Samantha Weinstein, Executive Director
Samantha Weinstein traveled up and down the West Coast to gather legal expertise after leaving her home state of Wisconsin. In San Diego, California, she graduated top of her class at California Western School of Law. While attending law school, she traveled to Alaska for two internships – in Anchorage, with Trustees for Alaska, and in Juneau, with NOAA’s Office of General Counsel. After graduating, she moved up to Portland, Oregon, for her Environmental Law LL.M., again graduating top of her class. The temptation to return to Alaska was too much, prompting her to leave Portland and accept a position as a judicial clerk in the Alaska Superior Court. She returned to Southeast to work in the Alaska State Legislature and moved to Juneau the following year to open up a law practice. She is excited to have returned to fisheries policy and have the chance to help move the guide industry forward.
“By working together with all stakeholders we can promote tourism, economic development and an industry that works to benefit local communities while protecting the resource on which it depends.”