Building confidence, creating resilience and staying connected through extra curricular activities and fine arts.  

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Meet Our 2019/2020 Board 

Are you interested in becoming a 2020/2021 Build Them Up AK board member? Please email us at builthemupak@gmail.com Thank you!

Leticia Wade


Is the founder of Build Them Up AK, founded in 2018 after winning the Mrs. Alaska United States pageant, based off of her platform Build Them Up: building confidence in our youth through activities and the fine arts.  A mother of three, a dance instructor, and youth advocate, she is passionate about the life long lessons and positive effects being involved in extra curriculars have.  Instilling a life long confidence, keeping them connected to themselves, their peers, and influential adults; creating a resilience and motivation against other outlets they may come across.  "I am thrilled for the growth and future of Build Them Up AK!  The youth we have helped, and all the youth we will.  My goal is that we will be a well supported so that no youth is excluded in pursuing their passions."

Katherine Hardy

Board Member

Kathrine Hardy is a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner with more than 19 years’ experience in Family Practice and Emergency Medicine. She currently lives in Anchorage, Alaska with her husband Ron of 28 years! A veteran that served in the Army during Operation Desert Shield/Storm as a Blackhawk Mechanic!

She became involved with Build Them Up while helping Leticia Wade, Mrs. Alaska United States 2018, with her platform. She is a strong advocate for keeping kids involved in activities they love, and this is the perfect partnership to help make this happen. She is honored to be a Board Member, and excited to be involved in this valuable mission!

Deb Morton

Board Member

Deb Morton is the supervisor for the Recruiting Placement and Mentoring section with Alaska Youth Military Academy, Co-Director for Alaska United America Pageant, and she has just added board member for Build Them Up AK. Among the hats she wears are: mom, wife, mentor, and coach. She is a passionate youth advocate which is why she was so excited to join the BTU team.

Angela Cox

Board Member

Angela is home educator dedicated to community service and the power of our youth. She serves with the Alaska Centennial Veterans Lions Club. She loves what Build Them Up AK stands for and looks forward to helping build a long lasting scholarship program benefiting our youth for years to come.

Tiffany Dodd

Board Member

Tiffany Dodd is a lifelong Alaskan, married for 19 years! They have 3 children, ages 17, 12 and 4. She is a First Class Petty Officer in the United States Navy where she works as a Navy Counselor. She enjoys working with the youth and inspiring them to better their future. When she isn’t spending time with her family or at work she is out in the community volunteering for different organizations. Tiffany looks forward to being apart of Build Them Up AK because she feels that keeping youth engaged in the arts is important and no child should be excluded.

Are you interested in becoming a 2020/2021 Build Them Up AK board member? Please email us at buildthemupak@gmaill.com Thank you!