Lonnie was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. He attended college at the University of Alaska Anchorage where he played on the men’s basketball team and obtained a Bachelors of Arts in Sociology. Over the course of his professional career, he’s worked in various roles for the State of Alaska within the Department of Health and Social Services. Lonnie is passionate about improving the overall health and safety of the Anchorage community and found an aligning passion within VOA’s mission, vision, and values. He joined the VOA Alaska team during the winter of 2019 as the Coalition Director and is looking forward to using his knowledge, skills, and abilities to address the substance misuse issues in Alaska. During his free time, Lonnie loves reading, traveling, staying active with his family, and coaching his daughter’s basketball team. He is a lover of food and dry humor.