Dj found a home at VOA Alaska in 2020 after an assortment of life experiences, including retail, remote kitchen work, warehousing, telemarketing, environmental campaigning, and four years of military service. A desire to serve the state he loves doing work he loves led him to pursuing a communications career in non-profits. As the Director of Communications, Dj uses his creative passion and personal connection to the VOA Alaska mission to tell the story of the agency and connect with our community through video, photography, graphic design, web design, and writing. Having experienced his own life-altering mental health challenges, Dj knows how essential accessible and supportive care is to achieve one’s full potential.
Dj has a Bachelors in Psychology from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and he earned a Professional Digital Marketing Certificate in 2022.
Outside of work, you’ll find Dj singing to the bears in Chugach State Park, taking photos on mountaintops, dodging moose on the Kincaid single track trails, displaying top-notch avalanche awareness on his cross-country skis, and watching Netflix with his three-legged cat, Byrne.