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Board of Directors

Peter Jacob, President

My name is Peter Jacob. I moved with my family from the small town of Inyokern, California to Ketchikan, Alaska in 1996 and I have lived here for most of the time since then. At first I missed the desert but now I love the rain. I graduated from Ketchikan High School in 2008 and attended Ketchikan’s “Harvard on the Hill” (University of Alaska Southeast – Ketchikan Campus) where I received my Associate of Arts degree in 2012. I have been an artist since as long as I could lift my first finger. Although I enjoy drawing, painting, photography, sculpting and whatever other artistic medium I can get my hands on, my true passion is music. I started playing guitar in 2003 and began composing songs shortly thereafter. Over the years I have greatly enjoyed performing some of my original music at local events such as the Monthly Grind, and the Blueberry Arts Festival. I love to experiment with different sounds and strive to keep my music unique. My passion for the arts can only be matched by my passion for the natural world and biological systems. Growing up and living in Ketchikan has been a wonderful place to explore these two areas of interest. Worth noting is that I am an avid collector and grower of carnivorous plants, especially tropical pitcher plants from the genus Nepenthes. In order to fund these hobbies of mine I have been a dedicated employee of Ketchikan’s booming tourism industry, working many different types of jobs over the years, but if you are a local automobile driver then you may recognize me from my five years spent working as a crossing guard in downtown Ketchikan.