Meet Our Team

Vide Kroto – Executive Director

Extensive experience overseeing Tebughna Foundation and staff operations including approval and planning of projects for development, grants applied for, funding allotment to projects, and foundation accountability.  

Shane Preuit – Bookkeeper 

Bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Alaska Anchorage. Leads on all financial processes for the Foundation. He is responsible for all accounts payable, accounts receivable, and setting up accounting files.

Edna Standifer – Language Teacher

Edna Standifer is a Dena’ina Language Instructor through Tebughna Foundation’s DPP program since 2020. She earned her bachelor’s degree from UAA and is in the process of earning a certificate in Dena’ina Language Instruction from UAA as well. Edna is passionate about learning and sharing Tebughna’s way of life through language.

Marie Francis – Solar Program Manager

Sustainable energy occupational endorsement from UAF and 7+ years of experience working for tribes and tribal nonprofits. She administers the solar program, applies for grant funding, creates and shares educational and promotional materials for community energy awareness, and coordinates partnerships, contracts, and technical assistance. 

Jaci Mellot – Grant Writer

MBA with 15 years serving Alaskan residents through innovative collaboration, marketing, and technical writing support to advance community projects. 

AndreAnne Massa – Administrative Assistant

Assists the executive director and staff in day-to-day operations, attends and records meetings, administers the website and information processes, and files program applications and other documents.