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.
Amy Link - Secretary
Amy Link, originally from Gunnison Utah, joined the United States Air Force in January 2006 as a member of Security Forces. She has been stationed at Malmstrom AFB MT, Osan AB South Korea, Aviano AB Italy and lastly Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson where she was medically retired in 2018. She has been a volunteer with Alaska’s Healing Hearts for several years and finally joined the board as Secretary in 2018. She and her husband, Ryan Link (active duty), enjoy everything that Alaska has to offer and plan to stay here in Alaska, after Ryan retires. Some of her favorite activities include year-round fishing, camping, gardening, lots of crafting and let’s not forget hanging out with her trusty sidekick of a dog named Honey! She enjoys volunteering and giving back to veterans and their families. She is currently working on her degree in Business Management at UAA.
Eric Collier - Member at Large
Eric Collier joined the Air Force as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technician on January 1998. Eric served until August 2006, deploying to Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Iraq. Utilizing the GI Bill, he earned his Bachelor of Science in Business management at California Lutheran University, CA in 2010. Upon graduation, he worked as a project manager, and ultimately as assistant director at the executive level for CEO Foods Inc. In Tucson AZ. Passion to work with EOD lured Eric to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, AK as an EOD contractor from 2012 to 2015. Eric realized his passion working with military and veterans, driving him to a career as a Veteran Service Organization volunteer with Alaska’s Healing Hearts. Eric also served as the Military Liaison for the Chris Kyle patriots Hospital, working directly with military and veterans at the acute PTSD and Substance abuse in-patient hospital. From 2015 to present, Eric provides outreach, awareness, and event planning for military and veterans. In 2017 Eric committed to a full-time position with the Air Force Reserves, once again wearing the military uniform full time.
Kevin Weeks - Member at Large
Served in the Coast Guard, did 10 years, 4 active, 6 reserves, then one extra hop after 9/11/01. Primary focus was counter drug operations based out of Puerto Rico and Florida. Come from a long line of military men, all of them in the Army, my father told me go into any other branch, just steer clear of the Army. I was born with the love of the ocean, always was impressed with the CG as we would see them often in Seattle where I grew up. Post military got suckered into retail and have been a GM for over 20 years for various companies, of which I have been at Cabela’s for 10 now. Joined AHH to help deliver a positive message and to assist with veterans that may need more or haven’t had the opportunities I have had in life. To engage and inspire those who need it and do what I can to take care of my brothers and sisters who all took the same oath.
Holly Brien - Member at Large
- Coming soon -
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.