Our Educators & Staff

FNP nutrition educators listed alphabetically


Abel, Rita



Extension Tok Service Center

West 1st St
Tok, AK 99780

Rita Abel works as a nutrition educator in Tok and surrounding villages.

Kat Anderson

Anderson, Katherine



Extension Anchorage District Office

1840 Bragaw St, Suite 100
Anchorage, AK 99508

Kat Anderson is a life-long Alaskan who joined the Cooperative Extension in Anchorage as a Nutrition Educator in 2012. She has strong personal interest in nutrition and food budgeting. Kat enjoys sharing how to eat well on a limited income with adults and seniors in the community.

Sharon Chakuchin

Chakuchin, Sharon



907-543-4552 FAX

Extension Yukon-Kuskowkim District Office
PO Box 368
Bethel, AK 99559

Sharon Chakuchin is a life-long Alaskan who has lived in Fairbanks and various villages in the Lower Kuskokwim region.   Since graduating from UAF with a degree in Social Work, and Alaska teacher certification, she has been involved with educating parents and children.  A former EFNP participant, she has been endeavoring to make nutritious meals within a budget for her four children, and often others. She has just moved to Bethel, with her family, and is excited to join the FNP team of educators.

Sharon says, "Enjoying the Taste of Eating Right means being amazed even my "picky eater" will eat 100% whole grain cereal happily with no added sugar, just sliced bananas!

Knowing that my health-conscience daughters will make low-fat & whole grain choices because they've re-trained their taste buds!"

Adair Harman

Harman, Adair



Extension Mat-Su/Copper River District Office

1509 S. Georgeson Drive
Palmer, AK 99645

Adair Harman joined the Cooperative Extension Service in 2017. Adair is a lifelong Alaskan and has lived in the Mat-Su valley since 2003. As a former recipient of the WIC program, Adair took on eating healthy on a budget as a challenge. She enjoys finding new creative ways to stretch every dollar while feeding her family a balanced diet. Since joining the Cooperative Extension she has enjoyed sharing these same strategies with others. Adair lives in Palmer with her family where they enjoy camping and hiking in their spare time.

Reina Hasting

Hasting, Reina

907-474-6885 FAX
PO Box 765180
1751 Tanana Loop E
Fairbanks, AK 99775-6180

Reina Hasting joined Cooperative Extension Service Family Nutrition Program in 2014. Prior to that she worked for the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District since 2003. Reina speaks fluent Spanish. She was born in Fairbanks but spent most of her elementary school years in Mexico. Reina has always found nutrition and physical activity to be an important part of her life in order to have good health and feel happy. Her hobbies consist of teaching a 6:30 am Zumba Fitness class at UAF to start her day and learning more about anything that catches her interest. She also enjoys adventure, being a wife, mom and grandma. Reina enjoys working with the community and always hopes to make a positive impact in everything she does.

amorette payment

Payment, Amorette



907-262-3939 (FAX)

Extension Kenai Peninsula District Office
43961 K-Beach Road Suite A
Soldotna, AK 99669

Amorette Payment is a lifelong Alaskan who has been involved with Cooperative Extension Service for many years, first as a 4-H youth member and later as an adult leader.
Always passionate about eating healthfully, Amorette has found that nutrition is a wonderful way to nurture her family and friends. Developing a cooking strategy that involves planning for leftovers and turning them into a "new" meal for her busy family is one of her favorite tricks for eating well. She laughingly refers to these revitalized leftovers as "deja-food!"
In her spare time, Amorette enjoys horseback riding, walking her dogs, and spending time with her family, which often includes cheering on her two children at sporting events.

Adrian Kohrt

State Program Coordinator

Kohrt, Adrian



907-474-5139 FAX

PO Box 765180
1751 Tanana Loop E
Fairbanks, AK 99775-6180

Christine Clendenin, Temporary Technical Assistant



PO Box 765180
1751 Tanana Loop E
Fairbanks, AK 99775-6180

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