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Certification and New Hires at Ahtna

Oct 1, 2019 | Alaska Native, Right Moves

Lori A. Kropidlowski, CF APMP, recently achieved Foundation Certification through the Association of Professional Management Professionals (APMP). APMP is a national association dedicated to the process of winning business. Kropidlowski is the business development and marketing manager with Ahtna Environmental and has more than twenty-five years of A/E/C specific sales and marketing experience. She also holds her certification as a Certified Professional Services Marketer through the Society of Marketing Professional Services. Kropidlowski is active in several professional societies serving on the boards of directors for both the Society of Military Engineers and the National Association of Women in Construction.

Jason Sellars joins Ahtna Environmental as a Site Supervisor. Sellars has been an Alaskan resident for twenty-five years, the last twenty-three years in construction throughout Alaska. His main accomplishments have been directly involved in approximately 75 percent of the building and installation of all the wind turbines in the state. Sellars was the site foreman in more than forty self-standing terrestrial communication towers, linking western Alaska to the rest of the world with tele-medicine and high speed internet.

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Ahtna Engineering Services is pleased to welcome Marlena (Marty) Brewer, Senior Chemist, to its team. She has more than twenty years of professional experience in biomolecular research, environmental laboratory analysis, environmental consulting, and working in an environmental regulatory capacity. Brewer holds a master of science degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and a bachelor of science degree from the University of Central Arkansas.

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The Marx Bros. Café

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Jack Amon and Richard “Van” Hale opened the doors of the Marx Bros. Café on October 18, 1979; however, the two had already been partners in cuisine for some time, having created the Wednesday Night Gourmet Wine Tasting Society and Volleyball Team Which Now Meets on Sunday, a weekly evening of food and wine. It was actually the end of the weekly event that spurred the name of the restaurant: hours after its final service, Amon and Hale were hauling equipment and furnishings out of their old location and to their now-iconic building on Third Street, all while managing arguments about equipment ownership, a visit from the police, and quite a bit of wine. “If you’ve ever seen the movie ‘A Night at the Opera” starring the Marx Brothers, that’s what it was like,” Hale explains.

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