Our TKC Staff and Leaders are dedicated to enriching the lives of TKC’s shareholders and descendants by making viable business decisions that will enhance our land, culture and the lives of our people.
Desiree Gill is the human resource and payroll manager for TKC and Tumeq family of Companies. Desiree joined TKC in 2014. She has 20-plus years of experience in human resource, payroll & benefits. Prior to working for TKC, Desiree served 10 years as director of payroll for the government sector of NANA under Akima.
Desiree is an active member of the Northern Lights Payroll Association, American Payroll Association and Society of Human Resource Management. Desiree is a Certified Payroll Professional and holds a Bachelor of Science in International Studies with a minor in Communication from Southern Oregon University.
She enjoys giving back to the community by volunteering for Girls Scouts, Dimond High PTSA and TomoNoKai (Japanese Parent organization). Desiree has been married to Jonathan Gill since 1993 and has 2 children, Alex & Delaney Gill, who are 5th generation Alaskans.
Winona is a lifelong Alaskan, born in Anchorage and currently resides in Chugiak. In 2008 she changed careers and took a job with Suulutaaq, the construction subsidiary, and was transferred to Tumeq in 2011. She enjoys all aspects of her job and is grateful for the opportunity to work for Tumeq/TKC.
Cheryl Tanner is the Accountant for The Kuskokwim Corporation and its subsidiaries. She has been with TKC since 2008, working with accounts payable, issuing shareholder dividend checks, and doing payroll for all of TKC’s subsidiary company employees. Prior to her work with TKC, Cheryl worked more than 20 years in retail management.
Cheryl has lived in Eagle River since 1974. She has been married to Matt Tanner for 25 years, and they have two beautiful daughters. In her spare time, Cheryl and her family spend as much time as possible in the great outdoors and out on the water fishing.
Amanda Sagmoen is a Class B shareholder, originally from Stony River, who began working for TKC in December 2009. She is the executive administrator, responsible for corporate records where she safeguards the board meeting minutes, articles, and bylaws of the Kuskokwim Corporation. In addition, she created a database that houses significant corporate records documents dating back to TKC’s inception. She has written articles for annual reports and newsletters, arranged travel, and composes the minutes for board and annual meetings.
Amanda, a decorated administrative professional, is pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with hopes to graduate next year. In her free time she enjoys biking, snowmachining and arts and crafts.
Sarah Gallt is the daughter of Denise Chappel of Talkeetna and Charlie Linnell of Valdez, and the granddaughter of Mary T. Gober (Kameroff) of Anchorage, originally from Upper Kalskag. Sarah is a TKC Class B shareholder. She graduated from Susitna Valley High School in 2004, and attended UAA.
Sarah began working at TKC in August of 2013, first as receptionist and in the shareholder records department. Sarah now works in the community relations and land departments, communicating with TKC shareholders about important projects and assisting with land issues.
Sarah is a proud mother of two boys, Andrew and Judson, who are both TKC Class B shareholders. She loves to cook, go camping, pick berries and is learning how to bead.