Chugie was elected to the SNC Board of Directors in 2021. Chugie the daughter of Stanley and Valerie Sobocienski; and the granddaughter of Milton and Mary Adams and Helen (Castel) Stuart. She currently resides in Anchorage, with her husband Jeff Folk. She was born and raised in Nome, where she attended Nome Public Schools. Her childhood consisted of going to fish camp every summer to help put away our traditional foods, something that she still does as much as possible today so that she can share with Family and Elders who reside in Anchorage. After receiving a degree in the accounting field, she started working for Bering Straits Native Corporation as an Account Receivable Clerk and in her 22 years of employment she has worked her way up to an Accounting Manager.