Andy Shidner, President. A lifelong avid outdoor enthusiast, Andy is also and innkeeper and organic gardener at Currant Ridge Lodge in McCarthy.

Eric Christensen, Vice President Eric is a 12-year resident of Valdez. His interests and hobbies span the gamut of motorized, non-motorized, and backcountry adventures that he shares with his wife, Angie, and five children.

Robbin Capers, Board Member at large. A lifelong outdoor enthusiasts, Robbin embraces the Alaska lifestyle enjoying fatbiking, packrafting and all-around adventuring.

Erin Cutts, Board Member at large. Erin is the Assistant Professor of Outdoor Leadership at Prince William Sound College. 

Interested in serving on the VAA board? Send letters of interest to info@valdezadventure.com


Lee Hart, Executive Director. An avid outdoor enthusiast Lee is convinced all her career experiences were leading to a perfect convergence with Levitation 49. Since 1999, Lee has been a public relations strategist and contractor in the outdoor, snow sports, bike and adventure travel industries. Some of her greatest successes have been with brands such as Jackson Kayak, Mammut and Buff, as well as organizations including the United States Tennis Association, Chaffee County Visitor's Bureau (CO) and Women Grow. Lee loves all things outdoors but especially enjoys mountain biking, climbing and skiing. 
Lanette Oliver, Events Manager. Lanette visited Valdez in 2009 and moved here in 2010. She has a long history of working with non-profits. She began the newly-created position of Events Coordinator in late November of 2017.

If you would like to volunteer in any way, contact lanetteoliver@gmail.com, 972-835-6039.