Shareholder Success

NANA’s mission is to improve the quality of life for our people. Since 2014, NANA Development Corporation (NDC) has provided over 228 opportunities to help achieve this mission through training, employment and development opportunities for NANA shareholders. Development has been focused in these areas:


Shareholder Success Stories

Shareholder Success! Elgurak


Stan Elgurak Ratcliff Jr. Stan is the son of Stan Ratcliff Sr. and Elsie Curtis. Stan grew up in Palmer. Stan started as an IT Intern with WHPacific. Since joining NDC in 2009, Stan has advanced from a Service Desk Technician to a Systems Architect. He is certified in many IT technologies and supports critical business systems for NDC, Akima, and WHPacific.

“The training, mentoring and professional development that NANA has provided over the years have allowed me to step into many different roles with the necessary skills to succeed. The pace is fast and the job is challenging but the teamwork makes this opportunity one that is very rewarding. Don’t let opportunities pass you by, there are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.”

Shareholder Success! Anausuk


Janelle Anausuk Sharp. Janelle’s parents are Suzanne Sharp (maiden name Mendehall) of Kotzebue and Timothy Sharp of Missouri. Janelle was a Chemistry college intern at WHPacific and is now employed as an Environmental Technician at WHPacific.

“The knowledge I gained from my internships with WHPacific, Inc. set me up for immediate employment after graduation from college. As I reached the upper level courses of my degree program (Chemistry) I was able to interpret and analyze data for remediation projects and therefor contribute to ongoing cleanup efforts. I work with incredible mentors who give guidance in professionalism and who have given me opportunities to take ownership of projects that will further my career in the environmental industry.”

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