AGE 38President/CEO, Haa Aaní LLC
How did you make your first dollar?Selling homemade fruit juice
popsicles outside my house.
Education: Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University, Bachelor's Degree in Business/Accounting from the University of Phoenix, Master's Degree in Manager from Stanford University
Community work: Alaska State Chamber of Commerce, Juneau Montessori School, Small Business Economic Development
Family: Wife Brenda, sons Tevin and Cavan; dogs Kordell and Kita, cat Mimi
Favorite lunch spot? Hangar on the Wharf and Olivia's Mexican Restaurant
Best stress reliever? Sports Center!
Favorite place in Alaska? Anaktuvuk Pass for its isolation, natural beauty, cultural identity … and incredible hunting opportunities!
Your most memorable experience that could only have happened in Alaska. A hunting trip to the Brooks Range. Harvesting a caribou on the first day, and Dall Sheep on the second day at 10 p.m. followed by a two-hour hike off the mountain with no food or water, making it back to the Argo at midnight for the two-hour trip back to the house!
What is the strangest thing you've ever seen in Alaska? Xtra tufs worn with tuxedos!
Name the person you most respect and why. Albert Dick, my father, for his dedication and loyalty to his family, community and all Alaska Natives.
Famous quote to live by: "Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, and expecting different results." — Albert Einstein
What did your pet or child teach you about business? Patience, faith and unyielding commitment.
Favorite superhero? Yoda. He always had a clear head and mind in all situations, not to mention being a complete "stud" in a little body.
What is the best moral lesson learned from a character in a book? From the character Haw in "Who Moved My Cheese," the sooner you can let go of the old, the sooner you can enjoy the new.
What was your biggest challenge in life and how have you overcome it? Having kids and knowing that your actions, attitude and values shape who they will become. It's overcome with 10 deep breaths every single day.
What was the least intelligent thing you've ever done or seen and what did you learn from it? Filling a Folgers coffee can with gasoline, lighting it on fire, and convincing my cousin to try and blow it out. Burnt eyelashes really do smell!
Describe something you learned as a child that made a difference in your later years. Growing up in a Native community, children learned the cultural values of respect and work ethic. Both were and continue to be fundamental to our family; no question I would not be where I am today without having those values instilled in me at an early age.