Jeannine Stafford-Jabaay is a 4th generation Alaskan living in the rural community of Hope, Alaska where she is the local correspondent for the Turnagain Times and runs a small cabin rental business. Jeannine is the president of Alaska Treeline, Inc., a remodeling company in Anchorage with a focus on deck construction. In 2016, Jeannine was named a Top 40 Under 40 by ProRemodeling, and in 2017 was a finalist for the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce Gold Pan Awards. Jeannine has been recognized by the American Marketing Association with the “Marketing Department of One” award and by Qualified Builder as a Top 500 Remodeler in the Nation award. Jeannine is a charter member of the North American Deck and Railing organization and worked to create the University of Alaska’s Construction Management Development program.
Jeannine and her husband, Derrick, have 6 children, and they have been actively involved in foster care and foster-adoption since 2000. Jeannine was a co-founder and vice-president of Beacon Hill, a nonprofit organization established to provide for and protect Alaska’s most vulnerable residents. Jeannine served on Alaska’s Board of Barber’s and Hairdressers for 4 years, and in 2007 was selected as Mrs. Alaska United States. Jeannine enjoys painting, traveling and working on authoring biographies of her family’s rich Alaskan heritage.