Meet Our Directors & Staff

Our Board and Staff are your family, neighbors, and friends with deep roots in the community. Contact us if you have any questions or feedback for our team, or drop by the office and say hello. We work year round to manage our property, engage with the community, protect the environment, and assist shareholders with their needs.


  • Verna Henninger - Chairperson

  • Shari Jensen - President

  • Donald Bremner - Vice President

  • Martha Indreland - Secretary

  • James Thomas - Treasurer

  • Sheri Nelson - Director

  • Theodore Valle Sr. - Director

  • Marvin Adams – Director

  • Jeremiah James – Director

The Yak-Tat Kwaan, Inc. Board of Directors provide governance and guidance for the organization and our investments. They are elected to four year terms by a vote of the Shareholders. More about the Board and what they do and when they meet etc about the board.




Shari jensen / President/ceo

Shari Jensen was born in Yakutat and has lived most of her life there. When she wasn’t living in Yakutat, she lived in Anchorage, Juneau, and Vancouver, Washington and is currently happy to be living back in Yakutat again. She is a shareholder of Yak-Tat Kwaan, Inc., Sealaska Corporation, and has a few inherited shares of Shee-Atika, Inc. in Sitka.

Shari was hired in 1989 as the Office Manager with Yak-Tat Kwaan, Inc. and served in this capacity until she was elected to the board in December of 1993. Since then, she has served as a board member for a total of 19 years. In November of 1998, Shari was elected as the first woman to serve as President and has served a combined total of eight years between then and present. Shari received her Bachelor of Business Degree with emphasis in Management in 2011 from the University of Alaska, Southeast. She was elected President on November 12, 2017 and is currently serving in this capacity at Yak-Tat Kwaan, Inc. in Yakutat.


Ricardo Tejeda / bookkeeper

Ricardo has lived in Yakutat most of his life. He is a graduate of Yakutat High, and holds a Bachelors degree in Accounting from University of Alaska at Anchorage. He is experienced as a commercial fisherman (gillnet).