Staff and board intro.
Sally Andersen

Sally Andersen

Interim Executive Director

Sally Andersen was recently hired as interim Executive Director for HEDC. She is a ten year resident of Haines and a lifelong resident of Alaska. She has a Master of Science from the University of Vermont and the majority of her career has been as a field biologist and owner of a wilderness guide service based in Fairbanks. She has served on the Boards of several non-profit organizations in Haines and is excited to learn more about the business community and help promote economic development in the Chilkat Valley.

Chip Lende

Board Treasurer

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Greg Schlachter

Board President

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Sean Gaffney

Sean Gaffney

Board Member

Sean has been involved in building businesses and economic development in the upper Lynn Canal for thirty years. He is a founding member of the Haines Economic Development Corporation. When he is not in his office or volunteering in the community you can find him with friends playing outside in this beautiful place we call home!

Sue Chasen

Board VP

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Darsie Culbeck

Darsie Culbeck

Board Member

Darsie has lived in Haines for 30 years and has experience working in local government, adventure tourism and mineral exploration. He is passionate about community development and believes that Haines has all the necessary assets to create a thriving, vibrant economy.

Jessica Edwards

Board Secretary

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Scott Hansen

Board Member