Brisa Alarcon is part of KNOM’s three-person business and development team in Anchorage, serving as the radio station’s Development Assistant.
Brisa spent her childhood summers in the ski community of Girdwood, approximately 30 miles south of Anchorage. Her appreciation for Alaska began while basking in the long summer days hiking, camping, and fishing. However, growing up, Brisa was unaware of her distant neighbors in rural Alaska who lived a vastly different lifestyle than she.
While receiving her bachelor’s degree in marketing at Louisiana State University, Brisa joined a Christian club called Chi Alpha. During this time Brisa’s faith grew, which led her to make a commitment to two years of ministry with Chi Alpha at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Here she learned that well over 100 villages in rural Alaska are without a church. That summer she had the opportunity to experience it firsthand by leading a mission trip to Emmonak, where she spent two weeks with Alaska Native teens at a bible camp. This experience opened Brisa’s eyes to the richness of Alaska Native cultures and the hardships endured.
Brisa saw working at KNOM as a great opportunity to continue the work of bringing the hope of the gospel to remote places in Alaska. Her daily tasks include processing incoming mail donations, maintaining donor relationships, and editing news stories for the KNOM website and social media platforms.
Outside of the office, you will likely find Brisa exploring the outdoors, spending time with friends, and planning her next big adventure.