Enep'ut Staff

Bryana Garcia-DeLaCruz, Administrative Director

Ms. Bryana has a Child Development Associate Credential and holds her AAS degree in Early Childhood Education. She is currently working towards her BA in Child Development and Family Studies with a concentration in Administration. Her goal is to be a mentor for both the staff and children at Enep'ut.

She currently serves on the board for the Northern Interior Alaska Association for the Education of Young Children as the Branding Chair. She enjoys working with her hands on activities to engage the children, and she often enjoys the activities as much as the children.

She started volunteering at Enep’ut after hours about six years ago setting up the classrooms and preparing for lessons, and has worked directly with children since 2015. She loves coming up with new and exciting ideas for projects and is passionate about being involved in early childhood education.

Taylor Centner, Education Director

Ms. Taylor attended Enep’ut as a toddler! Taylor has been working and volunteering in the childcare field since she was 16 years old. She currently holds an AAS in Early Childhood Education. She is currently working towards a BA in Child Development and Family Studies with a concentration in Curriculum and Teaching and a Duel Degree in Social Work with a minor in Human Services. She currently serves on the board for the Northern Interior Alaska Association for the Education of Young Children as the Community Engagement Outreach co-chair.
Taylor has been working on things for Enep’ut for about 6 years now and started working directly with the children of Enep’ut in 2015. Outside of Enep’ut, she enjoys spending time with her dogs, going to the shooting range, and camping. She also volunteers with the Fairbanks Roller Derby and Interior Alaska Green Star.  

Alfredo Quiroga, Lead Teacher

Mr. Alfredo is a fun, food-loving, outgoing person who wants to make a difference in the lives of our youth. He believes that the examples and things we teach them will guide their path and choices they make.Mr. Alfredo likes to teach children in ways that are fun and easy to learn, and he loves seeing their bright, cute faces when they are excited about something new. He currently holds his AAS in Early Childhood Education. He is currently working towards his BA in Child Development and Family Studies.
When he is not working or in school, Mr. Alfredo is usually at home cooking, watching TV, reading, crocheting, hanging out with friends or dancing which is his other passion outside of work. 

Shannan Turner, Assistant Teacher

Ms. Shannan likes taking care of children. She is known for her creativity; she can think of a dozen ways to use or make an item, and she encourages the children to do the same. Ms. Shannan’s background is in childcare for the younger set (7 years) and also as a volunteer, Library Assistant, and literature and math lab tutor for Barnette Magnet School (2 years).

In her spare time, she continues to volunteer for Barnette, Ester Library, and International Order of Rainbow Girls. As a side note, Ms. Shannan and her nieces and nephews attended Enep’ut as children. That’s full circle!

Emily Stallings, Assistant Teacher

Ms. Emily loves taking care of children. She loves to do arts and crafts with the children to see where their creativity takes them. She has her CDA for working with preschoolers and is almost complete with her AAS in Early Childhood Education. When completed she intends to go on to her Bachelors's in Child Development and Family Studies with a dual degree in Psychology. Outside of work, she hangs out with her dog and her niece.

Olivia Sala, Assistant Teacher

Ms. Olivia enjoys helping children grow into their individual personalities and expanding on their creativity. Ms. Olivia's passion for guiding children flourished when her nine older siblings started having her nieces and nephews and she realized how special the teaching profession was.

From then on, she worked towards getting as many certifications as possible in person, online, and through the American Red Cross, trying to set herself up for success in the field. Now, she is working towards her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education at UAF as well as her CDA.

In her spare time, Ms. Olivia loves to do special effects makeup, paint, draw, write and spend time with family.

Lillian Gengler, Assistant Teacher

Ms. Lillian is currently working towards her AAS in Early Childhood Education and then plans to continue her education at UAF and get a BA in Child Development and Family Studies. Lillian has been working and volunteering with children since her first babysitting job at age 12. In her free time, she enjoys painting, playing instruments, and spending time with her friends and family.

Tierney Kootuk, Assistant Teacher

Ms. Tierney comes from a big family so she enjoys being around children. She’s creative, outgoing, and passionate about learning new things. She is currently working on attending GCU in the spring for a nursing degree. In her free time she likes to be active, spend time with her family, and go on outdoor adventures.

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