Our board reflects a wide spectrum of the community and represents science, education and business in Southeast Alaska.

Kitty LaBounty


Kitty is an Assistant Professor at the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) in Sitka where she has developed biology and natural history courses for both traditional college students and community outreach. She is botanist with over 20 years of experience working in Southeast Alaska for multiple federal land management agencies. Current research projects include rhizosphere fungi of muskegs and ecology of cedar epiphytes. Kitty is a Master gardener and co- host of the local public radio show, The Garden Show.  Kitty is a founder of the Sitka Sound Science Center.

Trish White


Trish was born and raised in Sitka and has been a pharmacist for thirty years. She and her husband own White’s and Harry Race Pharmacy. She has a BS in Pharmacy from Oregon State University, and is a strong supporter of science, fishing, hiking trails and fine arts education in Sitka.

Linda Waller


Linda grew up in Vermont on Lake Champlain and has always loved being on or in the water. She loves to travel, SCUBA dive, snorkel, and kayak. Linda is currently employed at Sitka Sound Seafoods as the computer network manager. Linda has been volunteering for Sitka WhaleFest  for 12 years and was also a volunteer on a whale research trip to Seymour Canal in December 2006.  Linda joined the Sitka WhaleFest Board in 2011 and the Science Center Board in 2012.

Rob Allen


Rob grew up in Sitka and spends as much time as he can in Sitka and on the water. He is on several boards of non-profits in Sitka and in western Massachusetts, his seasonal home. He has a Masters in Public Administration and a B.A. in History, both from Harvard University.

Justin Penny


Justin is the Business Relationship Manager at Wells Fargo.  He has a B.S. in Management from Northern Michigan University.  He grew up in Michigan exploring the wildlife diversity of the Great Lakes.  After moving around Alaska for a few years, he settled in Sitka.  He was drawn to the Science Center’s educational pursuits which mimicked his own childhood experiences.  In his free time, Justin enjoys back-country snowboarding, fishing, hunting, and drumming.

Nancy Leclerc-Davidson


Nancy Leclerc-Davidson moved to Sitka in 1984 and worked at Sheldon Jackson College until 1993. She returned to college in 1999 and earned her BS in Management and her MBA from the University of Alaska Southeast. Her 30-year career in Sitka focused on financial management for non-profits until she retired in 2013. Nancy and her husband Bill consider themselves very fortunate to have raised their family in Sitka where they enjoyed boating, fishing, and hiking in spectacular Southeast Alaska.

Randy Lantiegne


Randy is the General Manager for Fleet and Tender Operations at Silver Bay Seafoods.  As a commercial fisherman and owner and operator of Alaska Water Ventures, Randy brings extensive experience serving on various boards and in business, marketing, and fisheries to the SSSC Board.  He is also a board member of the Pacific Salmon Treaty Association and while serving as Fleet Operation Manager at Icicle Seafoods, won them the Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year award in 2011.  Randy joined the SSSC Board in 2016.

Steve Clayton


Steve has lived in Sitka for 38 years. He is a owner of Clayton Construction and has extensive experience working on some of Sitka’s historic structures. He is also a commercial fisherman. He enjoys science and education and has joined the Sitka Sound Science Center to give back to the community.