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Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office

AMCO’s headquarters are in Anchorage, Alaska, with three enforcement outposts in Fairbanks, Mat-Su Borough, and Juneau. The management team consists of the Director, the Program Coordinator, the Enforcement Supervisor and the Administrative Officer. Each member of the management staff works with his or her team to ensure responsive, fair and consistent service to the Boards, the licensing communities, local governments, and the Alaskan public.

Our Staff

Name Position Office Location
Joan Wilson Director Anchorage
James Hoelscher Special Investigator 2 - Enforcement Chief  Anchorage
Joe Hamilton Special Investigator Anchorage
Joe Bankowski Special Investigator Anchorage
Jeff Rukes Special Investigator Anchorage
Kendrick Whiteman Special Investigator Anchorage
Parrish Moses Special Investigator Fairbanks

Special Investigator Wasilla

Special Investigator Anchorage
Steven Johnson Special Investigator Juneau
Jason Davies Criminal Justice Tech 2 Anchorage
Jane Sawyer Program Coordinator Anchorage
Gabriel Gonzales Local Government Specialist Anchorage
Janyce Ibele Project Assistant  Anchorage
Carrie Craig Records and Licensing Supervisor Anchorage
Audrey Saylor Occupational Licensing Examiner Anchorage
Regina Cruz Occupational Licensing Examiner Anchorage
Donavan Bennett-Smith Occupational Licensing Examiner Anchorage
Trishia Gilliland Occupational Licensing Examiner Anchorage
Samuel Carrell Occupational Licensing Examiner Anchorage
Bryce Johnson
Administrative Assistant 1 Anchorage
Anna Wood Administrative Assistant 1 Anchorage
Maya Ali Administrative Officer-Administrative Supervisor Anchorage
Sonya Irwin Occupational Licensing Examiner Anchorage
Kristina Serezhenkov Regulations Specialist Anchorage

Contact Us

AMCO Unit Email
Admin Staff
Alcohol Licensing Staff
Alcohol Event Permit Staff
Marijuana Handler Permit Staff
Marijuana Licensing Staff
Enforcement Staff


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Office Hours:

Monday - Friday 9:00am - 4:00pm.
Our office is closed 12:00pm - 1:00pm for lunch.
Marijuana Handler Permit Hours 1:00pm - 3:00pm.