I was born in Seward in 1961, and, have been a resident of the City of Kenai ever since. My family homesteaded in the Kenai area in 1948, so in my early years I was raised in a fishing family with a simi-subsistence lifestyle. With my wife Lilly of 32 years, we raised two professionally successful daughters here in Kenai. Professionally, I am a civil engineer, and have been working in the field for over 35 years. I am active as a member of the Kenai City Council, President of the Kenai Community Foundation, Commander of the Kenai Composite CAP Squadron, and board member of the Kenai Historical Society. My hobbies include flying, gardening, cooking, and fishing.
I was born in Soldotna in 1962. I was raised in Nikiski and since 1988 have resided in the City of Kenai. I attended Nikiski elementary, Kenai Junior High and I Kenai Central High School. After graduating I married my high school sweetheart in 1983. My husband Brian and I have three children who are grown with families of their own. We have 6 wonderful grandchildren.
In the summers, we commercial setnet fish on Kalifornsky Beach and spend our winters at our full time jobs. I am the Administrative Secretary at Kenai Central High School and have been employed with the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District for 26 years. I am the Agency Representative for the City of Kenai on the Kenai Rivers Special Management Area Board, Secretary of District 30 Republicans, President of the Alaska Federation of Republican Women, Chair of Beautification Committee for the City of Kenai, a member of the Kenai Community Foundation and the Secretary/Treasurer for the Kenai Peninsula Fishermen’s Association. My involvement in my community is important to me and volunteering is a priority. I enjoy gardening, walking on the beach, agate and seaglass hunting, fishing from my dock,working in my greenhouse, reading a good book, working in my yard and spending time with my family.
Mr. Will Chervenak was born and raised in the pacific northwest and attended public school in the Spokane Valley. He then attended Eastern Washington University where he graduated in 2013 with a Bachelors in Business Administration and a Master’s in Education: Secondary teaching. Soon after graduating from EWU, Will secured a teaching assignment with the Northwest Artic Borough School district in Ambler, Alaska. During that same year, Will and His then finance Krista Sandahl, were married.
After teaching English and History in Ambler for one year, Mr. Chervenak secured a position in Soldotna at the Soldotna Prep School for the 2014-2015 school year. Will taught 9th grade English Language Arts and Physical Education at Soldotna Prep until 2018. In the 2018-2019 school year, Will finished his second Education Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership, obtained his Alaska State administrator’s license, and worked as the Prep school’s intervention specialist.
In the 2019-2020 school year, Mr. Chervenak was hired as the assistant principal at Kenai Central High School and is still employed in this capacity today.
He and his wife Krista, live in the Kenai area with their four children and enjoy fishing, camping, athletics, and spending time as a family.
I spent the first two years of my life in Alaska, arriving on a pillow in 1961. In 1963, we moved back to Montana where I grew up. I arrived in Alaska for the second time with my husband on August 1, 1984. We have lived in Kenai ever since, raised our four children and built our life here. Two of our four children remain in Alaska and we have three “perfect” grandchildren.
Growing up, my mother taught us the importance of service to our community, giving back to make the community we live in better. To that end, I have spent the last 15 years on the City of Kenai’s Harbor Commission and Planning and Zoning Commission. Most recently, I served briefly on the Kenai City Council, am now a member of the Republican Party and Kenai Historical Society. I also served 13 years on the Local Emergency Planning Committee, representing industry and the public at large.
In 2018, I received my Process Technology Degree at Kenai Peninsula College, fulfilling my desire to obtain a college degree.
My hobbies include spending time with family, gardening, canning, fiber work, embroidery and agate hunting on the beach.
Robert T. Peterkin II
Robert T Peterkin II was born in Anchorage, Alaska in 1968 and has lived in Kenai ever since. Robert, a 1987 Kenai Central High School graduate, started R&K Industrial inc. in 1988 and was president of the company until 2004 when he sold the company to ASRC. Robert was also the founder of Atigun INC. Today, Robert is a 50% owner of Triangle Recycling LLC., Metalizing Inc., North Wind Properties LLC. and M&R Properties. He is also a past president of the Kenai Chamber of Commerce and the Kenai Petroleum Club. Robert is one of the founders of the Kenai Peninsula Youth Foundation (KPYF), that owns the Kenai River Brown Bears, a junior A hockey team. Along with serving on the Board at Cook Inlet RCAC and KPYF, Robert sits on the Alaska State Chamber of Commerce board. Robert is also the vice president of Mattie Farm. He regularly attends Kenai Christian Church. Robert has an amazing wife Shannon, five awesome children Craig, Elisabeth, Jolie, Shaylie and Zac. As a proud father, his main interest is spending time with his children; however, he also enjoys the outdoors, mushroom hunting, fishing, boating, riding side by sides, and, of course, snow machining.
My husband, Joe and I have lived in Kenai for 44 years, raised 4 wonderful daughters, and now enjoy 6 grandchildren. Currently I am president of Kenai Historical Society, secretary / treasurer of the Unocal Retirees, and a CASA volunteer for the Kenaize Tribal Court and state court. In the summertime I enjoy fishing, camping, gardening, and traveling Alaska. In the wintertime I enjoy catching up with friends, reading, knitting, playing computer games, and the quiet times. Year around I enjoy community volunteer work in Kenai.