Chrystie Salesky Joins Sitnasuak’s Shareholder Department
Chrystie Salesky has joined the Sitnasuak Native Corporation Shareholder Department as the Shareholder Relations Officer.
Chrystie is a Sitnasuak Shareholder and started her career with Sitnasuak in 2011 as a summer intern. Afterwards, she was hired as an assistant in the Shareholder Department and the Scholarship Assistant for the Sitnasuak Foundation. Later she was promoted to the Foundation Executive Director until 2016. She rejoined the Corporation in her current role as Shareholder Relations Officer in November 2018.
“I enjoy getting to know my fellow Sitnasuak Shareholders in my role with the Shareholder Department. I also enjoy helping shareholders and descendants further their education with Sitnasuak’s scholarship programs,” she shares.
Family is important to Chrystie—she is raising her two daughters with partner Jacob Martin. Her mother is Janice (Salesky) Doherty and step father is Doug Doherty of Nome. Her father is Rick Janitscheck from Kotzebue and her step mother is Clara Glover, also from Kotzebue. Her grandparents are Carol and Vic Olsen of Nome and Corrine Janitscheck from Kotzebue and her great grandmother was the late Ella Tanner of Nome.
Chrystie has been a dog musher for fourteen years and maintains her kennel of sled dogs with her partner Jacob. She also serves on the PAWS of Nome (People for Animal Welfare and Safety) board of directors as the Vice President. She also volunteers as an Animal Rescue Coordinator for PAWS since the organization formed in 2013, to rescue dogs and cats from Nome and the entire region.
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Spreading the Word
When Bristol Bay Native Corporation (BBNC) first aired TV commercials featuring the tagline, “A Place That’s Always Been,” the reaction was surprising. Not only because they received numerous accolades and marketing awards for the campaign but because, at the time, it was rare for Alaska Native corporations to market themselves through the media.