Jeannine Jabaay is a 4th generation Alaskan living in the rural community of Hope, Alaska, where she owns and operates Hope Alaska’s Bear Creek Lodge and Dirty Skillet. 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, she 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 six children, and they have been actively involved in foster care and foster-adoption since 2000. Jeannine is a board member of the Alaska Humanities Forum, and she was a co-founder and the 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 Barbers and Hairdressers for four years, and in 2007, she was selected as Mrs. Alaska United States. Jeannine enjoys painting, traveling, and working on authoring biographies of her family’s rich Alaskan heritage. She was appointed to the Commission in 2017.