Hi, my name is Brittany Retherford and I am an Alaska-based storyteller and researcher and founder of Moose Jaw Media, a multi-platform media company and consultancy.
My current projects include:
The Salmon Diaries Project: A research project to understand the story of the 1982 Investor murders in Craig, Alaska.
Lost At Sea: Remembering the Victims of the F/V Investor Murders: A photographic exhibition exploring the far-reaching impacts of one of Alaska’s deadliest tragedies, with support from the AK Humanities Forum.
I post occasional updates from my journeys on Instagram and (even more occasionally) on Twitter. You can also find me on Facebook. I am always interested in hearing from people who are interested in ways to collaborate.
Random bio: I was born and raised in the American West, but have lived in Alaska for almost a decade now. I love random odd jobs and am proud to say that I’ve worked a lot of them, including: fish wrangler, wildland firefighter, warehouse night shift worker, and even a gorilla chef. I have a passion for storytelling and research and two of my favorite jobs have been working as a daily newspaper reporter and as an anthropologist, visiting rural Alaskan communities from Point Lay to Kalskag to document the role of wild foods in people’s everyday lives. In 2014, I received a Masters in Northern History from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. I have the best dog in the world, Sadie, but she was recently kidnapped by my mother.