Meet the Explore Fairbanks Team

The heartbeat of Explore Fairbanks is the exceptional staff who individually and collectively demonstrate an outstanding combination of professionalism, collaboration and passion for the community. Explore Fairbanks’ most impressive achievements have been accomplished in alliance with business and community partners as well as elected officials. Together their results-driven hard work achieves successes far beyond expectations for the Fairbanks North Star Borough and Alaska’s Interior and Arctic.

Contact Us
Explore Fairbanks’ offices and primary Visitor Information Center is located at the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center at the corner of Dunkel Street and Wendell Avenue in downtown Fairbanks.

Mailing/Street Address:
Explore Fairbanks
101 Dunkel Street, Suite 111
Fairbanks, AK 99701-4806

Marketing and Administration Main Business Phone: (907) 457-3282
Visitor Information:
Email: info@explorefairbanks.com
Visitor Information Services: (907) 456-5774
Toll Free: (800) 327-5774 (recorded message to request Visitor Guide)


Scott McCrea

President and CEO

Scott began serving as President and CEO of Explore Fairbanks in June of 2021. A 34-year resident of Fairbanks, he previously worked for the organization as Director of Tourism and Convention Sales and has more than 25 years’ experience working in public relations and marketing in Interior Alaska. He currently serves on the board of directors of the Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club of Fairbanks.

Dawn Murphy

Director of Finance and Administration

Dawn manages the financial affairs of Explore Fairbanks including preparing financial reports and statements, and management of human resources activities.

Francine Garcia

Executive and Finance Coordinator

Francine assists the director of finance and administration and the president and CEO in the day-to-day executive, financial and administrative operations of Explore Fairbanks.



Kasey Gillam

Director of Communications

Kasey oversees the development and implementation of Explore Fairbanks' advertising and public relations programs including collateral materials, publications and website development. She manages all domestic and international advertising placements and direct mail programs.

Angie Cerny

Branding and Production Coordinator

Angie develops and manages in-house publications and collateral and assists in all elements of production including writing, photo selection and editing.

Jerry Evans

Public Relations Manager

Jerry promotes Fairbanks to travel media through fulfilling media and image requests, press releases and coordination of media press tours.

Mickee McGuire

Social Media Manager

Mickee oversees all social media profiles for Explore Fairbanks. She creates content, makes posts, tracks and reports on all aspects of social media.

Tourism and Meeting Sales

Bill Wright

Director of Tourism and Meeting Sales

Bill markets Fairbanks as a destination to international and domestic tour operators, travel agents, airlines and other travel professionals, with an emphasis on the China, Taiwan and Australia markets. Bill also promotes the Fairbanks area as a convention, meetings, sports and incentive site to state, regional, national and international markets.

Jesse Pfeffer

Meetings and Conventions Sales and Services Manager

Jesse provides administrative support, services conventions and meetings, and assists with lead input, bid compilation and distribution.

Tyler Chiles

Tourism Sales Manager

Tyler is involved in marketing programs targeting tour operators and travel agents in domestic and international markets.

Allysa Westman

Tourism Sales Manager

Allysa is involved in marketing programs targeting tour operators and travel agents in domestic and international markets.

Ed Malen

Sales and Services Associate

Ed provides administrative support for and assists the Tourism and Meeting Sales Department in their tasks.

Visitor and Community Engagement

Charity Gadapee

Director of Visitor and Community Engagement

Charity oversees the operation of the Fairbanks Visitor Information Center at the MTCVC and its information satellites as well as partnership sales and services.

Juanita Webb

Manager of Community Engagement

Juanita manages the Explore Fairbanks partner and associate programs. She also works with the school district on workforce development as well as sharing our mission and finding ways to work together with local groups and organizations.

Anna Sattler

Manager of Visitor Engagement

Anna operates the Fairbanks Visitor Information Center at the MTCVC and its information satellites and supervises all Visitor Information staff and volunteers.