Forrest Braden, Executive Director
Forrest has participated in the Southeast Alaska sportfishery for 28 years as a guide and business owner. He’s engaged in the fisheries management process as an advocate for guided sport interests since early 2000 and served on SEAGO’s board of directors prior to accepting the position of Executive Director in 2018. He was a staff member for CATCH, helping to form the mechanics of the Recreational Quota Entity (RQE). He serves on the International Pacific Halibut Commission’s Conference Board that acts in a policy advisory role to the Commission, as well its Management Strategy Advisory board which provides industry input toward the shaping of the Commission’s fishery modeling and management.
Outside his occupational interests, he enjoys family life with his wife and seven children, personal sport fishing outings, and service to his church and community.
Kimberly Landeen, Assistant Executive Director
Kimberly is a professional who loves to be on the water. From her early adult days of guiding white water rafting trips on the Colorado to recently getting her Coastguard License she is deeply devoted to increasing awareness and appreciation for the natural resources of our world. She comes to SEAGO with years of experience working in the non-profit world where she has focused on internal membership growth and international networking. She moved to Alaska 5 years ago when her husband got a job as a captain for a charter operation in Southeast. They look forward to living with their two children near the pristine waters of Southeast Alaska for decades to come.