Board of Directors

Enep’ut Children’s Center is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation governed by a board of directors. Enep’ut’s bylaws mandate that the board be composed of at least seven directors, and two directors of those seven will be staff advocates. Parents, staff, and interested community members are members of the corporation and vote on issues directed to the general membership. Directors are then voted in at the yearly fall membership meeting and appointments last one year. The current term began November 3, 2017. Parents and staff are encouraged to attend and participate in monthly board meetings. General board meetings will be the last Friday of each month from 6-8pm at Enep’ut starting in January. Please contact the Board of Directors at eneputboard@gmail.com.

Kate Tallman, President

I work full time at the Museum of the North and am pursuing an MLA in History with a focus on Museum Sciences. Our kiddo, Ari, is in the preschool room this year. We LOVE Enep’ut, and I am so happy to be on the board because I firmly believe the best way to foster a love of learning is to show how fun it can be.

  • My two proudest achievements so far are running the Army 10 miler in Washington D.C., and finishing off a Thurmanator in one sitting. (You can look up Thurman’s Cafe in Columbus, Ohio if you’d like to be both impressed and a little disgusted.)
  • My favorite childhood memory is singing (all the wrong words) to AC/DC with my dad.

Rev. Leslie Ahuvah Fails, Vice President

Rev. Leslie Ahuvah Fails (aka “Bernie’s mom”) is a writer, theologian, and
the minister of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Fairbanks. She is a
graduate of the Start King School for the Ministry in Berkeley, California
and served as a trauma response chaplain at the University of Virginia
Medical Center in Charlottesville. She has also served as a case manager for
a therapeutic foster care group home for teens. Leslie and her husband Jason have lived in Fairbanks for three wonderful years

Kellie Patricia Lynch, Secretary

Also known as Penelope’s mom is a musician pursuing an undergraduate degree at UAF. She is studying ethnomusicology and her focus is indigenous artists in popular music. She is a volunteer radio DJ creating indigenous programming for KRFF and KSUA. After two years in a dry cabin with a toddler, Kellie is happy to be sharing a household with her partner Nicole and having running water again.

Michael Radgosky, Member at Large

Michael is a former Enep’ut Board President and a previous Enep’ut parent and has been married for more than 5 years. He has a history of service to his community through multiple avenues including Boy Scouts, Civil Air Patrol, 5 years of law enforcement, and 5 years in the Army. In addition to working with Enep’ut, Michael is also a volunteer in the Army’s Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) program, which supports personnel and family wellness. Michael’s goals for Enep’ut are to support its vision and educational program by providing as much help as possible through his experience and connections. Michael also prides himself on his random knowledge of random trivia

Kaneisha Radgosky, Member at Large

Kaneisha, Alex and Michael

Kaneisha is a purveyor of useless trivia who loves her family, dogs, and baking! In her spare time she saves lives . One day she hopes to win each and every Scrabble game.

Heather Dorsett, Member at Large

Heather was 46 when her son (now a toddler at Enep’ut) was born. Learning to take care of a baby was a big change! She’s learned a lot about how to go about it from observing the staff at Enep’ut, and she’d like to give back by helping to deal with administrative things so that the staff can focus on the children. Heather is amazed at how many childhood memories are coming back now that she has a child of her own—and she worries that she will never again stop hearing Schoolhouse Rock in her head!