Dawn Montano

Publications Specialist, Fairbanks

(907) 474-6707

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PO Box 755040
Fairbanks, Alaska 99775-5040

Dawn Montano

Alaska Sea Grant role

Manage bookstore. Streamline and improve efficiency of publication-ordering process. Receive, invoice, and ship publication orders. Oversee organization and tracking of inventory. Package and ship publications for sponsored ASG events. Design publications catalog, other promotional materials, and direct-mail pieces for announcements and displays. Collaborate with University of Alaska Press by sharing marketing tools, technical expertise, and resources. Plan annual open house and other events, and represent Alaska Sea Grant at trade fairs and outreach functions. Joined Alaska Sea Grant in September 2008.


Coursework toward a degree in Health Science, Ricks College and University of Alaska Fairbanks


Customer relations, data entry, order fulfillment, and graphic design and production of promotional materials and direct mail pieces.

Selected accomplishments

Streamlined our product inventory and ordering system, an ongoing process that includes reorganizing the distribution area and archives. Weeded out outdated publications, compiled an accurate inventory count, and recorded and entered each publication weight to improve shopping cart shipping information. Modified and improved efficiency in the international ordering process via better credit card processing, added helpful fields to the publication-ordering database to improve the invoicing process, redesigned invoices for customers, and designed a packing slip to include with orders.

What I do when not at Sea Grant

I love spending time with my daughters and husband. I love to ride horses, garden and alpine ski. As a family we enjoy traveling, hiking, and alpine (downhill) skiing. I serve on the board of the Fairbanks Alpine Ski Club and coach the 5- to 7-year old Mighty Mites alpine skiing group.