Board of Directors

Alaska's Healing Hearts has no paid staff. Everything we do is 100% Volunteer efforts.

All of our donations directly serve a cause in our Military and Veteran Communities.

Board of Directors

Josh Anderson - President

Josh has been in the outdoors the majority of his life with an avid passion for the great outdoors, hunting and fishing surpassing any hobby or desire.  As a graduate of Boise State University, he began his professional career in the Outdoor Sporting Goods industry.  Ultimately his career brought him to Alaska. During his career, he has worked for Sportsman's Warehouse, previously managing the store in Wasilla.  Currently, Josh holds a position as General Manager for Cabela's.  While in Alaska, he has been involved with many organizations focusing on wildlife, scouting, and military. Josh has been a huge complement to many of the local wildlife organizations including Ducks Unlimited, Alaska Moose Federation, NWTF, RMEF, NRA, and Frontier Trappers Association.

In the mix of all these organizations, Alaska's Healing Hearts caught his full attention in 2010.  He quickly became involved in supporting the organization, providing professional and financial advice along with supporting the cause.  He shares his love, stories and passion of the outdoors with our nations warriors, families and youth.

 
Jeremiah Frye - Vice President 

Jeremiah  joined the United States Air Force in 1998 and was a part of numerous deployments to include Operation Southern Watch and Operation Enduring Freedom.   Jeremiah is a devoted champion of the Alaskan outdoors.  Originally from Indiana, Jeremiah was brought to the Great Land by the Air Force in 2000.  A Metals Technician by trade, today, Jeremiah can be found hounding Air Force maintainers as a Quality Assurance Inspector on JBER.  His love for the outdoors has engaged in him in various outdoors and wildlife organizations, to include: Ducks Unlimited, NWTF, NRA, Trout Unlimited, Frontier Trappers Association, and Alaska Fish and Game Hunters Education Instructor .  He has further sharpened his outdoor knowledge by being chosen as an Experticity Gear Tester – the marketing leader in the Outdoor Sporting Goods industry.  When Jeremiah isn’t planning one of his next outdoor projects, he can usually be found somewhere in the vast Alaskan wilderness with his friends and family. Jeremiah’s relationship with Alaska's Healing Hearts began in 2012 when a mutual vision of giving back to the community and veterans was shared during Jeremiah’s own Annual Hardwater Warrior’s Ice Fishing Derby; one of the largest ice fishing tournaments in the state.  Jeremiah resides in Alaska with his wife and his four beautiful daughters.

 
Delbert Lahti - Director of Operations 

Delbert was raised in the Rockies and has been an outdoorsman his whole life. His father raised him to be a jack of all trades. His love for family, fishing, hunting, horses and the mountains drew him to Alaska. He served in the USAF as security forces for 23 years and some change. His service covered five of seven continents, nine assignments, and multiple deployments. After retiring Delbert returned to his roots and continues to work with active duty members. He spends his time supporting veterans, as a Equine therapy volunteer. Alaska Healing Hearts caught his attention as a group that was there for his military family, and friends. His family consists of his wife Julie, daughter Samantha, son John Paul, step son Damian, son-in-law Tanner Adams and daughter-in-law Jessica. He understands the need for support for our veterans and their families. "Merica"

 
James Hastings - Treasurer 

James Hastings, a co-founding member of Alaska's Healing Hearts, is a retired US Army Veteran whose career spans over 22 years and four continents, serving as an Airborne Infantryman, Combat Engineer, US Air Force Ground Liaison Officer, and finally as a Recruiter. James is currently the State of Alaska Employment Transition Coordinator for the Department of Defense for Hero2Hired and formerly worked as the Recreation and Cultural Services Director for the City of Wasilla, Alaska. He has served as the President of the Matanuska-Susitna Valley Veterans Council from 2006-2012, Past Exalted Ruler of the Palmer Elks Lodge #1842, Alaska State Elks Association Youth Camp Property and Program Board Member, former GM of Evergreen Helicopters of Alaska, Operator of the Mat-Su Resort on Lake Wasilla, and has served as VP of the Greater Wasilla Chamber of Commerce. These positions along with working as a back country trail guide, river float & fishing guide, Camp and Crew Support, Location Scout, and Safety Coordinator for several Alaska based filming operations which include “Out of the Wild: Surviving Alaska”, “Sarah Palin’s Alaska”, and "Catch & Release", all combine to provide a broad experience base which is tailor-made for Alaska’s Healing Hearts Warrior Driven Support Mission.

 
Kevin Weeks - Member at Large

Kevin was raised in the Northwest and has been passionate about people and the outdoors as long as he can remember. He served in the Coast Guard for 10 years, 3 of it on the Cutter Decisive out of St. Petersburg Florida, and the next 7 at MSO San Juan, Puerto Rico. His primary focuses were federal enforcement of contraband entering US waters, SOLAS enforcement, and ultimately facilities and shipping enforcement. In September, of 2001 was recalled back into active duty and spent several months in Seattle working port security. He found his way to Alaska by way of Cabela’s, and was the store manager before excepting the role of running both Bass Pro and Cabela’s in Anchorage. Alaska has been the best adventure of his lifetime, year over year, day after day, it simply never gets old. With his love of the outdoors, and his passion for people, alignment with Alaska Healing Hearts only made sense. He proudly serves others, who served for America.

 

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Holly Brien - Member at Large

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Glenn Marlin - Member at Large
 

Glenn Marlin is originally from Roosevelt Lake, AZ and a retired US Army Veteran.  Glenn began his Army career in 1990 stationed in Germany as a Combat Engineer and deployed during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.  He retired from the Army in 2010 while serving in the Recruiting Command in Alaska.  Since retirement, Glenn has graduated from the Entrepreneur’s Boot-camp for Veterans at UCLA School of Management.  He has since opened his own business as a State Farm Agent in Wasilla where he employs four Team Members as they provide insurance and financial services to over 1500 Families in Alaska.  Whenever he has time, you can find Glenn with his Family at their cabin in Eureka enjoying all the great hunting, fishing and trapping that Alaska has to offer.  Glenn has been married to Samantha for 26 years and have 2 adult daughters who are 25 & 21 years old.

Ramon Olivarez - Member at Large

Ramón served in the US Army as a 12C (“Bridger”) under the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, he began his Army career in December 2004, was stationed in Fort Hood TX and deployed three rotations to Iraq. He served for eleven years until he was medically separated on July 2016. He moved to Alaska immediately, never having been and not knowing what to expect he his wife and twin toddlers packed up and moved. He and his family are very happy that he did, saying "it was one of the best decisions they’ve ever made". He found AHH soon after arriving to Alaska which has been an essential part of feeling at home for him and his family. He has volunteered with them ever since. He currently works as a real estate consultant who specializes in helping fellow service members, which is extremely useful as an additional way for him to help our community. He truly enjoys helping and motivating people reach their goals in life. He is always eager to help in whatever he can.

 
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Alaska's Healing Hearts is a national organization offering year-round outdoor recreational opportunities for America’s brave wounded warriors and their families. Rehabilitation activities include fishing, skiing, rodeo, dog, and various other outdoor pursuits. We work to provide new and challenging options and experiences in an effort to contribute to social reintegration necessary for our nation’s heroes.
We strive to reach beyond the clinical rehabilitation offered to injured military personnel and provide hope for warriors to continue to live active and productive lives. 

Alaska’s Healing Hearts witness first-hand how our various programs and events genuinely help bolster confidence and self esteem.  Our goal is to continue to provide opportunities to discover the new normal for every Warrior and their loved ones.

 

Alaska's Healing Hearts is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt #27-4036000, non-profit organization