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! Qapuk


Jesstin Qapuk Patterson. Jesstin’s parents are Richard and Dolly Patterson. Jesstin was born in Kotzebue and raised in Barrow. He was named after his aana, Maryann Mendenhall of Kotzebue. Jesstin is currently an intern for NANA WorleyParsons and will be graduating from UAF with his Petroleum Engineering and Math degree in December 2016.

“Learning is an opportunity to strengthen the brain, never stop and reap the endless reward of success! It’s been positive influence being surrounded by and introduced to such a wonderful think tank of minds. Working for NANA WorleyParsons most definitely rings near and dear to my heart as I completely agree with bettering the lives of our people and I certainly feel I have the opportunity to do so working for a company like this.”

Shareholder Success! Natchiqnaqti


Arthur Natchiqnaqti Prentice III. Arthur was raised in Anchorage. His parents are Maria DeBruin (Miller) and the late Arthur Prentice. His grandparents are the late George Miller of Kotzebue and Lena Koenig of Point Lay. Arthur is being developed in the culinary field at NMS. He started as a pot washer and is currently a Baker at Red Dog.

“I’m learning everything I can from my fellow coworkers. I am always teaching and coaching new and old employees to teach them what I have learned on my way up to my current position. My goal is to become a Chef or General Manager of NMS. I practice and believe in the NMS Core Values.”

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