NEWS: Rep. Guttenberg Hires a New Staff Member

Rep. David Guttenberg

Kaitlin Wilson Has Deep Ties to the Fairbanks Area


July 1, 2015

FAIRBANKS– Representative David Guttenberg (D-Fairbanks) is pleased to announce and welcome, Kaitlin Wilson, as a new addition to his staff.  Wilson, a second generation Alaskan, was born and raised in Fairbanks.  At a young age she was attracted to photography, and after traveling extensively throughout Latin America with her camera, she decided to pursue her passion and study the art at a formal institution.  In 2009 she enrolled in the media arts program at Columbia College in Chicago.  After one year of living in the city, she found herself being drawn back to the natural beauty of Alaska, where she returned home to earn a bachelor’s of art in journalism, with an emphasis in photojournalism from the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 2013.

Wilson, 31, has since expanded her photography business and has been featured in shows throughout the state.  Her photo, “Yukon Quest”, was published in a series of short stories titled, Cold Flashes, Literary Snapshots of Alaska.  Most recently her work is being featured in Rarefied Light, a juried exhibition based out of Anchorage, which showcases fine art photography by Alaskan artists.

“My family has been in Alaska since territorial times.  I have always loved this place for its untamed spirit, which is often expressed by the diverse characters who choose to reside here,” said Wilson.  “My love for my state has led me to photograph the land and the people.  It is an honor to be invited to work for Rep. Guttenberg, who shares the same love and vision for Alaska.”

Rep Guttenberg is excited to have Wilson on his team working from his office in Fairbanks.

“I’m always delighted to find and hire local talent, especially UAF graduates,” said Rep. Guttenberg.



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