Walter "Wally" Carlo
Wally Carlo is an Athabascan who was born in Tanana, Alaska in 1946 and grew up in Ruby, Galena, and Fairbanks. Despite living in the city and getting an education in business, Wally grew up living a subsistence hunting, trapping and fishing-based lifestyle. He learned how to travel and survive in the wilds of interior Alaska and to be a keen observer of the world around him. In addition to his varied career with Native corporations, hospitality services, and as an equipment operator, Wally served 22 years as a board member for Doyon, Ltd., the Native corporation for interior Alaska, and over 20 years as a trustee on the Fairbanks Memorial Hospital Board. Since retiring in 2008, Wally once again spends a lot of time traveling the country in all seasons. He is especially well versed in winter river ice and travel conditions on the Tanana River near Fairbanks so participated in the March 23, 2011 Tanana River field trip for the Dangerous Ice Project.