Meet Our Staff

Nagruk Harcharek, President, Voice of the Arctic Iñupiat

Nagruk was born and raised in Utqiaġvik, Alaska. He attended Honolulu Community College and Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, where he attained an Associate of Science and Bachelor of Science and Commercial Pilot Certificates. He worked as a commercial pilot for 3 years in western Alaska before joining UIC Science, LLC in 2013. During his 9 years at UIC, Nagruk served as General Manager for UIC Science, was the Director of Barrow Operations and Vice President of Lands, Operations Manager for UIC Construction and Vice President of Arctic Development and Private Equity. He joined VOICE in October 2022 as President.

Kate Wolgemuth, Program and Government Affairs Manager, Voice of the Arctic Iñupiat

Kate was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. She holds a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Political Science and History from Colgate University. Prior to joining VOICE in March 2023, Kate worked for U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan as his Senior Rural Advisor based in Anchorage and as a Legislative Assistant in Washington D.C. initially joining his office in 2015.

Katie Mumford, Program Coordinator, Voice of the Arctic Iñupiat

Katie was born in Utqiaġvik and raised in Fairbanks, Alaska. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Alaska Anchorage. Her work experience includes Stakeholder Relations at UMIAQ Environmental LLC and Shell Alaska Exploration in addition to field experience in Prudhoe Bay, Point Thomson and Kupurak. Prior to joining VOICE in 2018 Katie worked at the Federal Aviation Administration district office in Anchorage.