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 snowbird in 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 2008 to make Alaska 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, training a whole new generation of tour directors. She is excited to be a part of ADP and the Downtown Anchorage community. In her spare time, you can find her walking miles on the Coastal Trail, as she trains for her 60-mile walk to help end breast cancer.
Kris grew up on a dude ranch in Colorado and came to Alaska after twenty years in the mountains of Utah. She graduated from the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco with honors after studying Anthropology at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. After cheffing professionally, Kris managed the Catering and Events department at Park City Mountain Resort, combining her love of food, mountains, and ski culture. Kris recently created and sold a small artisan ice cream company that garnered regional and national praise.
Kris is passionate about community and loves creating events that bring people together. A lover of culture, Kris enjoys vibrant public spaces filled with art, music, and commerce. Kris joined Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. to create events that bring us all together, so we can enjoy not only the uniqueness of Downtown Anchorage, but the company and diversity of one another.
Kris is an avid outdoorswoman, traveler, gardener, chef, and old house restorer. She has worked as a wrangler, ski patrolman, ski instructor, and professional river guide. When not at ADP, you can find her checking out restaurants downtown, exploring coffee shops and record stores, backcountry skiing, fishing, running rivers, hitting the slopes of Alyeska, or hiking with her two beloved dogs Gustavo and Doc.
Membership and Events Coordinator
Jordan McCulley is the Membership and Events Coordinator for the Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd., working for and alongside the partnership since 2019. Hailing from the pristine, beautiful, wide open skies of Montana, Jordan moved to Alaska in 2017 to pursue and lead business opportunities in grants and fundraising, as well as teaching country swing dancing. In addition to his role with ADP, he is the sole owner of Wood Duck Enterprises, LLC, a consulting firm that specializes in: non-profit grants and fundraising, country swing dance instruction, jewelry vending, and event planning and management.
Jordan has worked in the non-profit sector for 18+ years, working with homelessness, community feeding programs, youth mentorship, community camps, and various non-profit needs. He loves being involved in the community and strives to make a difference.
Jordan is a brand-new father to his baby girl and enjoys spending his time with his small family, doing winter sports, e-biking, and playing trumpet. He is close to finishing his BA in Music Education from MSU Billings. He’s excited to be a part of ADP and the downtown community, eagerly watching it turn into the most exciting and inviting place in Anchorage.
David Clark is ADP’s new Marketing Coordinator. Prior to joining the ADP team, he worked in grassroots policy communications, and has a background in legislative affairs, event planning, executive assistance, community organizing, and marketing and public relations, and has experience serving on multiple volunteer community boards.
Born Outside with deep familial ties to Alaska, David has called Anchorage home since 2003 after spending part of his childhood in the Pacific Northwest. He is proud to be Alaskan-educated, having earned college credits at UAF through the Rural Alaska Honors Institute, his BA in Sociology from UAA with minors in Alaska Native Policy, Japanese Language, and Political Science, and his MPA in Municipal Governance from UAS. David is grateful that the next step in his professional career allows him to give back to his true hometown and remain engaged in his passions for civics and community development—while growing his professional skill sets in marketing, communications, and public relations.
In his off time, David loves to read, hike, travel, camp, backpack, go to concerts, spend time with friends, family, and his partner, and otherwise try brand new-to-him experiences while stumbling joyfully and anxiously through young adulthood. He is a proud dad to his sweet little Dachshund girl, Coco, and owns way too many plants, books, and coffee-making and -drinking contraptions for his own good.