Staff

Cari-Ann Carty

Executive Director

Cari-Ann was appointed executive director of the Alaska Process Industry Careers Consortium in March of 2015. In addition to having more than 20 years of leadership experience in Alaska, Cari-Ann has an abundance of enthusiasm for education and a deep passion for Alaska. She holds a bachelor’s degree in organizational management from Alaska Pacific University and a certificate of nonprofit management from University of Alaska Fairbanks. Prior to her appointment as executive director, she held several positions at APICC, including program coordinator, manager, and deputy director. Cari-Ann is a life-long Alaskan, born in Adak. She has spent most of her life residing in Anchorage but has also lived in King Cove and the Mat-Su Valley.

Mandy Beaulieu

Training Manager

Mandy Beaulieu comes to us from Construction Education Foundation Inc and The Associated General Contractors of Alaska, where she supported CEF/AGC in the role of Training Director.  While working for CEF/AGC Mandy became a Certified Master Trainer and Administrator through the   National Center of Construction and Education Research ( NCCER). In addition to running the NCCER program, Mandy Co-chaired the Alaska Storm Water Steering Committee with regulatory agencies throughout the state to help develop and maintain the Alaska Certified Erosion and Sediment Lead Course. She graduated from UAA with a BA in English Education in 2010 and started working at AGC in 2010.

In 2006, Mandy moved to Alaska from Florida. In addition to her duties at APICC, she is the Treasurer for Alaska Association for Career and Technical Education. As a NCCER sponsor, she’s reached over 20 school districts and have over 150 certified instructors. Worked with school districts/ post-secondary / Industry with curriculum development all over the state.  She has facilitated Alaska Certified Erosion and Sediment Lead (AK-CESCL) Training, How to Write a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) training, as well as Construction Quality Management (CQM) Training.

Mandy has a passion for connecting veterans with fulfilling and rewarding careers in the industry.

Krystal Crawford 

Training Manager

Krystal joined the APICC team in March 2018, serving as Training Programs Manager for the North Slope Training Cooperative (NSTC). Krystal has a strong background in education, outreach, training and development. Prior to APICC, she worked for the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education (ACPE) in a variety of roles, including Training and Development Specialist for the Alaska Career Information System (AKCIS), and the ACPE Success Center and Communications Manager. Krystal has professional experience in leveraging technology to create comprehensive training resources, and is excited for the opportunity to help modernize NSTC programs and practices.

 

Krystal holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Public Communication from the University of Alaska Anchorage, and a Master of Arts in Organizational Management from Wayland Baptist University. A transplant from the Northeast, in 2007 Krystal bought a one-way ticket to Alaska and has proudly called this state “home” ever since. When not at work, she can be found building a dry cabin in the woods of Talkeetna, casting flies in the Kenai, or exploring the Chugach mountains.

Cassie Ostrander

Communications Director

Cassie began working for APICC in August of 2008, as an Americorps VISTA.  As a VISTA she assisted with APICC’s Priority Occupations Report and career outreach initiatives.  After completing her time with Americorps, Cassie was hired full time to fill the role of NSTC Program Assistant where she assisted with the day-to-day operations of the North Slope Training Cooperative.   In April of 2015, she was promoted to the position of Communications Specialist, where she has the opportunity to use her talent for creative design and technical expertise in designing APICC’s promotional and outreach materials. She is also responsible for newsletters, media contacts, press releases, member communications and social media.

Cassie holds an Associates degree in Arts and Sciences from Grand Rapids Community College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Her focus at GRCC was on Biology and Journalism.  After receiving her AA, she transfered to Eastern Michigan University, located in Ypsilanti, Michigan, and majored in Public Law and Government, with a minor in Journalism.

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Ashleigh Russell

Training Programs Coordinator

Ashleigh provides administrative support in the APICC office and customer service to our members. She came to APICC from the Chariot Group, where she advanced positions rapidly and quickly proved herself exceptionally capable. Ashleigh is a lifelong Alaskan, graduate of Palmer High School, and enjoys the outdoors, camping and fishing.