Jerry Isaac was born and raised in Tanacross, Alaska. He is a leader in the Athabascan Native community of interior Alaska. He served on the Tanacross Village Council for a number of years and was its President. Jerry is a member of the board of the Alaska Federation of Natives and was President of Tanana Chiefs Conference based in Fairbanks, Alaska from 2006-2013. He also is Alaska area Vice-President for the National Congress of American Indians.