Staff

Home » About » Staff

Amanda K. Moser

Amanda K. Moser

Executive Director

Amanda graduated Cum Laude from the University of North Texas in 2005 with a B.S. in Anthropology and Communications. Amanda worked as Communications Director for the Office of the Governor where she developed and implemented strategy and messaging for priority initiatives. Previously, Amanda served as Deputy Municipal Clerk for the Municipality of Anchorage, in that capacity she managed Municipal Elections and collaborated with a team of stakeholders to lead Anchorage’s transition Vote by Mail.  Amanda brings with her a wealth of volunteerism and community engagement experience, currently serving as a producer for Parlor in the Round. In 2015, she was recognized as one of Alaska’s Top 40 Under 40. Amanda, a passionate community builder, brings with her unique qualifications to lead and grow Anchorage Downtown Partnership and the downtown community. 

Contact Amanda: amoser@anchoragedowntown.org

Eileen Tauono

Eileen Tauono

Operations Assistant

Eileen Tauono is originally from American Samoa, but grew up in Anchorage. Graduate of Wasilla High School and the Military Youth Academy Eileen worked as a deckhand on boats and with fisheries before joining Anchorage Downtown Partnership Ltd. (ADP). Eileen was drawn to ADP for the incredible value it adds to the community she wants to raise her three kids in. She’s seen first-hand the amount of work and responsibility each Ambassador takes on and the impact it has in the Downtown Improvement District.  During her free time Eileen enjoys taking the family camping and fishing. Her future plans involve a move with her family to New Zealand to study and play rugby at the University of Auckland.

Contact Eileen: Etauono@anchoragedowntown.org

 

 Mirna Estrada

Mirna Estrada

Marketing & Communications Director

Mirna is a passionate supporter of a strong and vital downtown. She is originally from Guatemala but started her life in Alaska in 2008 when she served an AmeriCorps year at a local non-profit. She attained her bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of Alaska Anchorage and a master’s in Cognition and Communication from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Mirna is one of the latest additions to our team, she started her role as Marketing and Communications Director at the Anchorage Downtown Partnership in March. She contributes her experience engaging audiences through partnership development and maintenance as she has collaborated with a variety of stakeholders in Anchorage through her positions at local government and non-profits.
 
Jordan Lane

Jordan Lane

Events & Development Director

Jordan Lane was born and raised in Anchorage Alaska. She graduated from Gonzaga University in 2019 with a Bachelors of Arts in public relations. Since returning home Jordan has worked on an ambulance as an Emergency Medical Technician serving the community and those in need. Jordan has a strong passion for planning weddings and has enjoyed being part of over 50 weddings in the past five years. She is excited to broaden her scope and plan events that will benefit the downtown area. In her free time Jordan enjoys spending time outside in the mountains, skiing, hiking and biking. She has a strong passion for travel and adventure having living in South America, Asia and Europe. Jordan is excited to have the opportunity to work in Anchorages growing and vibrant downtown area. 

Contact Jordan:  jlane@anchoragedowntown.org

Rosie  Frankowski

Rosie Frankowski

Marketing & Communications Director

Originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota, Rosie began working Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. in 2017 after moving to Anchorage to pursue her athletic career. As the coordinator for the Placemaking program for three years, Rosie particularly enjoys connecting with community partners to make downtown into an accessible, inclusive and vibrant space for all of Anchorage. Rosie graduated Summa Cum Laude from Northern Michigan with undergraduate degrees in Political Science and Spanish. She also has a Masters in Public Administration from NMU and a Masters in Business Administration from Alaska Pacific University (APU), where she currently adjunct teaches. Outside of her office work, Rosie trains and competes full time as a cross country ski racer and represents the U.S. and APU Nordic Ski Center on the World Cup and domestically. Rosie raced at the 2018 Olympics and the 2019 World Championships representing Team USA. When she can find a free moment to relax, enjoys baking and trying new Thai food restaurants.
 
 
Julie Jokinen

Julie Jokinen

Office Manager

Julie comes to the Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd after working in Alaska Tourism for over 25 years. She worked in Denali for 14 years where she was lucky enough to perform in Cabinnite Dinner Theatre in the summer and then head back to Arizona for the winter. That all changed when she accepted a job at the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward as their events coordinator and front desk manager, so she loaded up her car and drove to Alaska in January of 2008 to make Alaska officially her home. She then hit the road as a Tour Director for Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruises showing off our amazing state to thousands of tourists. For the last 6 years she has worked at Premier Alaska Tours working with and training a whole new generation of tour directors. She is excited to be a part of the Anchorage Downtown Partnership the downtown community and to watch the downtown area blossom. In her spare time, you can find her walking miles on the Coastal Trail as she trains for her 60 mile walks to help end Breast Cancer.

Contact Julie: jjokinen@anchoragedowntown.org

Crystal Caines

Crystal Caines

Economic Opportunity Director

Crystal comes to the Anchorage Downtown Partnership from Hinesville, Georgia where she was the Main Street Program Manager & Events Coordinator for the Hinesville Downtown Development Authority.  She brings with her knowledge and passion for all things Downtown!! Crystal graduated Cum Laude from Georgia Southern University with a B.S. in Sport Management.  She is an avid sports enthusiast and uses her management skills to curate and bring new and exciting outdoor events to downtown communities.  Crystal loves to travel to different cities and see what exciting things their downtown areas have to offer.  She truly believes that downtown is the heart and soul of every city. Crystal moved to Anchorage from Georgia only eight months ago with her fiance’ who is in the U.S. Army.  She is excited to be a new Alaska transplant and looks forward to sharing her experience in event development with the businesses, employees, residents, and all those who are passionate about the downtown core of Anchorage.
 

Safety and Maintenance Ambassadors

Safety Ambassadors

As the “eyes and ears” of Downtown, Safety Ambassadors (SAs) serve and assist local businesses and our thousands of visitors as they patrol the streets.

Safety Ambassadors provide a helping hand by assisting emergency services personnel with traffic accidents, intervening with youth at risk, and by providing helpful directions.

Working closely with Anchorage Police and other emergency response services, the Safety Ambassadors have become a vital part of making downtown Anchorage a better – and safer – place.

Maintenance Ambassadors

The Maintenance Team provides supplemental services for downtown Anchorage within the approximately 126 blocks of the DID. You can see them on the street picking up trash, responding to graffiti, or at one of the many events that take place throughout downtown.

Maintenance Ambassadors provide services designed to:

  • Maintain a clean, attractive and orderly downtown.
  • Ensure downtown Anchorage as the best place to live, work, shop, and play.
  • Provide assistance for public space maintenance issues.
  • Serve as Ambassadors of downtown for visitors, residents, businesses, and property owners.
  • Partner with public entities in enhancing our community-based quality of life.

Maintenance Ambassadors are easily recognizable in their orange work wear and work 7 days a week to enhance cleanliness and aid in snow removal within the DID. The entire DID is cleaned daily on foot, or with various maintenance equipment, including trucks, RTVs, tractors, Sweepsters, Honda four-wheelers, and numerous other walk-behind sweepers, snowblowers and vacuums.

Maintenance Ambassadors also utilize Community Work Service workers to maximize both perceptions of and actual cleaning in the DID. In addition, a partnership with the Veterans’ Industries and Assets, Inc. allows Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. to reintegrate veterans into the work force, and to provide an avenue for Alaskans with disabilities to solve their employment needs and live independently.