Godfrey, Svendsen and Wood named to Alaska Board of Fisheries

Gerad Godfrey of Eagle River, Greg Svendsen of Anchorage, and Mike Wood of Talkeetna have been named to seats on the Alaska Board of Fisheries, beginning on July 1, by Gov. Mike Dunleavy.

Godfrey chairs the FirstNet Tribal Working Group, is a board member of Kizhuyak Oil Sales Inc., treasurer of Native Public Media, a council member of the Native Village of Port Lyons, and a director of the Connecting Alaska Consortium.

Svendsen, an avid hunter and fisherman, is a member of the Barker Rand board of directors and leads sponsored duck hunts for combat veterans.

Wood, a commercial fisherman in Upper Cook Inlet, chairs the Matanuska-Susitna Borough Fish and Wildlife Commission and is vice chair of the Alaska Department of Fish & Game Upper Susitna advisory committee.

On April 1, Dunleavy reappointed Jacob Fletcher of Talkeetna and Stanley Hoffman of Bethel to the Alaska Board of Game. David Lorring of Fairbanks was also named to a seat on the game board.

Fletcher owns and operates a small guiding operation on the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge and the Kenai National Wildlife refuge. He has served on the game board since 2020.


Hoffman, who has served on the game board since 2008, held an assistant guide license from 1997 to 2017 and a commercial fishing permit from 1983 to 2014.

Lorring is a licensed falconer and president of the North American Falconers Association, and a commercial pilot with Wright Air Service in Fairbanks. He is also a North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association member and hunts upland game birds with his three German Wirehair Pointers.

All nominations by the governor are subject to approval by the Alaska Legislature.