Bernard holds a Master of Science in Counseling and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology; he has over thirty (30) years of public service with experience primarily in juvenile corrections, mental health, non-profit oversight, and local politics. He spent almost sixteen (16) years as the Superintendent of the Fairbanks Youth Facility. In this capacity, he also had oversight responsibilities for the Nome and Bethel Youth Facilities and managed a budget of over $12,000,000. He has worked in the mental health arena in both Alaska and Alabama; he has served on numerous non-profit boards and commissions and served on the Fairbanks City Council for eight (8) years. Bernard’s greatest asset is his cross cultural awareness, in part due to his tremendous listening and human relations skills. In addition to Fairbanks, he has lived and worked in both Juneau and Anchorage and has visited many other Alaskan communities for both work and pleasure.
Traci Gatewood, SHRM-SCP, holds a Master of Science in Business Organizational Management with a Concentration in Human Resource Management and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. She has over twenty (20) years of experience in organizational, personnel, budget, project, and grants management. She also has extensive experience in strategic and project planning, as well as, training development and delivery.
Traci is an active board member of several organizations and commissions. She currently serves on the Alaska Behavioral Health Board. Traci is the Chair of the FNSB Salaries and Emoluments Commission and serves on the City of Fairbanks’ Fact-Finding Commission and its Hotel-Motel Discretionary Fund Committee. She also serves on the Northern Alaska Society for Human Resource Management board as the Programs & Certification Director.
Clients will find her to be exceptional because of her communication skills. She is direct, unflinchingly honest, insightful, and sensitive. She offers clear-eyed analysis and expects excellence of herself and others.