FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 1, 2015
FAIRBANKS– Representative David Guttenberg (D-Fairbanks) announced this week that he has hired a new finance aide. Kyle Campbell grew up in the Goldstream Valley and has been involved in local Fairbanks community organizations for most of his life. With a background heavily focused on science and community outreach, Campbell is looking forward to expanding his horizons while working for the Alaska State Legislature.
“I’m really excited to work for Rep. Guttenberg,” said Campbell. “His commitment to always sticking up for the little guy is something we really need in Alaska state politics.”
Kyle Campbell has worked as a wilderness guide and science educator throughout the state and has earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in biology at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. In 2009, Campbell received the Brina Kessel Medal for Excellence in Science from the UAF College of Natural Science and Mathematics for his undergraduate research on birds from Southeast Asia and the Philippines.
Campbell has always had a passion for birds and other wildlife. At the age of ten Campbell began volunteering at the Alaska Bird Observatory at Creamer’s Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge. Later, he worked as a naturalist educator for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Campbell has served on the Director’s Advisory Board of Camp Habitat, a nature based summer camp in Fairbanks, and has helped host the annual Sandhill Crane Festival held at Creamer’s Field every August. Campbell has worked extensively with the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District and also taught climate change science and astronomy to communities throughout the state for UAF.
“I first met Kyle when he was a young child,” said Rep. Guttenberg. “I look forward to his perspective while working with us in Juneau this year.”
For more information contact Rep. Guttenberg’s office at (907) 456-8172.