Senior Systems Administrator, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
Joe Bedard was born and raised in Anchorage, with an Inupiaq, Yup’ik and Cree heritage. He served in the Army as a Combat Medic, and entered the field of Information Technology in the early 90s. He’s currently Senior Systems Administrator at the Alaska Native Medical Center, co-owner of Sleeping Lady Films/Waking Giant Productions, as well as co-founder of Dark Winter Productions, an Alaska Native playwright and actor group.
Secretary, Senate Finance Committee, Alaska State Legislature
Allison Holtkamp has lived in Southeast Alaska on and off for nearly 20 years. She performs with many groups and venues in Alaska, and is a Secretary for the Senate Finance Committee in the Alaska State Legislature. She is a professional singer with the Juneau Cabaret, Queens, Gamble & the High Costa Living, and many others. Allison has appeared in and directed several Perseverance Theatre productions, including most recently as Sarah Brown in “Guys and Dolls.” In 2018, she produced a night of stories related to gender-based violence titled, “Same”, which raised money for AWARE. She is also a stand-up comedian, and opened for Tig Notaro in Juneau. She lives in Douglas with her husband, Jake Waid, who is also a long-time Perseverance Theatre Company member.
Account Planner, Spawn Ideas
Jesse Alleva is a born and raised Alaskan. He started his career at Perseverance Theatre as an intern to the Artistic Director in 2005. He acted and directed in several Perseverance Theatre shows from 2005 to 2008 and can still be seen occasionally on stage in Anchorage. He is now an Account Planner at Spawn Ideas and a co-founder of Hooligan, Alaskan’s first Design Thinking consultancy. Jesse holds a Bachelor of Liberal Arts from the University of Alaska, Southeast, an MBA from Johns Hopkins University and an MA in Design Leadership from the Maryland Institute College of Art.
Staff Attorney, Alaska Legal Services Corp
Eric Vang is a Juneau attorney with a weakness for being on stage. He has been in legal practice since 2011. With Perseverance Theatre, he has worked with the Young Company, directed The Hobbit for the STAR program, and acted in a variety of shows. He most recently appeared onstage in Othello. The opportunity to serve on the PT board, and continue to support the wonderfully improbable presence of excellent, groundbreaking, professional theater in Juneau, was not to be missed. Eric is supported by an amazing wife/best friend, and two adorable children.