“Those who do not have the power over the story that dominates their lives, the power to retell it, rethink it, deconstruct it, joke about it, and change it as times change, truly are powerless, because they cannot think new thoughts.” – Salman Rushdie

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.

The Lala Salama Project: A grassroots, 100% volunteer effort with a simple mission of supporting the wildlife rangers of Africa. We are also on Facebook.

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.