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John Forsi

John Forsi

(Class of 2007) John shares with us, My name is John Forsi and I graduated from CIA in 2007. I live in Tempe, Arizona and I work for an electrical contractor on a very large computer chip manufacturing project. I have an amazing girlfriend, Rachel, who I’ve been...

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Melissa (Moffis) Knuth

Melissa (Moffis) Knuth

(Class of 2007) Melissa shares with us, “I am currently back in Alaska. I graduated from Franciscan University in 2012 with my degree in Education, got married two days later, and started my family life. My husband is an amazing supportive man. He is a real estate...

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Sydney Carey

Sydney Carey

(Class of 2016) Sydney shares with us, I just graduated from beauty school last Wednesday and will be taking state boards in January to get my license to start doing what I love! I’m applying now to get a temporary license that lasts till I can take my state boards....

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Greg Brown

Greg Brown

(Class of 2004) Greg lives in Anchorage and is in his 8th year working for Alaska Communications. When asked what he does for Alaska Communications, Greg explained, “ I am a Service Delivery Lead, which basically means I coordinate getting things from point A to point...

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Brian Beeson

Brian Beeson

(Class of 2005) Brian graduated from Corban University in Salem, Oregon with a BS in Business Administration in 2009. He is now working at Beemuns, a business that has been in his family for years, and one which most Soldotna residents frequent often! He and his wife,...

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Megan Bauder

Megan Bauder

(Class of 2013) Megan shares with us, “I am currently finishing up my degree at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, WA. I am a Biology major with a specialization in Biomedical Sciences, as well as a Chemistry minor. I got a really awesome opportunity to join...

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Kiana Beddow

Kiana Beddow

(Class of 2011) Kiana shares this update with us: “My name is Kiana Beddow and I graduated in 2011. I started working at St. Elias Brewing company the summer I graduated and then took a short break when I moved to Burbank, CA for special effects makeup school. When I...

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Connor Barry

Connor Barry

(Class of 2000) Connor graduated in the Class of 2000, and has a hard time believing it’s been that long ago already! He celebrated 13 years of marriage to his wife, Alicia, this past summer. They have three growing boys (Jack, Ben and Sam) who keep them very busy....

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Robert Dederick

Robert Dederick

(Class of 2008) Robert shares with us: “A few years following graduation from Cook Inlet, I attended KPC to study emergency medical technology. For the past two years, I have enjoyed working with young people thru Alaska’s division of juvenile justice. In my off time...

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Luke Myers

Luke Myers

(Class of 2003) After high school, Luke attended Grace College where he met his wife, Jamie, and married in 2006. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in English Writing from Southern New Hampshire University. Currently, he works for the City of Raleigh’s 911...

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Miranda (Zindel) Strong

Miranda (Zindel) Strong

I live in Anchorage with my 2 sons, JJ (6) and Calvin (4). I recently left the state after serving as an assistant attorney general. Now I'm associate general counsel and chief ethics and compliance officer with Bering Straits Native Corporation. I'm grateful for our...

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Ryan Fowler

Ryan Fowler

(Class of 2005) Ryan shares, “After high school, I attended Corban College for 2 years. I met a great girl whom I knew I was going to marry, so I took a break from college and joined the California Army National Guard. I attended basic and advanced training and was...

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