The biological diversity and cultural uniqueness of our region is mirrored by the diversity of dedicated individuals on our team.
Interim Executive Director
San Anselmo, CA & Cordova, AK
In 1993 Carol began working with Dune on the public interest litigant lawsuit that stopped a planned 75,000 acre clearcut on Eyak lands in the Exxon Valdez spillzone. This effort started a domino effect of development-rights purchases across Prince William Sound and ultimately more than 700,000 acres of trees and salmon habitat were saved. After that victory, she sold her successful business and started working full-time on Chugach, Copper River and Prince William Sound issues with Dune. She also works closely with the Gwich’in Steering Committee on the Arctic Refuge preservation challenge. A graduate of American University in Washington DC, Carol Hoover is a lifelong environmentalist and is co-founder of the Eyak Preservation Council. Before working with EPC, Carol was the owner and creative director of an award-winning and internationally recognized consulting firm in San Francisco; she developed marketing strategies and brand identities for such clients as British Telecom, Pacific Telesis, Paramount Parks, Firemen’s Fund, Novel, ABC News, Bank of America and Winterland Productions. At Winterland Productions, she met with and directed the merchandising for hundreds of famous musicians.
Oshiana Black is the daughter of a Cordova fishing family that for many years has weathered the ups and downs of the Cordova area fisheries, including the devastation of the Exxon Valdez oil spill. With a background in commercial fishing, she also has a Bachelors of Arts degree in English from Western Washington University. Oshiana has a young daughter whom she hopes will be able to grow up surrounded by the incredible beauty of Cordova and Prince William Sound as she herself has.
Jeannie Gambill has been working as an accountant for over 15 years. She received her Master's degree in Accounting in 2010 and has a BA in Education. Her expertise includes non-profit and for-profit accounting. Jeannie is a native New Yorker and made Alaska her home in 2012. Jeannie has previous experience working for charter schools and CPA firms where she handled a number of non-profit clients. Jeannie is responsible for all of the EPC accounting and bookkeeping. She is a mother of three, an accomplished piano player and loves to sing.