Faculty & Staff Directory
- Dr. Anne Bridges
Dr. Anne Bridges, joined UAA in 2000. Her five degrees were earned at universities in Great Britain and are in nutrition, dietetics, food science & education. Anne Bridges has extensive teaching experience on both sides of the Atlantic and currently teaches courses in Nutrition; Sanitation: The Hospitality Industry: Careers, Trends & Practices; Foodservice Internship: and Current Topics in Food & Hospitality.
- Riza Brown
Riza Brown holds an AAS in Culinary Arts and a BA in Journalism from UAA. Upon graduation, Professor Brown started a catering company (currently still in operation), which is invaluable experience for her Catering Management class. Her professional experience also includes working in restaurants for over 20 years in every capacity possible and food writing and restaurant reviewing for the Anchorage Daily News, F Magazine, 61 Degrees North and various other publications. Besides Catering Management, Professor Brown teaches Quantity Purchasing, Hospitality Concept and Design, Beverage Management, Hospitality and various culinary workshops. She is a faculty advisor for the Culinary Club and is an advocate for community through culinary togetherness.
Chef Naomi Everett,
Interim Chair, Advisor, Associate Professor
Chef Naomi Everett is an alumna of the University of Alaska with an MS in Career & Technical Education, BA in Hospitality and Restaurant Management, and an AAS in Culinary Arts. She has enjoyed a diverse career in the culinary arts and hospitality field over the last 20 years in the state of Alaska and beyond, working as an executive chef, restaurant manager, caterer, remote camp cook, international liaison, consultant, nonprofit volunteer, and professor. She considers her position as the Interim Chair of The division a unique honor and a privilege in which to serve her community.
- Dr. Amy Green
Dr. Amy Green
Dr. Amy Green joined the program in 2005. She has managed hotels and restaurants in New Orleans, South Florida and San Francisco. Dr. Green has a bachelor’s degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from Northern Arizona University, a master’s degree in education from Alaska Pacific University and a doctorate degree in education from Walden University, with an emphasis in instructional technology. Dr. Green has taught a variety of courses including front of house dining room management, foodservice management, bar and beverage management, hospitality concept design and development, commercial food purchasing and hotel management. Dr. Green is also the coordinator for the American Culinary Federation accreditation efforts and assists with program service and fundraisers.
- Chef Kellie Puff
Chef Kellie Puff, CWPC
Chef Kellie Puff joined the program in 2018. She holds an AAS in Culinary Arts (2002) and a BA Hospitality and Restaurant Management (2013) from UAA. Chef has 10 years teaching experience from ASD’s King Tech Culinary Arts Program as well as many years working in restaurants around Anchorage. She is a member of the American Culinary Federation and holds a certification through them as a Certified Working Pastry Chef. She enjoys mentoring students for baking competitions and making delicious pastries for all to enjoy!
Student Success Coach
Whitney Flores is the Student Success Coach for Culinary Arts & Hospitality Administration. She is a UAA alumna, earning her Bachelor of Science in Environment and Society with a minor in Nutrition. She spent five years working in the Division of Social Sciences and comes to us with university knowledge and a passion for helping students succeed through their degree programs. She is a staff advisor for the Culinary Club and advocates for creating a sense of place through food. Whitney loves all things that are food related and is thrilled to be part of the team!
Sarah Rowley is the Program Assistant for Culinary Arts & Hospitality Administration. She started in October 2018 and has previously worked for UAA from 2002-2010. She enjoys baking, reading, and spending time with her kids.