Alaska Children’s Trust (ACT) is excited to announce the addition of Andrew Cutting to our team this week as Children’s Health Program Fellow.
Thank you to the Annie E. Casey Foundation and The David & Lucile Packard Foundation for their support of the position, which will support the work ACT is doing related to data (i.e., KIDS COUNT Alaska) and children’s health care. The role will include data analyses, report writing, assistance with outreach and coalition building efforts, and direct advocacy.
Andrew is no stranger working with communities with difficult problems, having spent eight years with The Foraker Group, where he worked with a large array of organizations and issues from all across the state.
As Foraker’s research director, Andrew oversaw all data collection and worked within Foraker and with many nonprofits to turn data into information, which could then be acted upon.
Prior to Foraker, Andrew spent eight years as the community engagement manager at REI, where he shared his love of the outdoors with individuals and groups around the state, with a heavy focus on getting kids outside.
Before joining REI, Andrew worked for a diverse range of businesses, including managing a ski shop in Wyoming, wilderness instructor for the University of Alaska Anchorage, industrial and commercial painter, and commercial fisherman.
In a world swimming in data, Andrew helps people understand what matters most, and how to use inquiry to lead you to make better decisions.
When not staring at data or sharing interesting insights, Andrew can be found riding single-track in the mountains or lost in a cloud of sawdust in his woodshop.