We are a wife-husband team that cares deeply about the Alaskan wilderness, climate change, and community.
Brie Van Dam is an atmospheric chemist (PhD, Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, University of Colorado) who loves snow and northern regions. She spent five years leading the baseline environmental monitoring program at an ecological research station north of the Brooks Range. She now works in the nonprofit sector providing scientific support for community-led monitoring and climate change projects in the circumpolar north.
Stefan Milkowski moved to Alaska in 2005 and has worked as a newspaper reporter, weatherization technician, and carpenter. He is a journeyman carpenter with Carpenters Local 1243 and has studied timber-framing at the North House Folk School in Grand Marais, MN and with instructors from TimberHomes Vermont and the Yestermorrow Design/Build School. He serves on the board of the Northern Alaska Environmental Center.