“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

Brittany Retherford  facebook  twitter-2

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 traveling photographic exhibition exploring the far-reaching impacts of one of Alaska’s deadliest tragedies, with support from the AK Humanities Forum.


“33 years later, a tribute for slain family members,” by Steve Guntli, The Northern Light. December 16, 2015.

The Lala Salama Project:

A grassroots, 100% volunteer effort with a simple mission of supporting the wildlife rangers of Africa. Please support us by making a donation to our Crowdrise Fundraiser, “Help Bring Kenyan Rangers to the 2016 World Ranger Congress.”

#lalasalamaproject #wrc2016 #GearForRangers


“A Kenyan Reunion,” by Brittany Retherford, NOLS Leader. Spring 2015.

We are also on Facebook and Twitter.

About me:

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 volunteer gorilla chef for Koko the Gorilla. I hold a BA in African History from Barnard College and an MA in Northern History from the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

To learn more about my previous projects and work, please visit me on LinkedIn.