010 to April 2014 – Sr. Vice President, Corporate & Shareholder Services, Koniag, Inc. and April 2009 to April 2010 – Vice Present Corporate & Shareholder Services, Koniag Development Corporation.  She is currently self-employed as a consultant. 

Debbie also serves on the Leisnoi, Inc. Board of Directors and currently serves as the Chair of the Leisnoi Board.

Debbie graduated from Kodiak High School in 1976.  She and her husband reside in Anchorage, Alaska. 

Andy Teuber

Council Member

Andy Teuber is an enrolled member of Tangirnaq Native Village (TNV) and has served on the TNV Tribal Council for many years.  In addition to his service on the Council, Andy Teuber is President and CEO of the Kodiak Area Native Association (KANA).  Mr. Teuber also fills the role of President for the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and Chairman for the ANTHC Board of Directors.

 

Mr. Teuber has served as ANTHC’s president and chairman of the board since 2008 and as president and CEO of KANA since 2006. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Washington and operates Kodiak Helicopters, LLC in Kodiak. He is active in the community and serves on many boards, including the University of Alaska Board of Regents; Alaska Federation of Natives; Alaska Community Foundation; Alaska Airlines Community Advisory Board; and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary’s Advisory Committee.

Germaine Salmine

Council Member

 

Germaine Salmine is the great granddaughter of Charles Madsen and Alexandria Chernoff. Germaine was born on Kodiak Island but spent the majority of her childhood in the lower 48. She has always shown great interest in in her family history and cultural background, which in turn has shaped her career. Germaine received her Bachelor of Arts degree in American Indian Studies and a minor in Education, Learning, & Society from the University of Washington.

In 2016, Germaine relocated back to Alaska and currently manages and administers student recruitment and retention programs including alumni, mentorship and student networking for the Koniag Education Foundation. She also works on project coordination for the Community Mentorship Project (CMP) awarded by the Department of Education ANEP Grant. Prior to joining KEF, Germaine worked in a variety of community based organizations and has over 4 years of experience in the non-profit sector. She is an enrolled member of the Tangirnaq Native Village, Lesnoi, Inc. Shareholder and Koniag, Inc. Shareholder. Germaine enjoys the outdoors, spending time with her family and friends and traveling.

Gordon Pullar, Jr.

Council Member

Gordon Pullar, Jr. was born in Kodiak and grew up in Anchorage, Alaska. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Rural Development from the University of Alaska Fairbanks; and an undergraduate degree from Florida State University in Political Science. His grandmother, Olga Rossing, was the first Woody Island high school graduate and the first in his family to attend college. His father, Gordon, Sr., is the former President of Tangirnaq Native Village.

 

Gordon is currently the President of Kadiak, LLC (a Koniag, Inc. subsidiary) and Director of Business Operations for Koniag, Inc. He has been with the company since 2010. 

 

In addition to the Woody Island Tribal Council, Gordon currently serves on the Boards of Leisnoi, Inc., the Alutiiq Heritage Foundation, and the Koniag Education Foundation.  He is a recent recipient of the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development Top Forty Under 40 Award which recognizes young leaders in business and government from across Indian Country.

 

Gordon currently resides in Anchorage, Alaska and has served on the Council since 2014.

Staff

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Mike Pfeffer

Chief Operating Officer

Samuel Booch

Tribal Operations

Tyler Kornelis

Project Coordinator​