Our Yup’ik values can coexist even when tradition and technology meet

 

 

Leadership With Purpose 

Our approach to leading with purpose ties directly to our Yup’ik value of Yuuyaraq — to live a full and fruitful life without doing harm to oneself, others and nature with all it brings. Our cultural fabric and a common set of values tie us all together.

SHARON HAMER

Co-Founder/ President

Sharon is Yup’ik and an enrolled tribal member of the Akiak Native Community. She has over 28 years experience in the IT industry, working in, and alongside, federal government technology executives and IT working groups. Sharon leads all YKD broadband and GovCon programs. 

SAMMY JACKSON, II

Executive Director – Akiak Office 

Sammy is Yup’ik and an enrolled tribal member of the Akiak Native Community. His leadership experience and expertise are diverse, from tribal government as council tribal leader to victim crimes advocate, to back-office operations. The Akiak Office operations consists of program and project management for broadband services in the YKD.

NORMA WILLIAMS

Akiak Office Manager

Norma is Yup’ik and an enrolled tribal member of the Akiak Native Community. She has over 16 years working in tribal government, including technical and financial assistance to tribes for the development and implementation of programs that benefit its citizens.  

 

THOMAS CARL

Sr Broadband Technician

Thomas is Yup’ik and an enrolled tribal member of the Akiak Native Community. Thomas joined Akiak Technology after more than 20 years in the Army Reserves. He plays a pivotal role in formulating customer and company results for broadband service in the YKD.  

Isaiah Demientieff

Broadband Technician

Isaiah is Yup’ik and an enrolled tribal member of the Akiak Native Community. He installs, maintains and repairs broadband telecommunications services. 

 

Damon Bishop

Facility Manager – Bethel Office

Damon is Yup’ik and an enrolled tribal member of the Akiak Native Community. Damon has over 10 years experience in building management, and currently oversees building operations and management for our Bethel office. 

 

Zachary Henry

IT Operations Manager

After exiting the Air Force as a Staff Sergeant, Zach’s leadership role will be key in delivering the core infrastructure and foundational technologies for the Akiak family of companies and Technology-as-a-service (TaaS) to tribal and business partners and GovCon federal contracts.

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Collaborating with government agencies to help citizens thrive.

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