I have been having such a wonderful time introducing you to the amazing women who have banded together on our Advisory Council to help make Storyknife a reality. Today, I’d like to introduce you to Katrina Woolford Pearson, a women who get things done. She is a savvy businesswoman and fierce advocate for authentic storytelling and Alaskan writers. Plus, she’s kind and just plain fun. I’m so looking forward to all of the incredible ideas she’ll bring to Storyknife.
Katrina is a lifelong Alaskan and her roots in the state run from Tenakee Springs to Teller. She was born and raised in Juneau, her grandfather was a Fish & Wildlife Officer in the 1940s based out of Fairbanks, and her great-grandfather was a member of the Territorial Legislature representing Nome.
She has decades of experience in Alaska’s literary arts, as a bookseller, author events coordinator, and publicist, as well as serving on boards and committees including the Literacy Council of Alaska and the 49 Writers Board of Directors. Currently, Katrina serves as the Publications Chair for the Gastineau Channel Historical Society, a board member of the Friends of the Juneau-Douglas City Museum, and an organizing faculty member and sponsor of the North Words Writers Symposium.
Katrina is the owner of two Juneau-based companies: Taku Graphics, an art and book distribution company and Shorefast Editions, an independent literary press. As the publisher at Shorefast she has worked as both editor and consultant to some of Alaska’s most distinguished writers.