Salwa moved to Rural Alaska in 1991, where she and her husband lived for three years. She joined the Camp Fire team in August 1998, as an accounting associate and moved to Human Resources seven years later. Salwa loves her work because it gives her the opportunity to meet all of the staff and watch them grow personally and professionally. She is married with two adult sons, both of whom worked as counselors for Camp Si-La-Meo while in college. She enjoys traveling, cooking and spending time with family and friends.
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.