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Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office

AMCO’s headquarters are in Anchorage, Alaska, with two enforcement outposts in Fairbanks 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
Michael Chiesa Special Investigator - Assistant Chief Wasilla
Steven Johnson Special Investigator Juneau
Jason Davies Criminal Justice Tech 2 Anchorage
Jane Sawyer Acting Program Coordinator Anchorage
Recruiting Local Government Specialist Anchorage
Jane Sawyer Regulation Specialist 2 Anchorage
Carrie Craig Records and Licensing Supervisor Anchorage
Audrey Saylor Occupational Licensing Examiner Anchorage
Regina Cruz Occupational Licensing Examiner Anchorage
Recruiting Occupational Licensing Examiner Anchorage
Kristina Serezhenkov Occupational Licensing Examiner Anchorage
Nathan Hall Occupational Licensing Examiner Anchorage
Samuel Carrell Administrative Assistant 1 Anchorage
Recruiting Administrative Assistant 1 Anchorage
Maya Ali Administrative Officer-Administrative Supervisor Anchorage
Christel Brito Occupational Licensing Examiner 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