Sitnasuak’s 2014 Summer Interns
Sitnasuak would like to introduce our 2014 summer interns; Madelyn Alvanna-Stimple, Tyler Eide, and Christian Leckband. In 2012 Sitnasuak partnered with First Alaskans Institute’s Summer Internship Program to foster the professional development of our young shareholders and descendants.
Madelyn is from Nome, Alaska and is the daughter of Berndette Alvanna-Stimpfle and Jim Stimpfle. Her maternal grandparents were the late Magdaline and Paul Omiak. Madelyn’s siblings are Megan and Ian Alvanna-Stimpfle.
After graduating from high school in 2009, Madelyn attended the Rural Alaska Honors Institute in Fairbanks, Alaska. She spent two semesters studying at Windward Community College in Hawaii prior to returning to the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA). In December Madelyn will graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education with a Minor in Alaska Native Studies from UAA.
This summer while interning in the Nome office, Madelyn is interested in learning, “how [Sitnasuak] Native Corporation works and what the corporation does for shareholders.” Outside of work Madelyn enjoys berry picking, boating, reading, dancing, and going to school and learning.
Tyler is also from Nome and a recent graduate of Nome-Beltz High School. Tyler’s parents are Nellie and Jerry Eide. His siblings are Clarissa, Cori, and Reed Eide.
Tyler’s future endeavors include; attaining a degree in Law Enforcement and becoming a state trooper. This fall Tyler will attend school at Walla Walla Community College in Walla Walla, Washington. Interning for Sitnasuak in the Nome office, “will be a good step for my future … I am getting great work experience,” said Tyler. In his free time, Tyler enjoys fishing, camping, playing basketball, and riding four wheelers.
Christian was born in Fairbanks, Alaska, however he spent most of his childhood in Nome. His parents are Diane “Oupa” Warkne and George Leckband. Christian has three sisters; Crystal, Stephanie, and Sara, and has three brothers; David, Lucas, and Samuel.
Christian graduated from Nome-Beltz High School in 2011 and is currently attending UAA. He plans to graduate with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Management as well as a degree in Marketing in 2016.
After graduation, Christian would like to travel before starting a career. “Sitnasuak is the perfect fit for me; especially because of the degrees that I am pursuing at UAA, [being an intern] will give me valuable experience in the business world,” said Christian. Christian is an intern in the Anchorage office. Outside of school and work, Christian fills his free time playing sports (prominently basketball), hiking, fishing, and spending time with his friends and family.
Madelyn, Tyler, and Christian are Sitnasuak Native Corporation shareholders. Madelyn and Christian are current scholarship recipients from the Sitnasuak Foundation. Tyler is on track to receive scholarships from the Sitnasuak Foundation when he begins college this fall.