Meet the Board
Alumni Association Board of Directors
Cassidy Davis, B.A. ’10, is a graduate from the Department of Journalism and Communications. With both agency and corporate experience, Cassidy currently oversees brand communications for Conrac Solutions and is located in Seattle. When not working, she enjoys the Pacific Northwest outdoors and doing freelance graphic design. She also serves as scholarship chair for the Public Relations Society of America Puget Sound Chapter and served two years on the advisory board for UAA's Alumni Spirit magazine.
Charles Gunther, B.A. ’91, also holds a law degree from Willamette University College of Law. He is the founder of Gunther Family Law and has been practicing as a family law attorney in Anchorage since 1994. Charles is married and the father of two wonderful children.
Crystal Enkvist, B.A. ’93, M.P.A. ’13, is executive director and executive vice president at Alaska Power Association and ARECA Insurance Exchange. She lives in Anchorage with her husband Urban Enkvist, B.B.A. ’94, M.B.A. ’96, and their daughter.
Drew Cason, B.A. ’13, B.S. ’13, is currently serving as deputy press secretary for the Alaska House Majority Coalition.
He served as project manager with Denali Daniels Associates and is a lifelong Alaskan.
Katie Bender, M.P.A. ’10, is the community and public relations manager at Northrim Bank. She lives in Anchorage and enjoys supporting the College of Business and Public Policy’s Leadership Fellows and Leadership Fellows Junior Academy, as well as Seawolf Athletics.
Lea Bouton, M.A.T. ’10, is a science and engineering teacher at Dimond High School, as well as president
of the UAA Alumni Association. She enjoys attending UAA athletic events with her family
and watching former Dimond students compete for the Seawolves.
Mark Skolnick, B.S. ’01, is a pilot, turned lawyer and is now pursuing both careers. He is first officer
with Alaska Airlines-Virgin America and practices law in Anchorage. He was a flight
instructor and adjunct professor at UAA for nearly eight years. In addition to UAA,
he graduated from UCLA School of Law in 2007.
Megan Moore, B.A.’08, serves as vice president of the UAA Alumni Association. She is director of marketing and communications for NANA Management Services and owns and operates RenderWell, a communications consultancy. She and her husband, Bobby, enjoy traveling throughout Alaska and beyond and spend most of their time enabling their 12-pound senior dog, Dexter.
Stacey Lucason, B.A. ’17, was student body president of USUAA and served as a regent on UA’s board of regents
while attending UAA. She is a recipient of the MLK Jr. Student Achievement Award.
Following graduation, she was a program assistant at the CIRI Foundation. Stacey
and her husband are active in the Anchorage community.
Tim Gravel, B.B.A. ’90, is co-owner of Kaladi Brothers Coffee, which has won many accolades such as the
Anchorage Chamber Gold Pan for Business Excellence and numerous top Press Picks from
the Anchorage Press’ annual best-of listings. He was also an Alumni of Distinction
award recipient in 2017. Tim and his three children enjoy motocross, mountain biking,
hunting and fishing. Tim’s oldest son attends UAA.
Tanya Pont is director of alumni engagement at UAA and executive director of UAA's Alumni Association.
Jonathon Taylor, B.A. '16, is a political science graduate with minors in journalism, communication and economics. He was born and raised in Anchorage and during his time at UAA, served terms as Club Council chair, speaker of the USUAA Assembly and Student Body president while also traveling nationally and internationally as a member of the Seawolf Debate Team. Jonathon worked in Alaska's tourism industry before spending two-and-a-half years as deputy press secretary and communications strategist for Alaska Governor Bill Walker, and communications director for the Alaska Department of Public Safety. Today, he works as an account manager for Yuit Communications. A classically-trained pianist, Jonathon enjoys writing and arranging music, reading and researching in his spare time.
Jessica Jacobsen, B.A. ’13, is a construction management alumna and project manager professionally. She is currently
working toward her master's degree in project management, with a projected graduation
date of December 2019. Jessica likes to stay active in her community and holds a seat
as a vice president and as a founding member of the board of directors for a small
nonprofit, Katie's Handprint, helping families impacted by pediatric cancers. In her
free time, she enjoys riding on her motorcycle, cycling or hiking in the mountains,
and entertaining friends.
Jessica Horwatt, B.B.A. '97, is an information technology alumna. She has been a residential realtor since 2000
and is currently affiliated with Herrington & Company, LLC. Jessica is active in the
Anchorage Chamber of Commerce and volunteers for the Alaska American Cancer Society.
Jessica loves living in Anchorage and showing new residents all that our city has
to offer. She has two young adult children and enjoys spending time outside.