BSNC thanks Homer E. Hoogendorn for his more than 30 years of service to BSNC as a Board Member and for his service from 2003-2017 as a valued employee with Bering Straits Development Corporation. Hoogendorn’s wisdom and leadership on the board helped forge the way for BSNC’s current success.
Hoogendorn earned his Airframe and Powerplant certificate and pilot’s license and worked for Munz Northern Airlines briefly as an aircraft mechanic. He then worked for the Federal Aviation Administration as an air traffic controller for 26 years. In 1979, Hoogendorn acquired and operated the air taxi Seward Peninsula Flying Service and today he owns Anvil Aviation.
Hoogendorn served as a director for both the Arctic Native Brotherhood and Sitnasuak Native Corporation. Hoogendorn is a father to six children, with whom he shares his subsistence traditions and passion for fishing and flying. His wife Peggy Hoogendorn serves as BSNC’s Vice President of Administration.
Thank you, Homer, for contributing your time and knowledge and for your support of BSNC’s mission to improve the quality of life of our people through economic development while protecting our land and preserving our culture and heritage.