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Fritz Johnson, President

F/V Jazz
Seat C (Alaska Resident) – Term ends 2020
Dillingham, Alaska

Committees: President of the board serves as ex-officio member of all committees.

Fritz Johnson has fished Bristol Bay for 28 years, and says that he is “as enthusiastic about the opportunities ahead as the day I got into this business.” In addition to his off-season staff work for the Bristol Bay Economic Development Commission, Fritz has worked in both public relations and publishing. He brings a strong commitment to accountability, frugality and transparency to his work on the board.


Reba Temple

F/V Cloud 9
Seat A (Alaska Resident) – Term ends 2022
Unalaska, Alaska

Committees: Finance, PR/Outreach, Quality


Patrick O’Neill

F/V Koyukuk
Seat D (Non-Alaska Resident) - Term ends 2022
Des Moines, Washington

Committees: Sustainability, Marketing, PR/Outreach 


Nels Ure

F/V Coachman II
Ex-Officio - Term ends 2020
Kodiak, Alaska

Committees: Sustainability, PR/Outreach


Larry Kenneth Christensen - Secretary/Treasurer

F/V Lyra
Seat F (Open Residency) – Term ends 2020
Freeland, Washington

Committees: Finance, Marketing, Governance

Larry Christensen started fishing at age five, and leased his first boat at 13. He fished the Copper River and Prince William Sound for 23 years and shifted his operation to Bristol Bay in 1998. He has a degree in business with an emphasis on accounting and law, and has been extremely active in Alaska fish policy and politics for many years, including eight years as drift representative on the Prince William Sound Aquaculture Corporation.

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Michael Jackson - Vice President

F/V Kelley J
Seat E (Non-Alaska Resident) – Term ends 2021
Bellingham, Washington

Committees: Marketing, Sustainability,  Governance

Michael “MJ” Jackson has fished in Bristol Bay for over 30 years. He has spawned two son’s that are also boat and permit owners in Bristol Bay and plans on spending the remainder of his fishing career following them around and setting in front of them whenever possible. His strengths are few and his weaknesses many, but his one saving grace is his commitment to soliciting fleet input in all BBRSDA program proposals as well as transparency in all Board decisions. His goal is to have the BBRSDA achieve its’ full potential in meeting our Mission Statement, “Maximizing the value of the Bristol Bay fishery for the benefit of our members.”

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Tim Cook

F/V Dead Red
Seat B (Alaska Resident) - Term ends June 2021
Anchorage, Alaska

Committees: Quality, Governance


Hans Rodvik

F/V Equinox
Seat G (Open Residency) – Term ends 2022
Anchorage, Alaska

Committees: Quality, Finance