Fostering, Nurturing, Connecting - Family & Community

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Meet Our Staff

Michelle Hartley


Title: Office Administrator


Michelle was born and raised in South Dakota, and is the youngest of 10 children. Michelle moved to Alaska with her parents in 1980. She is wife to a loving husband of 30 years and mother of three boys. Her family moved to Sterling in January of 2018. She has spent nearly 30 years working in education and nonprofit youth organizations. In addition to working to make her land a fully sustainable homestead, she is currently pursuing degrees in education and nonprofit management from UAA.

Michelle’s office hours are Monday- Friday 9:00-12:00. Stop in and say hello

Elizabeth Harshman


Title: After School Coordinator


Liz comes to the Community Center with 8 years of experience at Sterling Head Start. She is the pastor’s wife at Abundant Life Church in Sterling where she serves as the children’s pastor. She is also the director of COD (Children of Destiny) a children’s ministry with Abundant Life on Wednesday evenings during the school year. Elizabeth loves the kids and families of our community and is looking forward to getting to know each of them better through the After School Program.


Elizabeth's hours are Monday- Friday 3:00-6:00.