ASA Staff

Cari-Ann Carty

Cari-Ann Carty

Executive Director

Cari-Ann Carty has held multiple roles within the organization, starting in 2010 as a Project Manager when ASA was known as APICC. She was also General Manager and Deputy Director before rising to her current position of Executive Director (aka “ringmaster” and “head juggler”). Cari-Ann is the public face of ASA, building relationships and advocating for collaborative solutions to meet Alaska’s training needs. She is surrounded by an incredible staff, amazing mentors and supportive industry partners who make her job meaningful and fun.


Mandy Beaulieu

Director of Operations

Mandy Beaulieu originally joined ASA as Program Manager for NCCER. As a subject matter expert in all things NCCER, Mandy has presented at multiple national conferences, and serves as a conduit between education, workforce development and industry. In 2019, Mandy was promoted to Director of Operations, where she oversees division managers to ensure daily operations of ASA run efficiently. Mandy helps develop business strategies to better serve ASA’s industry partners.


KJ Crawford

Training Programs Manager

KJ Crawford serves as ASA’s Training Program Manager and resident “cat herder.” With a master’s degree in organizational management, KJ is known for her color-coding and attention to detail as she facilitates committee meetings, addresses instructor inquires and audits, and manages ASA’s course scheduling. With a background in education, outreach, training and development, KJ enjoys leveraging technology to create comprehensive training resources.

Carrie Whitfeild

Carrie Whitfield

Project Manager

Carrie Whitfield joins ASA with 12 years of experience supporting Alaska’s oil and gas industry, both on and off the North Slope. Since 2009, she has specialized in construction and operations health, safety and environmental training development and delivery, as well as compliance-database administration and project-turnover coordination. Carrie holds a Construction Health and Safety Technologist (CHST) certification and other training certifications. Prior North Slope experience includes field safety on Point Thomson, Skid 50, various pipeline-renewal projects and construction-turnover coordination.


Gretchen Weiss-Brooks

Communications Manager

Gretchen Weiss-Brooks was brought into the ASA fold to support the team with general badassery for anything communications, design, or tech. From setting up the online learning system to creating communications, such as ads, social media, newsletters, blogs, etc., Gretchen jumps in to apply her skills to boost the work of the fantastic and knowledgeable ASA team. Gretchen has a BA in education and has won awards in journalism, graphic design, visual arts, and writing.


Tygh Edinger

Administrative Coordinator

Tygh Edinger joined ASA in 2019 as an Administrative Coordinator. After spending 10 years in the trucking industry and 10 years on Alaska’s North Slope supporting the oil and gas industry, he has brought his knowledge and experience to us. His experience in industry and helpful, positive attitude make him an asset to everyone here at ASA.

Adrienne Weiss

Data and Design Coordinator

After roving around the Lower 48, Adrienne was drawn back to Alaska to become ASA’s Data and Design Coordinator. She has a master’s degree in Communication and has experience working for nonprofits in Alaska, Texas, and Washington. She supports the ASA team with her skills in copywriting, social media, CBT creation, analytics, and anything else that may be needed.