Skagway Development Corporation, Board of Directors


  • President- Tim Bourcy
  • Vice-President – Cori Giacomazzi
  • Treasurer – Paul Taylor
  • Secretary – Julene Brown
  • Member-at-Large – Chris Ellis

Executive Director

  • Kaitlyn Jared


PRESIDENT:  Tim Bourcy, Local Business Owner and Former Mayor, The Mountain Shop & Packer Expedition

(Bio to come)

VICE-PRESIDENT:  Cori Giacomazzi, Local Business Owner, Lillith Moon & Wandering Wardrobe
Cori became a resident of Skagway in 2000.  She holds a BSC in Human Ecology and majored in Textiles, Clothing, and Culture.  She is currently the curator of the Red Onion Brothel Museum as well as the costume designer and head of wardrobe for the Red Onion.  Cori has also made costumes for the Days of 98 Show.  Since 2000 she has created and produced a bi-annual fundraising fashion show.  In 2007, Wandering Wardrobe, a ladies clothing boutique featuring one of a kind clothing, corsets, and jewelry as well as “pre-loved” and vintage clothing was launched.  She decided to close the doors to her shop last year as she looks to focus more on the creative aspects of her business and reorganize.

TREASURER:  M. Paul Taylor, P.E., Owner, Pacific Contract Company LLC
Paul Taylor is a registered professional civil engineer and business owner.  He has a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and is licensed to practice in Alaska and the Yukon.  He holds specialized education in the fields of labor negotiation and arbitration and finance from the University of Michigan Ann Arbor.

Paul has provided exceptional professional engineering and project management services to clients throughout Alaska and the Yukon for the past thirty years on projects as diverse as conceptual planning of harbors and railroads; design of highways, airports and marine docks and railroad operation.  Pacific Contract Company specializes in project planning, permitting, design, budgeting and project construction management.

SECRETARY:  Julene Brown – Owner: You Say Tomato Natural Foods
Born and raised in Skagway, Julene has worked for the Municipality of Skagway as the Librarian for over 15 years.  In 2006, she bought You Say Tomato, a natural foods store, and moved the business to a larger building expanding the variety of inventory and services offered. Julene has served as an elected member of the Skagway School Board, member of the Skagway Child Care Council, officer positions in the Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary, and currently on the Municipality’s Solid Waste Advisory Committee.

MEMBER AT LARGE:  Christine Ellis – Owner: Pine Country Yard & Garden, LLC & Lazy Daisy Farm.
Chris was born and raised in Skagway and ventured south to attend college for business.  Returning to Skagway in 198- after college, Chris raised her three children in Skagway as well as served as the Skagway School Board President for twelve years.  Currently Chris is busy during the summer months with her landscaping and plant business, Pine Country Yard and Garden and growing vegetables for local sale at her Farm, Lazy Daisy Farm.

Kaitlyn was born and raised in Skagway. Upon graduating highschool, she pursued her college education and graduated from the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) in 2016 with a Bachelors of Business Administration and minor in Economics. Kaitlyn has continued to further her education by working towards an Associates Degree in Accounting from the University of Alaska Anchorage and a Masters of Public Administration Degree from the University of Alaska Southeast.

During her time at UAA, Kaitlyn worked for the Human Resource Department’s Benefits Department, served as the Director of Programs for the Marketing and Management Club as well as participated in the Leadership Honors program. During the Summer she would return to Skagway with her husband and kids to work for the White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad and her mom’s store, You Say Tomato.

“Skagway is my home and I hope to keep it as my kid’s home as well. It’s a beautiful, loving, hardworking community. We have been able to expand and welcome every task thrown our way. I hope that during my time as Executive Director I can assist the community of Skagway reach it’s greatest potential and help a community who has always been there to help me”
– Kaitlyn Jared, Executive Director.