Sasha Anderstrom

Sasha Anderstrom / Administrative Assistant

Sasha Anderstrom / Administrative Assistant

Sasha Anderstrom, born Sasha Vale, is the daughter of John & Nellie Vale. Her Tlingit name is Keilk’iTlaa and she is from the moon house (Dis Hit) in the humpy salmon clan (Kineix Kwaan).She is also a daughter of the brown bear clan (Teikweidee). She is married to Matthew Anderstrom of the shark clan and house (Wooshkeetaan) and they have three children, Devlin, Niko, and Nellie.

Sasha graduated from Yakutat High School in 2004 as Valedictorian and graduated from the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 2014 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. She has years of experience working at the Yakutat Tlingit Tribe as an AmeriCorps volunteer, First Alaskans Intern, Youth Advocate, Intake Specialist, 477 Program Manager, and Interim Human Services Director. Other previous work experiences include 10 years of commercial fishing, longshoreman, Transportation Security Administration Officer, childcare provider, Election Chairperson, & Server/Bartender.

Sasha has also been very involved in the community and her culture over the years. She has been a member of the Mt. St. Elias Dancers for over 23 years, a member of ANS Camp #13 for over 14 years and spent five years serving on the JOM Parent Committee. She has proudly planned and participated in memorial & funeral services as well as potlatches. She also organized recycling programs, beach clean-ups, fundraisers, and various other community events.

Sasha is excited to be working as an employee of the Yak-tat Kwaan, Inc., and to learn and grow as her experience working at the corporation continues.