Box 82896 Fairbanks, AK 99708
Boyd Communications, http://www.benboydalaska.com
I am a person who through out
has lived and participated
several different cultures. I have been a professional Indian Dancer and
Musician since the age of thirteen and still use those talents as part
of my profession. I am the oldest performing Indian Hoop Dancers in North America.
I am employed by Doyon Tourism Inc.
which is a subsidiary of Doyon
Limited, an Alaska Native Regional Corporation. I am Expediter/Buyer for the Company and have also, performed duties of Head Guide, Dog Team Demo, Native Presentations, Program Director and Internet Marketing. To fulfill the duties of
these positions with Doyon Tourism I use a combination of the talents I
have acquired, from being a professional entertainer all of my life,
from living an Alaska subsistence and traditional native way of life,
and fifteen years of college work. I own and operate BOYD COMMUNITATIONS, specializing in Multimedia, Video Production and Internet Marketing and also, own ALASKA NORTHERN LIGHTS TOUR and ALASKAN CULTURE TOURS.
My wife and I both worked many years for American & Pacific Tours with offices in Tokyo Japan and Anchorage Alaska. We performed various duties in the Japanese Tourist Industry in Alaska.
Letter of Recommendation from UAF Cooperative Extension Service
The Principia High School, St.
Louis, graduated 1962.
Southwest Missouri State College,
Music and Art, attended 1962-64.
University of Missouri St. Louis,
Business Administration, attended
University of Alaska Fairbanks,
B. A. Rural Development, Cultural
Documentation and Community Research,
M. A. Interdisciplinary Studies,
Cultural Documentation through
managed, and marketed tourism, for Arctic
Native Village of Venetie Tribal
Video Productions Produced
"The Caribou People" - 1992,
won three international awards.
with Cooperative Extension Service
UAF for Arctic Village Council.
Japanese language versions.
"Arctic Village Gospel Music"
(Music Video) - 1993.
Carnival" - 1995.
"Food as Non-Verbal
Communication" - 1995.
"TAMAKO-ZA Drums and Drama" (in
Japanese) - 1995
"Rising Sun - Midnight Sun"
(Music Video) - 1995
"Arctic Hunters" (in Japanese)
Funding from US Department of
"Land of the Great Spirit" (Music
Video) - 2000.
"The Gwich'in Still Call It Indian
Country" – 2000.
Historical documentation of
Supreme Court Case.
Substitute teacher, Yukon
Flats School District, 75-79.
Itinerant Music Instructor, Yukon
Flats School District, 79-80.
Computer Instructor, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Interior Campus, 95 - Present
Director of Tourism, Arctic
Village Tours, Native Village of Venetie
Government, 1987- 2000.
Projects Director, Doyon Tourism
Inc. 2001 - Present
Includes: The production of videos and multimedia presentations for
marketing and tourist education and entertainment. Website and Blog developmnet and Internet Marketing. Directing tourist activities such as
naturalist guided hikes, fishing, gold panning, and dog mushing
presentations. Perform native dance and cultural presentations.
Marketing and Management of 5 Star Log Cabins, Alaskan Vacation Rentals, 2005 - Present.
Marketing: Web site production and Internet Marketing, Brochure production, Contacts and sales.
Management: Booking, Check-in, and Customer service.
Guide, Driver, Guide Trainer, and Tour Development Coordinator, American and Pacific Tours . Perform several duities in the Japanese Tourist Industry in Alaska, including training Japanese Guides in logistics and knowledge of Alaska, 2007 - 2011
Own, Operator, Marketing, Management, Guide, Presenter and Native Dance Performer for Alaska Northern Lights Tour and Alaskan Culture Tours. Developed and established Marketing for these tours and now maintain them as a one man operation, 2011 - Present
Director of Youth Program in Arctic Village, RDA Summer Youth
Director of Youth Program in Arctic Village and Venetie, TCC
"UAF Karate Club Documentary" – 2001.
"Meet Kantishna Roadhouse Employees" – 2003.
Doyon Tourism Documentary
footage courtesy of KUAC & Cooperative Extension
"Kantishna Hills Pioneers" - 2005
Doyon Tourism Historical
Historical photos and film footage
edited with motion
graphics to tell the story of the
Gold Rush Era.
"Open North American Champion Sled Dog Race" - 2006
"Denali Wildlife Quick Time Movies" 2005 - Present. For internet marketing, DVDs, and CDs.
The following DVDs were made by Boyd Communications for: Association of Interior Native Educators / Doyon Foundation
"Athabascan Snowshoe Building" - 2007
"Introduction to Athabascans" - 2007
"Athabascan Traditional Moose Harvest" - 2007
"Gwich'in Elders Speak" - 2007
"Athabascan Drum Making" - 2008
"The Life and Art of James Grant (Athabascan Artist) - 2008
Multimedia & Marketing
Arctic Village Tours
Created multimedia and marketing materials for advertising tours both
in Japanese and English. 1987 - 2000.
Participated in tourism marketing trade shows in Japan. - 1995
Created multimedia presentations and marketing materials for both
advertising and entertainment/education of tourists in both Japanese
and English. Development of Website and Blog and Internet Marketing. 2001 - Present.
Own and operate video production and internet marketing company, 2005 - Present
Performed in Rock and Roll Bands at several Teen Towns in St.
Performed Jazz, Rock & Standards in Show Boat Band at Lake of
the Ozarks MO. 1959-1963
Performed Jazz, Rock & Standards in several Night Clubs in
Springfield MO. 1962-1964
Performed Jazz, Rock, Rhythm & Blues in several Night Clubs in St.
Louis MO area. 1964-1968
Performed Rhythm & Blues on road tour of west coast, Las Vegas, and
Performed Rock & Roll in all of the most popular Night Clubs in the
L. A. and Hollywood area. 1970-1975
Worked as musician and co producer in multi-track recording studios in
the L. A. and Hollywood area. 1970-1975
Performed Rock & Roll at Night Clubs in Fairbanks AK during
Pipeline Era. Highest paid club jobs in US. 1975-1978
Trained and Produced Indian Village bands that performed for dances in
many Villages, Fairbanks & Canada. 1978-1989
Macintosh, IBM PC, Windows, Microsoft Word, Photo Shop, Power
Painter, Illustrator & Director. Macromedia Dreamweaver &
Beta cam analog editing and Final Cut Pro digital editing.
Computer Graphics and Animation: Video Toaster, Maya Composer, and
Recording Studio Producer: Multi-track music recording studio
experience as producer, composer, arranger, and
Logic computer software midi and digital recording.
Singer, keyboards, vibes, trombone, saxophone, trumpet, and
Forty eight years of experience.
Both tourism and educational presentations about Alaska Native
with Power Point presentation and videos in both Japanese and English.
M. A. Degree in Cultural Documentation through Multimedia.
Dancer since age of six and professional since age of thirteen.
Inter-Tribal Dancing including Oklahoma Fancy Dance, Traditional Dance
and Hoop Dance, using twenty hoops. At age sixty two, one of the oldest
Hoop Dancer in North America.
Wildlife Camera Man
After many years as a subsistence hunter, I have turned to
hunting animals with a video camera for use in video productions I
Dog Musher &
Made subsistence living in Arctic Village in the Brooks Range
team as only source of transportation. Included, hauling wood and
water, trapping, hunting caribou. Was Trainer for leaders that
participate in North American Sled Dog Races Limited. Also raced
in local villages' races above the Yukon River. Have given dog
team demonstrations for Doyon Tourism at Kantishna Road House. Am currently a registered Dog Trainer with the Second Chance League which retrains dogs and places them up for adoption.
Was taught Arctic survival skills by Indian Scouts from Arctic
who are members of the National Guard and train Rangers for the US
Army. Trained by Indian Trappers for subsistence way of
life. Wilderness Guide for tourist for Arctic Village Tours and
Grant Writer and Administrator
Have written and administrated several grants for economic development that were both state and federal funded. These agencies include: State of Alaska Community and Regional Affairs and Farmers Home Administration.
Developed and maintained a web site for Arctic Village Tours from 1997 - 2000. Developed and maintain a web site for 5 Star Log Cabins form January 2006 - present. I work on internet marketing as part of my "Special Projects Director" position at Doyon Tourism. Owner and operator of Boyd Communications who develops and does internet marketing for website clients. Have taken four college courses in web site design at University of Alaska Fairbanks.
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