Meet the Team
Our SOLVE Alaska Team
President / CEO
Butch came to Alaska over 30 years ago with a young family and a dream to live the Alaskan life. He is Married to his wife Kelli of 40 years and together have 2 adult children and 3 grand children.
His love for Alaska and all it has to offer has kept him busy over the years. He spent years on the back of a dog sled covering thousands of miles across Alaska. With the dog sled life now behind him, he now has focused his attention to snowmachines and will compete in the 2024 Iron Dog race from Big Lake to Nome Alaska. He was a little league coach for many years, involved with Lions club, a volunteer firefighter and today is a retired law enforcement officer.
He is a U S Navy veteran who proudly served his country.
Vice President / Treasurer
Kelli has always been a strong supporter of our veteran warriors. In 1996, she pulled a POW/MIA bracelet out of a bowl at a local VFW hall and still has it to this day. For years she has honored the life and service of Air Force pilot Major George H Jourdenais, MIA in Vietnam,1967.
In 2001, her husband Butch contacted George Jourdenais' family and told them about Kelli's honoring of their family member.
She was gifted 4 different photographs of him by the family, which she still today proudly displays.
She has been a proud supporter of her families sports endeavors over the years and the loudest cheering section for all of them. She is a retired Post Master.
Although not a veteran herself, she is a staunch supporter of all of our veterans.
Nathan was born and raised in Oregon, but now enjoys life here in Alaska.
He is married to his wife Monica for 10 years and together they have 2 daughters. Olivia, 14 and Saylor, 7 along with 4 golden retrievers and a cat.
Growing up on a farm, Nathan found he loved being in the outdoors and staying busy. From driving tractors, to tending to animals. The farm life kept him busy. His grandfather instilled in him a work ethic, second to none. In his youth he was an exceptional BMX racer, touring throughout the Pacific Northwest each weekend.
He is a project coordinator specialist for a countertop manufacturing company.
He is a US Army veteran who served proudly and today supports all veterans he encounters in his life.