Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Candy Behrends

Originally from Washington State, Candy moved to Juneau in 1982 after marrying her husband Dick, a lifelong Juneau resident. She is a graduate of Western Washington University with a BA in Home Economics. With continuing interests in sewing, cooking, painting and woodworking, that remains a natural fit. Candy and her husband formed Behrends Mechanical in 1994 and continue to run that business together.They were much honored to be recognized as the Juneau Community Foundation’s 2016 Philanthropic Business of the Year.

She is an active member and past president of the Juneau Gastineau Rotary Club and served three years as the Assistant Governor for Rotary District 5010. She served for 6 years on the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council, ending her term serving two years as the board president.She is a proud member of the Juneau community and has a keen interest in helping it remain a vibrant community to retire to and for her grandchildren to grow up in.


Bob Bartholomew

Robert “Bob” Bartholomew – Bob has been the Finance Director for the City and Borough of Juneau (CBJ) since June 2012 and has over 30 years of finance and management experience. He is a graduate of San Diego State University with a degree in Business Administration – emphasis in accounting.

Bob began his career in the private sector in Anchorage, as a CPA with a national accounting firm. From there, he moved to Juneau for senior management roles with the Department of Transportation & Public Facilities, Department of Revenue, and the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation. Bob’s positions as the Alaska Permanent Fund’s Chief Operating Officer and CBJ Finance Director has provided him significant experience in investment: governance, compliance, asset allocation, risk management, performance monitoring, cash management & project debt financing.

Bob was a volunteer firefighter/medic with local fire department for 12 years


Eric Kueffner

Eric Kueffner is a retired attorney. He spent his entire thirty year career in Juneau with the firm of Faulker Banfield, working on commercial, corporate, and business law and litigation. He also practiced in the areas of employment law, native corporation law, probate and probate litigation, public utilities, and real estate. Eric has represented Native corporations, public utilities, and executors of small and large estates. Much of his work involved advising directors and officers on their fiduciary and legal responsibilities. He has represented numerous private firms on a regular basis, involving both business law and business litigation. Eric is the past president of the Juneau Bar Association and the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council. He served for nine years on the Docks and Harbor Board for the City and Borough of Juneau, including three years as the Chair of its Finance Committee.


Sandro Lane

Born in Milan, Italy in 1952, Sandro was raised in a multicultural environment, dividing his time between a family wine and olive farm in Tuscany and school in California. Upon graduating from UC Berkeley, where he obtained a bachelor’s in marine biology, he drove to Alaska in the spring of 1978 and spent the summer commercial fishing in Southeast.  That fall, he took a position as a research assistant in the School of Fisheries at the University of Alaska, and a few years later received a master’s in Fisheries Science, specializing in Salmon Genetics.

In 1982, Sandro launched a European style cold smoked salmon business, Taku Smokeries. As the business grew, Sandro became keenly aware of the nearly 4 million pounds of seafood processing discards generated by Taku Smokeries and their impact on the marine environment. So in January of 2003, after selling his business, Sandro started his a biotech company, Alaska Protein Recovery, LLC, to create nutritionally viable products for human consumption from the discards. In 2012, Lane sold his second company to Trident Seafoods, and worked as the executive director of Trident Seafood’s newly formed nutritional supplement division until he retired at the end of 2015.

Since retiring, Sandro has enjoyed spending time with his family and is excited to have time to dedicate to the Juneau Community Foundation where he hopes to make a lasting impact and contribution.In May of 2016, he was awarded an honorary Doctorate Degree by the University of Alaska, Southeast for his contributions to the Juneau community, the State of Alaska, and the commercial fishing industry which is so near to his heart.


Geoff Larson

Geoff is a Chemical Engineer having worked in R&D as a Development Engineer, then as a Process Engineer in a gold mine when he moved to Alaska in 1982 before starting his small business in 1985. Geoff Larson and his wife Marcy are now celebrating the 25th anniversary of their Juneau-based brewery. Alaskan Brewing has been nationally recognized for its innovative practices which have pioneered and demonstrated more sustainable ways of brewing. Many of Alaskan’s Award winning beers are brewed with the flavors and history of coastal Alaska. The brewery’s flagship recipe for Alaskan Amber is based on a recipe pieced together from shipping and newspaper records from a Gold Rush-era brewery in Juneau. Geoff is a published author, an internationally recognized beer judge and is a member of the Search and Rescue community as a K-9 dog handler in SEADOGS. He is presently serving as a board member on the Juneau Water and Waste Water Advisory Committee, Douglas –Dornan Foundation Fund, SEADOGS and the Juneau Community Foundation.


Amanda Mallott, Secretary 

Mandy Mallott was born and raised in Juneau. After attending college and living in the San Francisco Bay Area for nearly 15 years, Mandy, along with husband Anthony, is grateful and happy to be home in Juneau, raising their three children. She graduated from Santa Clara University with a B.S. in Civil Engineering. She was a senior manager focused on strategicprocess improvement for Accenture, a global management and technology consulting firm, where she worked for over 10 years.

Mandy is a current board member of the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council, participates on the Juneau School District’s Indian Studies Parent Advisory Board, volunteers as a Community Cafe parent leader for Alaska Children’s Trust, is a past board member of Auke Bay Cooperative Preschool, and enjoys participating in her children’s classrooms and advocating for arts & place-based culture studies.


Mike McKrill, President

Mike McKrill has been a Juneau resident since 1978. He graduated from Oregon Health Sciences University with a dental degree in 1970. He owned and operated a dental practice in Juneau until 2008 and is now retired. He is active in the community having served on the board of the Southeast Alaska Council of the Boy Scouts and on the Trail Mix board of directors in addition to the Juneau Community Foundation board. He has also served in several capacities for Southeast Roadrunners, Juneau Dental Society, and Alaska Dental Society.

In retirement he currently enjoys woodturning, fishing, photography, and running. He and Lisa are extremely happy that both their children have chosen to make Juneau their home and they have one grandson.


Marjorie Menzi

Marjorie Menzi is a retired educator. She earned her M.A. in American History from Columbia University and served for 15 years as the Social Studies Specialist for the AK Department of Education. She also worked as Program Director for the AK Close-Up Program, Legislative Aide for the House Community & Regional Affairs Committee, and for Lt. Governor Fran Ulmer. She also served as a Program Director for the AK Humanities Forum developing an on- line “AK History & Cultural Studies” course for Alaska’s high school students.

Marjorie enjoys working toward worthwhile goals with others and has served on the boards of the League of Women Voters of Alaska, Juneau Planning Commission, League of Women Voters of Juneau (President), Catholic Community Services, and Friends of the AK State Library, Archives & Museum (President). She is involved in P.E.O. Ch. G and currently serves on the Capital Campaign for the NEW JACC. She believes that in order to maintain Juneau as the state’s capital, our young people must know what it means to live in a capital and, for the past five years, has volunteered with the League of Women Voters to organize “Capital Students—Capitol Visits,” annually bringing all of Juneau’s 8th grade students to the Capitol to learn about their government.

Marjorie raised her five (Gorsuch) children and two stepchildren and she and her husband, Bill Heumann, have twelve grandchildren. When she isn’t in Juneau, she can be found visiting children and grandchildren or on “Second Wind.” Over the past 15 years, between work responsibilities and the deep blue seas, she and Bill have circumnavigated on their sailboat.

She looks forward to working with the Foundation to help maintain the quality of life we enjoy in Juneau for future generations.


John Pugh, Vice President

John Pugh is the retired Chancellor of the University of Alaska Southeast, where he worked for 26 years. He also spent 15 years working in health and social services, which culminated in his appointment by Governor Bill Sheffield as Commissioner of the department. John served on numerous local and state boards and commissions throughout his career. He was a founding board member of the Mental Health Trust and served on the board for 11 years including three as Chair. He also served 19 years as a Director on the University of Alaska Foundation. He recently helped with the start-up of the Juneau Park Foundation and serves as Vice Chair of the board. John and his wife, Margaret, moved to Juneau in 1978 from Anchorage. They raised two children in Juneau and enjoy spending time with their four granddaughters.


George Reifenstein

George Reifenstein came to Juneau in 1969 and spent his summers working on the Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) while pursuing a degree in Political Science from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University. Graduating in 1972, he settled in Juneau with his wife, Deb, and spent most of his working career with the AMHS and Goldbelt, Inc. Prior to his retirement in 2011 he was the General Manager at the Mount Roberts Tramway for 10 years and had also worked at various times as a field technician for the Alaska Department of Fish & Game and as a licensed hunting guide. He has spent 46 years as a volunteer first responder with Capitol City Fire & Rescue, was a Boy Scout leader, served on the board of the Southeast Alaska Council and continues to serve as an advisor to the Great Alaska Council.He is past Chair and continues to serve on the board of Capitol Community Broadcasting, Inc. (KTOO), KTOO Legacy Foundation and the Healing Hand Foundation. George was honored to receive the Juneau Chamber of Commerce Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015. His Tlingit name is Shaayeegán; he is a Kiks.adi of the Gagaan Hit (Sun House).


Rick Shattuck

Rick Shattuck is a 4th generation resident of Juneau. Born and raised here, and a graduate of Juneau Douglas High School, Rick continued his education at the University of Oregon and Arizona State University, earning a Bachelors degree in marketing in 1990. Rick is a partner and commercial insurance broker at the insurance firm of Shattuck & Grummett, a company started by his family in 1898. He has been a licensed insurance professional since 1989, and earned the  Certified Insurance Counselor designation in 1990 while working as an underwriter for Great American Insurance Company. Rick is also the current president of Develop Juneau, Inc., a company formed to serve the housing needs of legislators.

Rick married his wife Kelly in 1997, and they have one son, Ryan. Rick enjoys skiing, boating, fishing, traveling, and spending time with this family.


Thyes Shaub

Thyes Shaub moved to Alaska in 1975 with her husband Rusty. She graduated from Washington State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Chemistry. Thyes was a science and math teacher in Washington and Alaska for 5 years. She moved to Juneau in 1985 to work as a Director in the Department of Commerce and Economic Development. In 1988 she became a Government Affairs Consultant and lobbyist representing Alaska business interests until retiring in 2012. She and her husband Rusty were partners in the flightseeing business, Wings Airways, from 2001 to 2019.

Thyes served on the Southeast Alaska Board for 14 years primarily as their Fundraising Chair. Her current jewelry business stemmed from creating jewelry items for charity auctions. She is a member of the Juneau Artists Gallery.

Thyes and Rusty have two children, Colleen McCowan and Scott Shaub and grandchildren Madeline and Henry McCowan.


Reed Stoops

Reed Stoops is a lobbyist representing Alaska business interests and a private land developer. He was formerly Chairman of the Juneau Planning Commission and is serving or has served on several local nonprofit boards including the Hospice Foundation, Juneau Soccer Club, and the Southeast Alaska Land Trust. Reed is one of the initial members of a group of Juneau residents who conceived of and initiated the Juneau Community Foundation and is serving as its first board president. Reed has been a Juneau resident since 1971 and enjoys running and biking in Juneau’s unique and beautiful environment. Reed is married to Betsy Brenneman and has a son, Daniel.