Stan Mitchell’s background is in Law Enforcement, ranging from undercover work in Texas to Fish and Wildlife enforcement with the Alaska State Troopers. Stan is a Vietnam era veteran who has worked for many years with Veterans in Alaska particularly during his time as State Commander of AMVETS.
Stan has been on the MatSu Food Bank Board of Directors for several years, the last few as President of the Board until recently stepping down. Stan was a skydiving instructor during his time in the Army totally over 490 jumps in 22 different countries. He has resided in Alaska for the last 28 years.
Court Griffin is the owner of Count On LLC, an accounting, business consulting, and tax firm in Wasilla. Beyond his studies in years past to obtain an Accounting Degree and an MBA, he strives to build the community and provide for his young family growing up here in the Valley.
At the MatSu Food Bank, Court is a board member and Treasurer. He reviews and helps manage the financial direction of the food bank. Growing up in Fairbanks, spending time in Utah, and residing in Wasilla for several years, Court enjoys spending time with his family on outdoor adventures across the rivers and in the mountains. Striving to find the balance between work and family is important; no one thinks back on life wishing they spent more time in the office.
Lauralynn moved to Alaska July 1996, and then to the Valley in 2005. Until recently, she was the Marketing Director at Valley Performing Arts. Serving on the Board of the Mat Su Food will enable her to share her marketing talents to promote more awareness of the Mat Su Food Bank and all the wonderful programs and assistance they offer, to make sure no one in our Valley goes hungry!
Lauralynn enjoys everything the valley has to offer, especially the residents! She currently lives in Wasilla with her husband, Scot, and their fur kids, Delilah, Bally and Sirene. She enjoys exploring Alaska during the summers, camping, hiking and fishing.
Born and raised in Alaska, John was a product of the ’64 earthquake. He and his wife, Dawn, settled in Chugiak for over 30 years, where they raised their family. They relocated to Wasilla in 2017, after becoming empty nesters.
John understands what it takes to be successful. They have owned and operated numerous small businesses. John is a licensed Financial Advisor and has been in the financial services industry for over 17 years. He owns his own independent financial services practice, Diamond Willow Financial.
John has a servant heart with a passion for helping others. John has volunteered with numerous Non-Profit organizations, past and present, including; Willow Lions, Susitna Rotary Club, Mat-Su Food Bank, National Rifle Association (NRA), and many more!
Beth is a College Graduate of Southern Illinois University with a BA in Agribusiness Economics and continued studies in Agricultural Education and Economics.
She worked for 12 years in the Broadcast business prior to becoming an Insurance Agent/Financial Advisor with Country Financial in 1994. I moved from Southern Illinois to Alaska in 2001 to continue my career with Country Financial. I opened the first Country Financial Office in Wasilla in 2002 and built my business here from the ground up.
I am an active member of the Wasilla Alaska Community serving as President of the Greater Wasilla Chamber of Commerce for 2 years and on the Board of Directors for the Mat-Su Food Bank. Outside of work, you will find me showing my Bouviers at dog shows, working on art projects or painting theatrical set painting for Valley Performing Arts. I continue to expand my craft as an Oil Painter with studies in landscape painting in Italy.