PUBLISHED: 4:53 PM on Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Bobbi Epperly Pietan Photography

What is your definition of success?

For me success comes in two forms, both in failure and accomplishment. If someone has given the task at hand a whole-hearted effort then he/she she succeeded by just trying. So many people today are afraid to face old goals and new goals that they never give themselves the chance to succeed by just attempting the challenge.

What special challenges or advantages have you faced because you're a woman?

Personally, I have not noted any special challenges or advantages because I'm a woman in business. I face more challenges explaining to the lower 48 states that Alaska is part of the United States and not a foreign country.