John Will, President and Board Chairman

Served in the United States Air Force as a KC-135 Mechanic/Crew Chief, has large aircraft operations and de-icing experience, steel fabricator and holds a current FAA dispatchers license.  John lives in Eagle River, Alaska.



Dave Ciocch, Design & Build Team, Museum Director

  Aeronautical Engineer; Boeing Commercial (SST and 747). Post-Graduate Museum studies, North Texas State University, Denton TX; Winedale Museum Management advanced course, Round Rock TX; Executive Director, SouthWest AeroSpace Museum, Ft Worth TX; Board of Directors at Museum of Alaska Transportation & Industry. Mechanic at AK Wing of Civil Air Patrol, Everts Air Cargo & Floats Alaska. Volunteer mechanic Christian Pilots Association and instructor in the CAP Cadet AeroSpace Education program. Dave lives in Eagle River, Alaska. 

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Barry Dearborn, Treasurer

BS in electrical engineering, OSU; Engineer aide at ML & P; Captain, USAF-NSA; M.S. in electrical engineering, OSU; Computer Specialist at Naval Weapons Center; Treasurer, Alaska Writers Guild; Author; Musician and lives in Wasilla, Alaska.


Meg Anderson, Secretary, Newsletter Editor

Attended University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee;  For the last 20 years, she has been an interpreter, illustrator and graphic artist with Alaska State Parks;  Singer/Songwriter and lives in Anchorage, Alaska...with Scout. (meganders.com).

Kathleen Claiborne, Board Member, Assistant Treasurer


 Senior Project Manager, U.S. Department of HUD, Anchorage, 1990-2014; Named HUD employee of the year in 2013 for her role in recovering over $6 million in housing grant funds; Single family mortgage loan originator, senior mortgage loan underwriter for the National Bank of Alaska, 1978-1990; Chairperson for the liaison committee of residential appraisal representatives from the AHFC, VA  and FHA. She is a musician and lives in Wasilla, Alaska.   

Randy Sorenson, Board Member, Logistics Advisor


Sevier Valley Technical College, 1970-72; Southern Utah State University, 1972-73; Steven Henager Business College, 1973-74; President and Founder, Professional Escort Vehicle Operators Association (PEVOA) 2006-present; Owner, RSA Corp., Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) equipment to aid direction-boring contractors 1997-2015; Created and provided the Utah DOT Pilot/Escort Certification Program, 1991-present; RSA Network Inc. was awarded a contract by Lockheed Martin Space Systems to improve the safety and efficiency of oversize and overweight loads, 2011-2016; Expert witness for the movement of oversize load, 1993-present.  Randy lives in Sandy, Utah.

Dean Reaves, Board Member


 Dean spent 25 years in the electrical trades. He worked in the supply chain for mineral exploration in Alaska as well as design testing for a proposed gas pipeline thru Canada. Originally from Alabama, Dean has more than 50 years of touring experience and an impressive streak of collaborations under his belt as a drummer, vocalist and percussionist. He has toured all the way from Florida to Alaska with a stay in Nashville, where he played on WSM TV (now WSMV-TV) as a member of The Street. He also collaborated with acts across the nation, including Gary Puckett & the Union Gap, Question Mark & the Mysterians, Matt Hammer, Bo Porter and Gary “Alaska” Sloan. Dean lives in Anchorage, Alaska. 

Michael Faubion, Board Member


 Is married to journalist Rhonda McBride since 1984, father of musician and video editor Matthew Faubion. Michael has been employed by Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation (Bethel, Alaska) in media services and public relations since 1993. Previous employment includes reporter/photographer for Tundra Drums newspaper (Bethel, Alaska), social services, bookkeeping, sales and home remodeling. He is a musician and songwriter, owner of Uncle Mike’s Music Works, a record label and recording business which has released six CDs since 1996. Michael served on the Aurora Waldorf School board of trustees from 2005–2007. Lives in Anchorage, Alaska. 

Tim Lake, Board Member


Studied at University of Alaska for Airframe and Powerplant (A&P), Heavy-duty Electrical Systems, Airbrake Systems and has studied both gas and arc welding. Tim was a School Bus Senior Automotive Technician for the Anchorage School District and retired after 25+ years of dedicated service. He earned five Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certifications and has lived in Anchorage Alaska for the last 47 years.