I am a lifelong Alaskan and an original Sealaska shareholder. I’ve supported myself and family as a writer, small business owner (37 years), commercial fisherman (40 years), and former VP Corporate Communications of Sealaska Corporation. Currently, I am a legislative aide in the Alaska Legislature during the winter and a power troller in the summer season. I enjoy researching and writing about Alaska and American history.
My parents, Dr. Walter Soboleff Sr. and Genevieve Ross Soboleff, taught me to live the Alaska Native values of respect for oneself and others, respect for and care of subsistence resources, and to lead with humility, among many other values. It is my continuing goal to live up to these values and my belief that these traditions will carry us forward as Native people.
I am honored to stand with Margaret Nelson, Carlton Smith, and Karen Taug to engage a new generation of sharholder/owners and take Sealaska into a prosperous future.
Ross Soboleff (62)
2177 Crow Hill Drive
PO Box 240632
Douglas, AK 99824
Employment last 5 years
Alaska Legislature, legislative aide, session only.
Commercial fishing, power trolling
Self-employed RVS Communications.
University of Oregon, BS Community Service & Public Affairs 1975
—Wallace School of Community Service & Public Affairs
Juneau-Douglas High School 1969, graduated with honors.
Juneau Lions Club, 1998-2012
Church Council, Northern Light United Church, 1989-92, 2000-2003
Kootznoowoo Permanent Fund Trust, chair, 1993-1996
Member, Glacier Valley ANB Camp 70, Past President, 1992-93, VP 1990-91
Tenakee ANB Camp 76, current Member, past president
Executive Committee, Central Council of the Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, 1977-81
Dale Carnegie Human Relations, Public Speaking course, 1983
Haida Language, University of Alaska Southeast, 2005-2007
Gifted ANCSA stock to all 4 children
Self-employed, RVS Communications
Former Vice President, Corporate Communications Sealaska
Legislative aide, Alaska Legislature
Information Officer, III, AK Dept. of Health & Social Services