Helen Gregorio, Togiak

Helen Gregorio, Togiak

Through my community work and education, including many trainings and conferences, I have developed some understanding of issues facing our communities and regions.  I believe our people and leaders need to be informed and be pro-active to move our communities forward. God is important in my life, so are my four grown children but my greatest pride and joy are my six grandchildren: Samantha, Olivia, Susanna, Isaiah, Aria and Craig.

Family

I was born to Dan and Emma Nanalook and raised in Togiak.  I come from a ‘big’ family of 11 brothers and sisters.  I grew up speaking Yupiaq and learned to speak English in grade school.

Schooling

I graduated from Victory High School in 1971, attended UAA, UAF, and UAS for various certificate programs and many trainings and conferences for my job and various organizations for my community.

Boards & Community Service

  • Traditional Council of Togiak
  • Executive Board of BBNA, Vice President & Togiak area representative
  • Southwest Region School Board
  • Serve on the Child Protection Team and Wellness Committee
  • Started as a VISTA (Volunteers In Service to America) volunteer with RurAL CAP’s energy program