New administrator and workforce development coordinator join Alaska Sea Grant

Anne Doyle smiling
Anne Doyle. Photo by JR Ancheta/UAF.

Alaska Sea Grant welcomes Anne Doyle as our new program administrator, who oversees development, management, analysis, reporting and administration, and is based in Fairbanks. Doyle holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Nebraska and an MBA from Ashford University. She has worked at the University of Alaska Fairbanks since 2012, most recently as the business manager for UAF Nanook Recreation.

“I am really excited to be joining Alaska Sea Grant,” said Doyle. “As the program’s administrator, I expect to be very busy doing my part to help Alaska Sea Grant continue to excel in its Alaska-focused mission.”

Doyle is from a large family, with a sister also living in Fairbanks. She enjoys being the wife of a heavy equipment mechanic, a football and wrestling mom to an 8th-grader, and loves playing card games with family and friends, especially an old Midwest game called Pitch.

We also welcome Lexa Meyer, who is joining Alaska Sea Grant as coordinator for seafood workforce development in Kodiak. Meyer will provide support for the Alaska Seafood School and Alaska Sea Grant’s statewide seafood processing workforce development program. She earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Alaska Southeast and an art history degree from the University of Washington. 

Lexa Meyer in the water holding kelp
Lexa Meyer holding a large blade of Saccharina latissima, or sugar kelp. 

“As a resident of coastal Alaska and part of a commercial fishing family, I have seen firsthand how the seafood industry supports our economy. I’m excited for the opportunity I have been given by Alaska Sea Grant to help strengthen the seafood processing workforce in Alaska,” said Meyer.

In her spare time, she enjoys creating fused glass art, silkscreening and wood carving. She is also an avid organic gardener and houseplant enthusiast.