Enep'ut Board of Directors

Enep’ut Children’s Center is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation governed by a board of directors. Enep’ut’s bylaws mandate that the board be composed of at least seven directors, and two directors of those seven will be staff advocates. Parents, staff, and interested community members are members of the corporation and vote on issues directed to the general membership. Directors are then voted in at the yearly fall membership meeting and appointments last one year. Parents and staff are encouraged to attend and participate in monthly board meetings. General board meetings will be on the third Monday of each month from 6:30-8 PM on Zoom. Please contact the Board of Directors at [email protected] if you have any questions.

Maria Skejskal

Board Position: President

Maria is the mother of one of Enep'ut’s Preschoolers and works for the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Maria is both a creative and analytical mind and brings many skills to the Enep'ut board of directors. She is an excellent grant writer and mediator.

Samantha Aleshire

Board Position: Member at Large

Sam is a working mom of three wonderful children. Her oldest James is 13 attends school at Barnette and plays soccer for Eclipse. Her oldest daughter is Rosealynn is 9, attends school at Barnette. Her youngest is Kaylee 18 months and attends Enep'ut. She has been in Alaska since the age of 7 and graduated from the University of Alaska Fairbanks with a degree in Accounting. She has been working for the University in the Office of Grants & Contracts Administration for the past 11 years.

Karen Yeh

Board Position: Secretary

Karen was born and raised in Taipei, Taiwan. She graduated from the University of San Francisco with an MA in Teaching English to Foreign Speakers. She now lives in Fairbanks, where she is a primary caretaker to an Enep’ut Toddler and works as a freelance sales rep for two Taiwanese Design brands. She has more than ten years of administration experience, including five years as Secretary to the CFO of Amway Taiwan. She is a detail-oriented and (most of the time) well-organized person, with a lot of patience. She loves exploring the planet, hiking, and trying a new recipe every day.

Rachel Calderwood

Board Position: Treasurer

I am born and raised in Alaska. I work as a wildland fire dispatcher. Our daughter started at Enep’ut when she was five months old. In my spare time, I enjoy hiking, reading, and baking. Nature-based learning is a passion of mine for our little.

Susan Smith

Board Position: Member at Large

Hi. I’m Crosby’s grandmother. I’ve spent a large chunk of my adult years in Fairbanks. My children happily attended Enep’ut in the late ’80s. We enjoyed the family atmosphere, a cultural mix, and some of the few male teachers in town. Now my grandson is at Enep’ut, and we’re happy to see him growing and learning here. I’ve worked as an accountant for most of my life, but ten years ago decided to reinvent myself and went back to college in early childhood education. I’ve got a certificate from St. Louis Community College and almost completed an AAS degree from UAF CTC. I worked for about two years as an assistant teacher at FNA early head start and Thrivalaska in both the head start and school-age programs. I retired in the middle of 2018 when Crosby was born to stay home with him, and now, his younger brother Koa. I like to garden, run or walk, and get outside. I strongly support young children’s education and would be happy to work with Enep’ut to provide our family members’ quality experiences.

Kaniesha Radgosky

Board Position: Secretary

Kaneisha is a purveyor of useless trivia who loves her family, dogs, and baking! In her spare time, she saves lives. One day she hopes to win each and every Scrabble game.

Michael Radgosky

Board Position: Member at Large

Michael is a former Enep’ut Board President and a previous Enep’ut parent and has been married for more than 5 years. He has a history of service to his community through multiple avenues including Boy Scouts, Civil Air Patrol, 5 years of law enforcement, and 5 years in the Army. He is currently an Alaska State Trooper. Michael’s goals for Enep’ut are to support its vision and educational program by providing as much help as possible through his experience and connections. Michael also prides himself on his random knowledge of random trivia.

Michaella Perez

Board Position: Member at Large

South Dakota-born, Alaskan raised, Michaella Perez has worn many hats in our community. She completed her education at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, majoring in Early Childhood Education & Early Childhood Inclusion. Michaella has taught preschool, developed two school-age childcare programs, worked with various agencies providing care for persons of varying abilities and ages, & served her community through advocacy and outreach. Currently, she owns and operates a local coffee hut & café where her company caters to people of all different dietary lifestyles. She uses this platform to stay involved in the community, pioneering philanthropic movements to support the Interior children. She is a mother of one, a homeschool mom, a hockey mom, a single mom, and a striving mom. When not working, she enjoys the outdoors, a good book, Harry Potter, & always a delicious cup of coffee. Michaella is excited to work alongside Enep'ut Children’s Center as a community partner.

Heather Dorsett

Board Position: Treasurer

Heather was 46 when her son (now a preschooler at Enep’ut) was born. Learning to take care of a baby was a big change! She’s learned a lot about how to go about it from observing the staff at Enep’ut, and she’d like to give back by helping to deal with administrative things so that the staff can focus on the children. Heather is amazed at how many childhood memories are coming back now that she has a child of her own—and she worries that she will never again stop hearing Schoolhouse Rock in her head!

David Spencer

Board Position: Member at Large

David is a lifelong Alaskan and father to an Enep’ut Toddler. He’s an avid summer-time bicyclist and a year-round computer geek and handyman. He owned and operated a small landscaping company for three years, and has extensive experience as a community organizer and event coordinator, including several fundraising concerts for the Fairbanks Youth Center Boys & Girls Club, and for Mercy Corps and Partners In Health following the 2010 Haiti Earthquake.

Christopher Miller

Board Position: Member at Large

Chris is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Alaska - Fairbanks. More importantly, he is the father of the smartest, cutest, and most gosh-darned loveable little girl to ever grace the Enep'ut Infant Room.

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