Contact staff

The Marketing and Communications team is made up of some of the most creative and energetic staff you'll find on the Fairbanks campus, although, technically, we are not actually on the Fairbanks campus (see location below). That doesn't stop us from taking amazing photos of our university in action, designing top-notch websites, producing award-winning recruitment publications or writing fascinating stories about our students, faculty and staff. When we're not doing those things, you'll find us out and about in the Fairbanks community winning a local spelling bee competition, mushing in sled dog races, or eating a lot of Thai food.

Michelle Renfrew

Michelle Renfrew
director
907-474-5337
mmrenfrew@alaska.edu

 

Areas of expertise: branding, leadership, marketing, policy issues, public relations

Sharon Burke

Sharon Burke
assistant to the director and operations manager
907-474-7587
slburke@alaska.edu

 

Areas of expertise: office operations, budget, policy issues

Jenn Baker

Jenn Baker
web developer
907-474-6863
jlbaker@alaska.edu

 

Areas of expertise: CSS, graphic design, Roxen, UAF websites, web design

Janet Ballek

Janet Ballek
fiscal tech
907-474-7914
jaballek@alaska.edu

 

Areas of expertise: office support, purchasing, travel

Sam Bishop
writer/editor
907-474-6479
stbishop2@alaska.edu

 

Areas of expertise: editing, publications, UAF style guide, writing

Carla Browning

Carla Browning
communications manager
907-474-7778
cjbrowning@alaska.edu

 

Areas of expertise: branding, Cornerstone, internal communications, public relations

Andrew Cassel

Andrew Cassel
multimedia coordinator
907-474-7571
acassel@alaska.edu

 

Areas of expertise: iTunes U, social media, video

Pat Cruse

Pat Cruse
office coordinator
907-474-7511
pjcruse@alaska.edu

 

Areas of expertise: distribution, office support, travel

Kim Davis

Kim Davis
special projects director
907-474-6726
ksdavis@alaska.edu

 

Areas of expertise: Aurora magazine, project management, publications, UAF directory

Kellie Dolan

Kellie Dolan
database and project coordinator
907-474-2785
kmdolan@alaska.edu

 

Areas of expertise: campus map, digital archiving, photo database

Marmian Grimes

Marmian Grimes
senior public information officer
907-474-7902
marmian.grimes@alaska.edu

 

Areas of expertise: crisis/emergency response, media relations, public information officers, UAF news

Darcy Harrod
marketing manager and interim creative director
907-474-2611
ddharrod@alaska.edu

 

Areas of expertise: marketing, design management, advertising, project management and consulting, UAF Wednesday radio interviews

Todd Paris

Todd Paris
photo manager
907-474-7939
tgparis@alaska.edu

 

Areas of expertise: model releases, photo workflow, photography, UAF photo collection

Sherrie Roberts

Sherrie Roberts
web coordinator
907-474-1535
slroberts@alaska.edu

 

Areas of expertise: CSS, JavaScript, Roxen, UAF websites, web design, WordPress

Venus Sung
graphic designer
907-474-6988
vsung@alaska.edu

 

Areas of expertise: graphic design, graphic identity, logos, publications

Andrea Swingley

Andrea Swingley
production specialist and graphic designer
907-474-6397
andrea.swingley@alaska.edu

 

Areas of expertise: graphic design, graphic identity, logos, publications, trademarks

Tori Tragis

Tori Tragis
writer/editor
907-474-6438
tatragis@alaska.edu

 

Areas of expertise: editing, project managament, publications, UAF style guide, writing

Amber Watts

Amber Watts
tech manager
907-474-6284
amber.watts@alaska.edu

 

Areas of expertise: computer technical support, database management, servers