June Gerteisen Joins Fair Marketing Department

The Alaska State Fair recently welcomed June Gerteisen, who joined our marketing department as a marketing coordinator in mid-April. She’ll be providing administrative, technical and design support to help us achieve our marketing goals, and participating in the implementation of our community relations objectives.

“I am most looking forward to being a part of the team that brings tradition and fun to the community. I look forward to helping out in any way I can to provide creative solutions that adds to the visitor’s experience,” June said about her new role at the Fair.

Like most of us here at the Fair, June is a long-time fairgoer. A trip to the Fair for her usually includes an outdoor concert, seeing Hobo Jim at the Sluicebox, indulging in a hand-dipped ice cream bar, visiting the Oasis Beer Garden, and walking through the farm and art exhibits.

My most favorite thing at the Fair is the atmosphere! It’s a combination of experiences shared with family that makes it special for me,” she said.

June is a self-described “California Girl” originally from the San Francisco Bay area. She moved to Alaska in 2003 with her husband Stephen, a life-long Alaskan.

We enjoy the sense of community that Palmer offers their business owners and residents and are very happy to be here. Plus the mountains views here are breathtaking,” June shared.

June, who holds a bachelor’s in fine art and a master’s in art therapy, has a strong background in graphic and website design, working most recently as a graphic designer for the 673d Force Support Squadron marketing and publicity department on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. She and her husband are also the owners of Arkose Brewery, which they founded in Palmer in October 2011.