Team Overview

Welcome to the AFS Alaska Area Team

Here, you can learn more about the AFS presence and activities that are going on through out Alaska.  Our team is a dedicated group of volunteers and a Team Development Specialist who all work together to further the AFS mission.  Take a look around and we encourage you to get involved!
– Christy Hedrick, Alaska Team Chair

Where are we Located?

Our Team has a split focus on two areas of the State:  Southeast Alaska (141 East Latitude) and Southcentral & Interior Alaska (141 West Latitude). Because of their geographic distances we often have coordinators in each area. Within each area we have volunteers and students in many Alaskan Communities.

How can you get Involved?

Getting involved is easy!  Simply contact Team Chair, Christy Hedrick, at [email protected]. She will give you all the details you need to become a volunteer with AFS Alaska! Or talk to an AFS volunteer in your community.

Area Team Leadership

Alaska Team Chair

Christy Hedrick


Treasurer Statewide

Suzanne Baker


Hosting Coordinators Statewide

Keith & Judy Kuipers


Support Coordinator Southeast & Area Team Support Coordinator for Alaska 141 East Latitude

Julia Smith


Support Coordinator Southcentral & Interior 141 West Latitude

Helen Armstrong


Liaison Coordinator

Nancy Edtl


Sending Coordinator (including Orientations) Statewide

Penny Brunsvold


Orientations Coordinator Southeast 141 East Latitude

Amelia Jenkins


Mat-Su Support Coordinator + Mat-Su Chair

Kirklin Kinney


Returnee Coordinator


Chapter Chair Kenai Area

Eileen Bryson


Chapter Chair Greater Anchorage Area

Petra Gibson


Staff Members

AFS STAFF: Team Development Specialist (TDS) for Alaska

Sara Huff
[email protected]
Cell phone (907) 360-9659
Direct Line: 646-381-3385


AFS STAFF: Participant Support Advisor for Pacific Area Teams

Alyssa Berusch
[email protected]
1-800-AFS-INFO ext.1904

New York

AFS Local & National Scholarships

Contact our Area Team

Contact the AFS USA Alaska Area Team by emailing [email protected]

Follow us on Facebook at AFS USA Alaska or email us to join the AFS Alaska Returnee Facebook Page

Calendar of Events


Alaska Team