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

Programs Director

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

Carrie Whitfeild

Carrie Parashar

Project Manager

Carrie Parashar joins ASA with over a decade of experience supporting Alaska’s oil and gas industry, both on and off the North Slope. Since 2007, 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.


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 is now putting his knowledge and practical skill to work helping others. His hands-on experience in industry, skill as a trainer, and passion for building a strong Alaskan workforce make him an invaluable asset to ASA. Tygh is currently working toward his degree in Business Administration.

Teresa Sowell

Education Technology Specialist

Teresa Sowell serves as ASA’s Education Technology Specialist, creating engaging computer-based training for Alaska’s industries. With 7 years of experience in corporate training, Teresa has a strong dedication to comprehensive and effective learning, both online and in the classroom. With an acute attention to detail, Teresa enjoys problem solving and finding new ways to make training interactive.

Bert Kelila

Badging Specialist

Bio coming soon.