8585 Old Dairy Road, Suite 201 Juneau, Alaska 99801

Corporate Staff

Management

THOMAS WILBUR

PRESIDENT & CEO

Thomas Wilbur began serving as President & CEO of Kootznoowoo, Inc. in March 2023.  He is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day functions of the corporation including all business operations, and developing policies, procedures, and programs to strengthen and enhance Kootznoowoo, Inc.

Prior to joining Kootznoowoo, Mr. Wilbur served as CEO of 7th Legacy, LLC., a Traverse City, Michigan based professional services firm. He is also an adjunct professor of organizational leadership at Concordia University’s School of Business Administration. Earlier in his career, he served in the U.S. Army as an Airborne-Ranger Infantry Officer (Captain) and later as an Aide-de-Camp for a General Officer. Mr. Wilbur is an enrolled citizen of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin.

Mr. Wilbur holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Washington and a Master of Science from Grand Canyon University where he is also currently in the dissertation phase of a doctoral degree in Organizational Leadership with an emphasis in Organizational Development. He is also a graduate of Dartmouth College, the Tuck School of Business Executive Education program.

Ralph “Chico” Bierely

K-Plaza Building Maintenance Manager

Chico serves as a jack-of-all-trades for the corporation. His main responsibility is overseeing the maintenance and upkeep of the K-Plaza building. However, he provides additional support when needed on a variety of projects. He is based in Juneau.

Rebecca DeJean

Office & Human Resources Administrator

Rebecca joined Kootznoowoo in 2023 after relocating to Juneau from the Lower 48. In addition to overseeing the corporate office’s administrative operation’s needs, she also manages Kootznoowoo’s human resource functions.

Rocky Estrada

Angoon Maintenance

Rocky has been a longtime employee of Kootznoowoo, providing maintenance support at the corporation’s Angoon facility. Recently, Rocky and his Angoon-based crew also completed the ANB Hall/Teen Center and Artist’s Workshop renovations.

J. Keith Green

Director of Finance

Keith joined the corporation in early November. In his role, Keith is the corporation’s senior financial manager, responsible for overseeing the corporation’s finances. In addition to his role at Kootznoowoo, he also serves as the Pastor of the Glacier Valley Church of God in Juneau.

Martha Henniger

Shareholder Relations Manager

Martha has served Kootznoowoo in a variety of positions throughout the years. In 2023, she came out of retirement to work for the corporation. In her current role, she is responsible for managing all shareholder records, assisting shareholders with their questions and requests, and providing project support as needed.

Edwell John, Jr.

Business Analyst

Edwell joined the corporation after serving on the Board. In this role, Edwell works closely with the Executive Team on business initiatives. He is responsible for analyzing business metrics, developing improvement plans, and looking at the risks, finances, and profitability of business opportunities.

Susettna King

Finance / Shareholder Administrator

Susettna has served in a variety of roles with the corporation including previously as Office Manager and on the Board of Directors. In 2022, Susettna returned to Kootznoowoo as the Finance/Shareholder Administrator where she is responsible for managing the accounts payable and receivables.

Jon Wunrow

Executive Director of Tourism & Natural Resources

In March 2023, Jon began serving in his current position at Kootznoowoo. In this role, he is working on projects that focus on the protection and stewardship of Mitchell Bay and Cube Cove, the Thayer Creek Hydro Project, the Artist’s Workshop, and expanding Pack Creek Tours and cultural tourism opportunities in Angoon.