Wally Carlo, a founding member of the Doyon Foundation board of directors, will once again serve as a Foundation board member. The Doyon, Limited board appointed Carlo to the Foundation board at its May strategic planning session. Carlo fills the seat previously held by Phyllis Erhart, and will serve the remainder of her term, which ends in 2017.

Wally Carlo. Photo courtesy of Doyon, Limited.

Wally Carlo. Photo courtesy of Doyon, Limited.

“We are so thankful to have a founding member of Doyon Foundation included in our current board of directors,” said Doris Miller, the Foundation’s executive director. “Wally has been a constant supporter of the Foundation since its inception in 1989 and we are thrilled to have him to turn to for historical advice and wisdom as the Foundation moves forward.”

Carlo grew up with four brothers and three sisters in Ruby, Galena and Fairbanks, Alaska. His late father, William, of Rampart, was born to Lucy Pitka Jacketta and Carlo Jacketta. His mother, Poldine, of Nulato, was born to Pricilla Stickman Demoski and James Demoski.

“We come from a long family of living off the land and its resources along with being explorers and gold mine owners and operators,” Carlo shared.

Carlo’s educational background includes high school, university-level courses and real estate property management courses. He has also had the experience of forming and running businesses. Carlo is retired from the International Union of Operating Engineers, and also served as Doyon, Limited’s property manager from 1989 to 1998.

A long-time member of the Doyon, Limited board of directors, Carlo also serves on the board of trustees for the Greater Fairbanks Memorial Hospital Foundation and is a board member for the Fairbanks Resource Foundation, which designs, builds and operates homes for the disabled.

“I was fortunate to have been involved in the humble beginning of the Doyon Foundation,” he said. “I believe my experience can help expand educational opportunities. Great progress has been made but there is more to be accomplished.”