Alaska Sports Hall of Fame
11901 Industry Way, STE A-9
Anchorage, AK 99515
Harlow Robinson, Executive Director
Founding member of the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame. Has been been involved with Healthy Futures since 2006, initially serving as an advisory board member. Prior to his current position Harlow worked with at-risk youth for 15 years as a direct care staff, supervisor and manager. Has served on numerous boards and commissions and is currently on the Municipality of Anchorage Parks and Recreation Commission. An accomplished mountain runner, Harlow is involved in organizing numerous Alaska sporting events. Harlow@alaskasportshall.org
Shelley Romer, Development Director
Previous to joining Healthy Futures team she was the Program and Marketing Director of Alaska Cancer Care Alliance and over the past decade she has built a strong resume in planning and business development. Shelley grew up in both rural and urban Alaska being active/enjoying the great outdoors (especially rock climbing, skiing, running and hiking). Being healthy and enjoying our amazing state, especially rock climbing, skiing, running and hiking, is very important to her and she feels very passionate about the Healthy Future’s cause! firstname.lastname@example.org
Alyse Loran, Healthy Futures Coordinator
Alyse has worked in program management, operations, and grants administration for various Anchorage nonprofits focusing on community development and youth issues around the state. A lifelong Alaskan, Alyse returned home after completing a Masters of Public Administration at the University of Washington in 2014. An avid skier, runner, and lover of the mountains, she is passionate about helping people discover the outdoors and explore new ways to be active.
Matias Saari, Healthy Futures Event Coordinator
Matias loves many forms of outdoor recreation and has organized and coordinated a variety of running events in Fairbanks and Southcentral Alaska. He has extensive experience as a newspaper reporter and has worked at the Winter Olympics, the World Cup soccer championships and the U.S. Cross Country Ski Championships. An accomplished runner, Matias is also a board member for Alaska Mountain Runners and leads an annual safety tour at the Mount Marathon Race.
Board of Directors
President/CEO Bristol Bay Native Corporation. Former state champion varsity hockey play at Robert Service H.S., graduated in 1990. Former starting defenseman; co-captain and senior year MVP, Massachusetts College. Also serves on the Rasmuson Foundation and Alaska Pacific University boards of directors.
Vice President of Planning and Business Development at Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, and previously Alaska Native Program Director, Alyeska Pipeline Service Company. Lifelong Alaskan who grew up in the southeast Alaska community of Hydaburg. He played basketball for the University of Alaska Fairbanks from 1997-2000. Selected by the National Center for the American Indian Enterprise Development’s 2015 “Native American 40 Under 40” Award. Matt played in three state championship games during his high school career for Hydaburg and Juneau-Douglas High School, respectively. In his four years of high school hoops, Carle was named to the Alaska All-State Teams three times.
Chris Myers, Secretary & Treasurer
Vice President of Investments at Wedbush Morgan Securities. Tenth American finisher in 100th anniversary running of Boston Marathon. Multiple All-Conference and All-Western Region honors for Chico State University Track and Cross Country teams.
Charter Member and past President of Benton Bay Athletics Lions Club and UAA Blueliners Hockey Boosters. Former Anchorage Hockey Association Coach. Winner of the UAA Blueliners Brush Christiansen Trailblazer Award. University of Alaska Anchorage Seawolf Hall of Fame Member.
CEO of The Alaska Community Foundation. A four-time Olympian in Cross-Country Skiing, Nina claimed a record 18 U.S. National Championships in Cross Country Skiing. She won the Seward’s Mount Marathon race nine times and was inducted into the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame in 2009. Serves as a Member of the U.S. Olympic Committee Board of Directors.
Former External Affairs Specialist, Philanthropy & Community Services, ConocoPhillips Alaska. Board Member of Juneau Jazz & Classics. Past President, former Board Member of Alaska Junior Theater. Life-long outdoor enthusiast and sports fan.
Owner, American Multiplex Properties. Former Mayor of Anchorage. Former Chairman of Anchorage Bid Committee for Olympic Winter Games. Former Chairman Anchorage Municipal Assembly. Winner of Alaska Small Business Person of the Year, Alaska Elected Official of the Year and Denali Award for Alaskan of the Year. Author of My Wonderful Life with Diabetes and What I Should Eat to Solve Diabetes, Lose Weight, and Get Healthy and Your Type 2 Diabetes Lifeline.
Counselor at Law and Shareholder of Foley, Foley & Pearson, P.C. Past President of Anchorage International Rotary, Anchorage Estate Planning Counsel and former co-chair of the Anchorage Estate Planning Section. Avid sports fan and middle of the pack race finisher.
Former Board Members:
- Jim Balamaci (2006-2018)
- Brad Precosky (2006-2011)
- Reggie Joule (2006- 2014)
- Rosie Fletcher (2007)
Beth Bragg, Panel Chair
Sports Editor, Anchorage Daily News. Sports reporter, sports editor for Alaska Dispatch News and Anchorage Daily News 1986-present. Winner of multiple awards from the Associated Press Sports Editors, the Northwest Society for Professional Journalists and Alaska Press Club. Covered four Winter Olympics.
TV broadcaster of local sports in interior Alaska for over 35 years. Bruce has called over 1,000 games for Alaska Nanooks Division 1 Hockey since 1987. He has also covered Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race, Great Alaska Shoot Out and Top of World Classic basketball tourneys, Alaska Gold Kings hockey and Fairbanks Ice Dogs hockey. UAF men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball, World Eskimo Indian Olympics. High school football, basketball and baseball, arena football and youth sports. Bruce is also a baseball umpire and avid bowler. Inducted into the Fairbanks Hockey Hall of Fame.
Author of more than 100 books on Alaska and sports. Sports reporter, sports columnist and sports editor for Anchorage Daily News for 17 years. Winner of more than 300 journalism awards, including multiple honors from the Alaska Press Club, the Northwest Society for Professional Journalists, the Associated Press Sports Editors, the U.S. Basketball Writers and the Best Sports Stories series. Enshrined in the U.S. Basketball Writers Hall of Fame in 2018. Currently columnist, sports columnist and outdoors writer for the Cody Enterprise in Cody Wyoming.
Longtime sports administrator, organizer and running coach in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley. Michael’s varied interests have nurtured a career involving education, politics, technology, sports, and Alaska’s wilderness. Michael’s passion for sports was seeded playing hockey and baseball with his neighborhood friends in Spenard, AK.
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner sports editor. Previously a sports writer for the Anchorage Times and Anchorage Daily News and sports editor for the Arlington Times, a weekly newspaper in Washington state. Multiple award winner of Society of Professional Journalists Pacific Northwest Region Excellence in Journalism Contest and Alaska Press Club contest. Served on the national selection committee for the Hobey Baker Memorial Award for college hockey and has been a media voter for the John R. Wooden Award for men’s and women’s college basketball.
Coached basketball, volleyball, flag football and track over the past 20 years at Kodiak High School and Dimond High School and has guided multiple teams to State Championships. Former Athletic Director at Kodiak High School. Currently the head coach for Dimond Flag Football and Girls Track and Field. Event director for numerous local and statewide high school sporting events. Born and raised in Kenai, Alaska
Keith Perkins is a life-long Sitkan and a 3+ decades high school sports official across the sports of basketball, baseball, softball, and volleyball in Region V and at state tournaments. He also recruits and trains sports officials in Southeast Alaska. When he is not on the court or field, he is behind a public-address mic helping create a fun atmosphere for the student athletes. In his “spare time,” he works for USDA Rural Development covering Southeast Alaska.
Spent 34 years as a sports reporter and columnist at the Anchorage Daily News, where he served as the principal hockey writer covering UAA, the Alaska Aces and all levels of the game. Won ECHL Outstanding Media Award four times and remains only multiple winner of that honor. Briefly a below-average quarterback at Bartlett High. Never finished dead last at Crow Pass Crossing backcountry marathon, but occasionally flirted with that distinction.
Former Selection Panel Members:
- Dennis Egan (2006-2011)
- Joe Floyd (2006-2007)
- Bob Eley (2006-2017)
- Steve Nerland (2006-2017)
- George Houston (2012-2017)