Dj found a home at VOA Alaska in 2020 after an assortment of life experiences, including retail, remote kitchen work, warehousing, telemarketing, environmental campaigning, a psychology degree, 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 Digital Engagement Manager, Dj uses his creative passion and personal connection to the VOA Alaska mission to tell the story of the agency and its impact through video, photography, graphic 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.
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 trying (and failing) to not get sucked into starting another sci-fi or fantasy TV show.