Joining the UAA team
I joined the UAA team in January of 2014 having spent over 20+ in various public sector leadership positions in Minnesota. The positions have all focused, one way or another, on blending technology, policy/politics (small "p"), and education/workforce. It is a journey that I had not envisioned when I graduated college in the 80's but it has been an interesting and eventful journey noe-the-less.
I lived in Minnesota 50 of 51 years so journeying to the "Last Frontier" represented a major life event for both myself and my family. I grew up in Richfield, Minnesota (not far from Met Stadium, now the home of the Mall of America) in the home where my parents still reside.
I am married (Lori) with two daughters (Katie and Emma). All three of them are S
eawolves at UAA - finals are an interesting time at the Wasko house.
My Anchorage Secret
For my friends and colleagues that have not lived in Minnesota, I tell them that my winters were colder and summers hotter then our Achorage climate; I have more than once used the line to kick-off a speech "I came north to Alaska for warmer winters...."
A short personal video gallery....