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Team Yuit

Our peeps.

Genuine teamwork.

That’s the philosophy at the core of everything Yuit does. We’re not just a vendor; we see ourselves as an extension of your organization. A partner in communication. We’ve cut out the layers of process and complex channels of communication that characterizes the traditional agency model. You’ll talk to your account manager regularly – but also your artist, your photographer, and everyone else working on your campaign. We get to know you and your message, and we handle your reputation with as much care as if it were our own.

Your Yuit team is experienced and enthusiastic, open-minded and level-headed. Each of us has a unique set of strengths and skills, and we combine them to deliver the brightest strategy, boldest creative, and the best communication in everything we do.

Meet team Yuit Comms!

Let’s be Social:  

Kayc Ullrich

Digital Director & Executive

Say hello to Kayc, our seasoned expert with over 14 years of experience in Alaska's advertising and media placement scene. With a keen understanding of the state's diverse landscape and distinctiveness, she navigates digital ad strategies with finesse and precision, ensuring effective targeting, regardless of the budget size.

Gina Romero

PR Director & Executive

Gina has 20 years of combined experience in news and public relations. She knows Alaska’s news landscape after serving in a leadership and management role at the top two television stations for several years. She has a background in strategic communications and enjoys working with clients to communicate their stories.

Sam Chimkix̂ Mack

Account Executive

With master’s degrees in both English Literature and Political Philosophy, Sam Chimkix̂ (good luck charm) Mack’s artistry lies in harnessing the emotionality of words and the tact of research-driven strategy to craft accessible and meaningful messaging. A writer, baker, and bibliophile, Sam’s earnest approach to client work is grounded in relationship building.

Bridget Galvin

Account Executive

Few Alaskans have achieved the national communications reach that Bridget Galvin has. From securing coverage in The Washington Post, CNN, and Politico to helping raise millions in campaign funding and driving significant growth in digital marketing, Bridget combines creative talent with boots-on-the-ground experience in politics, metropolitan advertising, and pan-Alaskan communications. She's dedicated to helping our clients excel at what they do best: reaching, serving, and driving Alaska’s economy. Got goals? Get Bridget.

Alec Wilber

Associate Creative Director

A motion artist with a background in graphic design, Alec “AJ” Wilber works with movement in mind. His dynamic and award-winning designs have breathed life into numerous campaigns – local, international, and everything in-between. Whether he’s drawing inspiration from the vibrancy of 80s anime or from the Auteurs of horror filmmaking, AJ’s clean and striking style consistently yields compelling visuals for both developing and well-established brands.

Shauna Frazier

Art Director & Motion Graphics

Shauna is a multifaceted designer with a background in graphic design and experience in video animation. She enjoys cultivating visual relationships between brands and their messaging and looks forward to exploring creative solutions.

Evan Klinkhart

Traffic Manager & Drone Operator

Evan is a Part 107 certified drone pilot with a passion for helping clients and has a background in sound design. With his keen eye for detail and extensive knowledge of UAV technology, Evan provides invaluable administrative support, traffic management, and assistance/coordination to a variety of clients. Whether he’s capturing aerial footage for a website or working behind the scenes to keep things running smoothly, Evan is always ready to go above and beyond to help Yuit and their clients succeed.

Nora Rodvik

Account Executive

Nora’s background? Strategic Communications. Nora’s passion? Authentically connecting and helping others tell their story. Her breadth of digital marketing and communication positions held, coupled with her international working/living experiences, give Nora a knack for interpreting and translating clients’ unique asks into long lasting impressions. Nora brings rock-solid writing and creative-strategy skills to the table while providing consistent enthusiasm and organization to every project she undertakes.

Katherine Bell Hanley

Art Director

Making beautiful and useful art is Katherine's vocational standard. With a background in both fine art and digital media, Katherine's focus on craftsmanship brings an artisan quality to her work in graphic design.

Bella Hopkins

Digital Media Coordinator

Bella has extensive leadership and management expertise. As our Media Coordinator she orchestrates vital support across paid, owned, earned, and social media channels, implementing strategic initiatives with precision. Bella's professionalism, organizational skills, and creative flair drive our collaborative environment.

May Lee

Account Coordinator

Meet May, the dynamic powerhouse who holds a key role as the go-to contact for both our cherished clients and our fantastic team. With her solid experience in public communications from financial, judicial and social media backgrounds, she seamlessly works hand-in-hand with Yuit's Client Services and Art teams, skillfully coordinating and streamlining our operations. Whenever you need something done right, May is your ultimate ally, ensuring every task is handled with utmost care and excellence.

Mackenzie Banbury

Videographer & Photographer

Mackenzie is responsible for editing raw footage into a suitable, finished product. He has an artistic eye when shooting video, and comes with years of broadcast and commercial experience.

Anita Laulainen

Art Director

Anita is a seasoned art director, designer, illustrator, and photographer. With a wealth of experience in the advertising agency landscape, her passion for art and design is palpable. Anita's journey is fueled by an insatiable curiosity, as she constantly seeks inspiration from emerging trends, cutting-edge designs, and the ever-evolving realm of technology, scouring social media and news sources for fresh perspectives.

Cassie Woods

Office Manager

With over 15 years of global Executive Assistance experience, Cassie comes to us with the remarkable ability to instantly forge meaningful connections while supplying stellar support to all parts of the YUIT team. Cassie is a skilled communicator, and a warm welcome to all who enter our front doors.

Linda Klinkhart


Linda is Yuit's meticulous financial wizard who handles our accounts and balances our books with utmost precision. Beyond her exceptional skills, Linda's gentle and warm personality sets a welcoming tone in our office. We're truly fortunate to have her as a valued member of our team!

Nigel Kibodeaux

Software Engineer

Nigel is Yuit’s developer, he specializes in custom programming and development. Nigel has years of programming experience and is also skilled in search engine optimization and custom database applications.

Zack Wallace

Web Developer

Zack, a lifelong computer nerd, began as a repair guru and problem solver. With 18+ years in small business IT, he pivoted to programming and web development, specializing in WordPress and PHP/JavaScript technologies. He now owns a web maintenance company, having worked in CAD drafting, photography, video-editing, and e-commerce.

Xavier Uraga

Web Developer

Xavier focuses in designing and developing WordPress sites. He takes into consideration user experience and function, his background is in graphic design and video editing.

About our name:

Yuit is derived from the Yup’ik word yuut, meaning “people.” The name was chosen by one of Yuit’s original founders who is from Togiak, AK. At the heart of our work is people; we strive to honor, respect and care for every person we work with, staff, clients and vendors alike.

About our name:

Yuit is derived from the Yup’ik word yuut, meaning “people.” The name was chosen by one of Yuit’s original founders who is from Togiak, AK. At the heart of our work is people; we strive to honor, respect and care for every person we work with, staff, clients and vendors alike.