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Meet the Legacy Foundation Board of Directors

Sioux Douglas has lived in Juneau, where she raised her family, for 44 years, excluding six years when she lived in Skagway. She has served on various organization boards and volunteered in both communities, including serving a term as Mayor of Skagway. In both places she’s been a consistently active public broadcasting supporter. Some of her community service has included being on the KTOO Board of Directors, 10 years on the Juneau Community Foundation Board, the KTOO Community Advisory Board, and she is currently chair of the KTOO Legacy Foundation. Professionally Sioux primarily worked in the telephone and telecommunications industries. She was statewide coordinator of the Legislative Teleconference Network. She served in four state administrations as Director of Telecommunications for policy and planning and as telecommunications special assistant to the Commissioner of Administration. She also worked at KTOO in development positions as well as served as legislative aide to Rep. Bill Hudson. Fulfilling a dream to become an Innkeeper by purchasing and operating the Historic Skagway Inn was an interesting and fulfilling career departure. Since 2012 Sioux has worked with Senior Citizen Support Services, Inc. to help bring senior assisted living to Juneau. After almost 7 years, and with great support from local citizens and CBJ, the effort has successfully concluded with promise of a new senior living community by late 2021.

George Reifenstein came to Juneau in 1969 and spent his summers working on the Alaska Marine Highway System while pursuing a degree in Political Science from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University. Graduating in 1972, he settled in Juneau with his wife, Deb, and spent most of his working career with the AMHS and Goldbelt, Incorporated. Prior to his retirement in 2011 he was the GM at the Mount Roberts Tramway for 10 years. He has spent 46 years as a volunteer first responder with Capitol City Fire/Rescue, has been a Boy Scout leader and continues to serve as an advisor to the Great Alaska Council and on the boards of Capitol Community Broadcasting Inc., Healing Hand Foundation and Juneau Community Foundation. George was the recipient of the Juneau Chamber of Commerce Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015. His Tlingit name is Shaayeegán; he is a Kiks.adi of the Gagaan Hit (Sun House.)

Tracey Ricker, CPM, came to Juneau in 1982 and worked in the real estate brokerage industry for several brokerages before starting her own company, Ricker and Associates Real Estate, in 1994. She served on the Juneau Planning Commission from 1999 through 2004 and received the Southeast Realtor of the Year award in 2000. She was also past president of the Southeast Board of Realtors and currently is a National Association of Realtor’s Affiliate and involved with Juneau Chamber of Commerce, and a member of the KTOO Board of Directors.

Vance Sanders (not pictured) is an attorney who has practiced in Alaska since 1984. He has been a board member and president of Alaska Legal Services Corporation, Capital Community Broadcasting, Inc., End of Life Foundation, Inc., and Disability Law Center. He has also served on the Northern Light United Church Council (as a member and as moderator), and as a Commissioner on the Alaska Public Offices Commission (vice-chair and chair).

Barbara Sheinberg is one of the new members of the KTOO Legacy Foundation Board. Barbara served on the KTOO Board of Directors from 2007-2014 and since 2014 has been on the KTOO Community Advisory Committee. She is a community planner and since 1989 has been principal of Sheinberg Associates, is past Alaska state representative to the Western US Planning Resources Board, and served three years on the Board of the Alaska chapter of the American Planning Association. She currently sits on the Juneau Board of Equalization. Barbara is also part of the Capital Campaign team that recently raised almost $2 million for the Gustavus Community Center, now under construction.

“For many people in Juneau, making sure that KTOO and the excellent public programming provided can continue long into the future is an important consideration. I can’t imagine my life in Juneau without the many hours of listening pleasure I have received. I hope others will join me in considering making the KTOO Legacy Foundation a part of their planned-giving.”


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