Charlie Barnwell

Board Member

with Homer Trails Alliance
Homer, Alaska

Charlie was elected to the Homer Trails Alliance board in April, 2021. He is a lifelong Alaskan, raised in Anchorage. Charlie was on the Alaska Methodist University (now APU) ski team in the 1970s, a nationally recognized Nordic ski team. Charlie and his wife moved to the Homer area in 2015. While in Anchorage he was a Board member and Vice-President of Anchorage Junior Nordic. Charlie mapped and produced the first published map of Anchorage nordic ski trails, focused on Kincaid Park; and led a project to build a lighted ski trail connection between Service High School and Hillside Park, a community funded trail now heavily used by Anchorage skiers. Charlie’s daughters are nordic skiers having been part of Junior Nordic, Winter Stars, and one on the Alaska Junior National Team. Charlie also was a board member of the Kachemak Nordic Ski Club, and Alaska Huts Association where he led the project to restore the Manitoba Cabin, now a successful operation for Alaska Huts. Charlie currently serves on the City of Homer Planning Commission. He is a GIS Manager with Kinney Engineering LLC.


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