Camp Fire Alaska | Light the Fire Within

Kendalyn McKisick

Director of Marketing and Communications


Kendalyn has been working at Camp Fire Alaska since 2019, where she began as Marketing Coordinator. She holds a BA in Studio Art and a BA in English from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. In 2014, she moved to Fairbanks, Alaska where she earned an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. After graduate school and before coming to Camp Fire, she completed a year of AmeriCorps VISTA service, which was her introduction to non-profit development work. Outside of Camp Fire, she serves on the board of 49 Writers, teaches Creative Writing and Literature as an adjunct faculty of UAF, and engages in service around food justice and sovereignty issues. She loves to explore the world, garden, forage, bake bread, and spend time with her three dogs.

The Camp Fire Alaska main office operates on the ancestral land of the Dena’ina people. Camp Fire Alaska runs programing on the lands of the Athabascan, Yup’ik, Chup’ik, Sougpiaq, and Inupiaq peoples. We value and thank them for their current and historic commitment to and protection of this land. We pledge to assist, in partnership, in the environmental stewardship of these lands. We strive to learn more about the history of the Native peoples of Alaska and the historic trauma they have suffered. We commit to being an active ally through activities, actions, and organizational decisions and practices. We understand that this is a dynamic process through which our Land Acknowledgement practices, and statement will evolve as we receive feedback from tribal partners and acquire a deeper understanding of and from the Native peoples of Alaska.