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  • Quill

  • GreenSparc

  • Wind Talker

  • PhoenUX

  • Capitol Hill Consulting

  • Capitol Funding Solutions

  • FORT+



Quill Solutions is a project and construction management firm that can plan, engineer, permit and build broadband solutions in rural Alaska. Their team of technology experts specialize in telecommunications and business systems and can implement connectivity from end-to-end.


Bryan Maracle


Bryan Maracle

Bryan is a citizen of the Mohawk Nation and grew up in Akwesasne. As a professional project manager and business systems expert, he has extensive experience delivering projects (of all kinds) in rural Alaska. As a technologist trained in Traditional and Western science, his work has centered around building successful start-ups, from programs to businesses, that are financially sustainable and serve the public good. Before founding Quill, he founded the world's largest indigenous observation network (ION) through the Yukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed Council. ION is a community-based science network that covers the Yukon River Watershed. Beyond his extensive work with Tribes, he was the architect, implementer, and trainer for the end-to-end site management and compliance solution used by Alaska's largest telecom. When he is not in the office he is spending time with his family, hunting to feed three growing boys, or jumping out of perfectly good airplanes.

Tiffany Tutiakoff


Tiffany Tutiakoff

Tiffany, Yup’ik and Dena’ina, is an award-winning communicator and CEO and owner of Northwest Strategies, an Alaska Native and woman-owned full-service brand marketing and communications firm headquartered in Anchorage. Tiffany’s two decades of communications experience encompasses a wide variety of industry and special topic areas, from tourism, tech and retail to public health, social justice, and tribal affairs. While at Northwest Strategies, Tiffany and her team spent two years bringing Verizon to market and familiarizing the corporation with Alaska, Alaska Native Peoples and ways of life. Additionally, under her leadership, Northwest Strategies made statistically significant strides improving the health and wellness of Alaskans by reducing smoking among youth, enacting policy to protect the health of Alaskans and, in an effort to curb obesity, reducing consumption of sugary beverages among children and increasing water intake. Furthermore, Tiffany and team rolled out the very first large-scale, coordinated marketing effort under the U.S. Dept. of Justice Office on Violence Against Women to raise awareness of domestic violence and shine light on Missing and Murdered Indigenous People nationwide. Prior to her 17 years at Northwest Strategies, Tiffany worked for several Alaska Native Corporations and advocacy organizations, including CIRI, Alaska Federation of Natives and Alaska Newspapers. Tiffany’s lived and worked all over Alaska, and calls Anchorage home.

Matt Perdew


Matt Perdew

Matt Perdew is a Retired Disabled US Air Force Veteran who spent 10 years flying on the E-3 AWACS in Oklahoma, Germany and ultimately moving to Anchorage, Alaska after he married his wife in 2003. He retired from the USAF in 2016 as the Deputy Joint Interface Control Officer for the Alaska NORAD Region and was the Director of Command and Control Future Plans and Programs for the Alaska Air Defense Sector. His expertise was focused on the area of Command and Control Network Architecture, Design, Implementation and Deployment. Matt retired in April of 2016, he had a vision of creating a software-based network infrastructure that turned every radio enabled device into an ad hoc mesh network node. He subsequently launched Wind Talker Innovations, Inc and began development of their flagship product, Osmosis. He led Wind Talker through five rounds of fundraising and grew the company from two employees to well over 100 with a. multitude of products in the inventory and substantial contract awards from the DoD, US Air Force and US Army as government customers and some of the biggest names in telecom as deployment partners. Matt transitioned to PhoenUX, Inc., a software-based ecosystem which allows for the tokenization of illiquid assets into a powerful, crypto-based rewards platform. PhoenUX is focused on developing and supporting the microeconomies that will grow in the coming years as the digital divide is closed.

Gerad Godfrey


Gerad Godfrey

Gerad is an Alaska Native whose parents’ lineages are from two different Alutiiq Villages in the Kodiak Archipelago. He is a tribal member of the Native Village of Port Lions, where he serves on the Tribal Council. Gerad is a shareholder with Afognak Native Corporation, where he served as Chair and Vice Chair on the Board of Directors. He is also a shareholder with Koniag Regional Corporation and Ouzinkie Native Corporation. Gerad has a diversity of experience in the broadband industry. In 2014, he took an appointment to serve on FirstNet’s Tribal Working Group (TWG) where he currently serves as Chair and the last original member, and only Alaskan, serving on the TWG. In 2015, Gerad took a senior cabinet appointment to serve as the Senior Advisor on Rural Business and Intergovernmental Affairs in Governor Walker’s administration, where he was designated as the Walker Administration’s point person on Alaska telecommunications and broadband. In 2021, he served on Governor Dunleavy’s Broadband Task Force as Vice Chair and as a member of the Technical Subcommittee.

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