Mr. Atwood was born and raised in Fairbanks, Alaska and is one of 11 kids. He is a Toghotthele Shareholder and also serves as the CEO for that organization. He holds a Master’s in Business Administration and is a high-impact executive with proven experience working at not only the top but also at the lower levels of an organization. He has considerable experience with start-ups and turn-arounds as well as at larger, more established organizations. He has a keen understanding of what it takes to grow an organization through either organic or non-organic strategies and action plans. His background shows demonstrated success in optimizing both revenue and operations performance, including identifying, building and leading high-performance teams to success.
A dynamic, open-minded and approachable leader, he knows how to align resources with the accountability, goals, and leadership required to maximize performance. He is honored to serve as the President for such an “uncommonly talented group of individuals” and looks forward to leading the group to new heights. Ray lives in Spokane, WA with his wife Amanda and son Johnathon.
Vice-President & Chairman
Russian linguist. Preacher. Entrepreneur. Businessman. Consultant. Alaska State Representative. Mayor of North Pole Alaska. CEO of Minto Development Corporation. Doug Isaacson, the Vice-President and Chairman of Tene Hut’aane LLC has successfully worn a considerable number of hats. A former co-Chair of the Alaska House of Representatives’ Special Committee on Energy, Doug has a passion to bring affordable energy to Rural Alaska—and with it, the opportunity to develop diversified commercial activities so that people can continue to live, work, play and invest in the lands of their ancestors.
In addition to serving as Chair, Doug is tasked with managing Tene Technologies and the current project (there’s a pun intended) involves transmitting affordable electricity to wherever it’s needed in Alaska and to assist in the development of electric generation projects.
“I’m excited to be a part of this consortium of Native Alaska Village corporations,” says Doug, “because it allows four small corporations to leverage the skills and talents of four executives, their boards and the assets of their corporations, to work as one on a scale that benefits not just their individual shareholders, but also gives us the means for effective regional economic development and the means to tackle large opportunities anywhere in the nation.”
When not hard at work, this father of five grown, exceptional kids and “Papa” to four beautiful grandchildren (so far!), enjoys writing, engaging in politics, and occasionally taking his “Jake the Snake” bicycle for a spin and kayaking Interior Alaska waterways.
It all started one dark and snowy night on January 19, 1954 at Great Lakes Naval Air Station in Illinois… I was blessed to be born to a highly decorated World War II naval aviator (Fonville Kelly) and his beautiful and intelligent wife (Marguerite). I grew up as a “Navy brat” for ten years before Dad retired and we moved to Corpus Christi, Texas in 1964.
My alma maters include W.B. Ray High School, University of Texas at Austin, Texas A&M at Corpus Christi, Northern Michigan University, and University of Oklahoma. Along this rather winding educational path, I acquired a high school diploma, undergraduate degree in Corporate Finance (with a second concentration in Management), a Masters Degree in Public Administration, and became a Certified Public Accountant. Following in my father’s footsteps, I joined the U.S. military in 1979 and served as an Air Force officer for almost 22 years, before retiring at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in August 2000.
Since that time, I have focused my energy and efforts in assisting a number of Alaska Native Corporations in becoming more successful and profitable while serving as a Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, President, and Chief Executive Officer. I currently have the privilege of working for Dinyea Corporation (the Alaska Native Village Corporation for Stevens Village) as their Chief Operating Officer and as the Treasurer for our four-village consortium, Tene Hut’aane, LLC.
My recreational pursuits include snow machining, boating and camping in home-style comfort in our fifth wheel with my wonderful wife of 41 years (Debra).
Dorothy Shockley, Shareholder, President and CEO of Bean Ridge Corporation, an Alaska Native Village Corporation of Manley Hot Springs, a small multi-cultural community in the interior of Alaska. She has spent the majority of her career as a liaison building productive relationships between local governments and state and national agencies.
Her 7 years as a legislative aide to a state Senator has given her a statewide knowledge of every aspect of a state economy, finances, business, education, transportation and energy. Her excellent communication skills and big picture vision affords for a good understanding of projects prior to moving forward.
Her ultimate goal is to see Bean Ridge Corporation and Tene Hut’aane LLC become one of the top 100 profitable businesses in the State and provide opportunities through business development and jobs to our shareholders.
Dorothy is Upper Koyukon Athabascan and daughter to the late Walter E. Woods, Sr of Rampart/Manley and Judy Starr Woods of Tanana/Manley Alaska. She is blessed with 3 adult children and 8 grandchildren.
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