Frank Noska

President: Frank Noska was born in Garland, Texas and learned how to bow hunt in the Lone Star state. He began his bow hunting career learning how to hunt Whitetail deer, Turkeys, and Javelina in Texas. Over the next several years, in seeking a little more adventure, he started traveling out west to bow hunt Elk, Pronghorn, Mule deer, etc. …

Gary Colbath

Vice President: My name is Gary Colbath and I am the current Vice President for ABA. I still consider myself a "new" Alaskan, having moved here in 2016, although I have bow-hunted the state since 1999. I was born and raised in Rapid City, South Dakota. I moved to the Valley in September, 2016 and live near the Butte in …

Don Poole

Secretary/Director at Large: I took a few years away from the ABA and Alaska to explore Oregon. I decided to live “where the deer and the antelope play” for a change. Soon after arriving, I got appointed to the Board and then elected to President of the Oregon Bow Hunters. I like to hunt solo, and it took me awhile …

Trevor Embry

Treasurer: My name is Trevor Embry, Life Member of Alaska Bowhunters Association, an avid member of Resident Hunters of Alaska, and measurer for Pope and Young Club. I was born and raised in Bowling Green, Kentucky before moving North to follow my dreams to Alaska. I currently work and reside in Anchorage.

Sam Olson

I'm honored to be apart of such a prestigious organization that supports the wildlife and recreational opportunities within our great state. We truly are the last frontier and it still amazes me to live in such a beautiful state. I first want to thank the fellow board members for allowing me to serve in a capacity that will help grow …

Jack Frost

Legislative V.P.: Raised in Pennsylvania, I made my first bow kill in 1952 at age 7. I have been hunting with and shooting a bow ever since, but became truly addicted in the late 70s. I have hunted big game exclusively with a bow since 1980. I am a retired orthopedic surgeon, who practiced in Anchorage from 1973

Marlin Dubetz

Past President: I grew up in Pennsylvania, graduating from Penn State in 1977, and immediately entered the US Army as a Second Lieutenant. I remained in the Army for 20 years and had the privilege to command several helicopter companies and flew uh-ih, oh-58 and ch-47.

Steven Mertz

Director at Large: Hello, my name is Steven Mertz and I live in Eagle River. I am a new board member (Director at Large). I moved to Alaska back in 1981. I was in the Navy and served in the Indian Ocean during the end of the Vietnam War. I spent 29 years in law enforcement and I am now …

Nick Muche

Fairbanks Director: Born in Mayville, Wisconsin, into a family that held bow hunting in high regard, it’s no wonder why my passion for hunting has grown so much over the years. While growing up, I had the pleasure to spend many days in the field with my grandfather, father and cousins, hunting in both WI and the Upper Peninsula of …

Alex and Stephanie Bias

Kenai Peninsula Directors: We are born and raised Alaskans, currently residing in Soldotna, Alaska. We own the only Archery Pro Shop on the Peninsula and live and breath bowhunting! We are also active members of Kenai Peninsula Archer's Club, which hosts local 3D archery tournaments.
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