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Digital Branch of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Oral History Program

Kathy Sullivan

Kathy Sullivan Kathy is the clerk/office manager for Denali National Park's South District. As a former ski instructor, climbing guide, assistant guide to Ray Genet, and the mother of Genet's two children, Kathy has led an active, adventurous life that makes clerical work for the government a less than totally satisfying lifestyle. However, she sympathizes with larger park purposes and admires her immediate mountaineering ranger associates. Single-parent necessities have forced the adjustment to a more conventional 9 to 5 work, which began with Ray Genet's death on Mount Everest in 1979. At the time of the interview some particularly convoluted fiscal, personnel, and procurement needs of the District caused her to reflect on high adventures of the past. Her love and pride for her two sons comes forth in the interview.
Kathy Sullivan appears in the following new Jukebox projects: