Contact Us

District personnel include:

Bob Gorman, Natural Resource and Community Development faculty based in Sitka. Bob works with forest resources including residential wood heating, rural development, home horticulture, pest management, and mining/mineral development. He also serves as faculty chair of the CES Natural Resources & Community Development Program.

You can contact Bob at 907-747-9413, 907-747-7758 fax, or mail correspondence to 1332 Seward Avenue, Sitka, AK 99835.

Our Administrative Assistant postiion is held by Jasmine Shaw. She can be reached by phone or e-mail, 907-747-9440 and

Karen Petersen is ourprofessional staff based in Thorne Bay. Karen does get to drive on Prince of Wales Island's extensive road system. Karen works with wood biomass, small business development, and rural tourism. She received her Master's from UAF Department of Alaska Native Studies and Rural Development (DANSRD) almost entirely by distance education. Besides local duties, Karen provides staff support to the Alaska Wood Energy Development Task Group (AWEDTG) in cooperation with Alaska Energy Authority (AEA).

You can contact Karen by phone at 907-828-3207, fax 907-828-8234 or by e-mail at

Correspondence can also be mailed to P.O. Box 19190, Thorne Bay, AK 99919

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