I started off in Oregon – although my grandma & most of my aunts & uncles lived in Seward. My family used to go to Seward during the summers & visit. My parents were loggers & owned their own logging business, however, they called it quits and moved up to Alaska when I was in middle school.
Tatiana BarracloughBased in St. Paul, AK
Employed by Aleutian Islands Pribilof Islands Association
“I was raised and grew up in Atka, out on the Aleutians and the Pribilof islands. My mother was a Community Health Aide, so she travelled a lot. Usually, I travelled with her when she moved from different communities. It is very difficult and expensive to travel out in the Aleutians, so many people choose to wait until a dentist decides to fly out before they get treatment. Most people cannot afford to pay for treatment from the two private dentists who live there — there are no IHS dentists. To be able to go home and provide basic care all the time is great. I am able able to help people before they need emergency treatment.”