Charles Ellanna Hired as Land Technician for Sitnasuak
Charles Ellanna joined the Sitnasuak Native Corporation (SNC) Land Department as the Land Technician in the company’s Nome headquarters.
“We are very glad to have Charles join our land management team,” shares Bobbi Quintavell, president and CEO of SNC. “Our land is our great asset. Charles brings great experience and personal knowledge of our area, cultures, and lands which will continue to ensure we are managing our corporation lands well with our shareholders.”
Ellanna was born and raised in Nome Alaska. He shared, “I am an avid outdoorsman. When I am not working, I am fishing, hunting, camping, or enjoying the amazing countryside views with my family. I am very excited and thrilled to begin my position as Land Technician here at Sitnasuak. I am looking forward to serving and working for Shareholders and clients alike and hope that my past experiences serve the corporation and shareholders well.”
He recently worked with Kawerak in the Land Management Services Program which served the Bering Strait region tribes and people with Native allotment land management, natural resource issues, and probate.
In This Issue
The Art of Architecture
Architects often find themselves facing something of a chicken and egg dilemma. When it comes to design, what takes precedence—form or function?
“It’s a great question, and it’s probably a loaded question,” says David McVeigh, president of RIM Architects. “You can ask ten different architects and get ten different answers.”
Many of the factors that influence those answers land outside the architect’s control. The client’s vision for the building, its location and intended use, the project budget, and whether the design must conform to specific guidelines are all details the architect must consider when determining how much emphasis to place on aesthetics and how much on function.