Who I Am

I am an Alaska Native (Tlingit & Aleut) who served as the Executive Director of Chugachmiut, Inc., an Alaska Native Tribal consortium serving the people of the Chugach, until September of 2012. I am currently the CEO for the Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc. (RurAL CAP). I have been a licensed attorney in Alaska since 1978, although my license is currently inactive while I pursue my passion for improving services for Alaska Natives.

I always have to mention that I am the lucky father of three wonderful children and my life is greatly enriched by each of them. I graduated from the Princeton University School of Public and International Affairs in 1975, and the University of Michigan Law School in 1978. I have been blessed with a great education and the many people who encouraged me as a boy and young man, especially my mother, the late Patricia Mallott Moore. I strive every day to live up to their expectations of me.

In May, 2003, I had the great fortune to meet Brian Jones, then President of Nypro Precision Plastics. He graciously shared his knowledge Lean Manufacturing during a 30 minute lunch with me and 2 other Sealaska Corporation board members. I immediately saw the potential, and have spend the past 15 years learning all I could about Lean Thinking. I continue to learn every day.

I have not blogged about Lean topics for some time. But along the way I came across an inspiration from Lean that changed my life for the better. From today, I plan to write about my Lean Learning, but also develop a blog about the Lean Way to restoring your health. By this I mean that learning how to think the Lean Way has given me a path to thinking creatively and planning innovatively for a systemic approach to restoring one’s health.

Thank you for visiting. The last time I blogged, I had to deal with Trolls. Please exercise respect. I understand you have a right to your opinion. If your opinion is not based on fact, science and respect for people, please find someone else to Troll.


  1. I look forward to shaking your hand soon regarding opportunities for Natives of Alaska, Yukon, British Columbia and Alberta.

    I am a proud father of four beautiful children and three wonderful grandchildren.

    I too have benefitted greatly from the teachings of my grandfather who told me the key to success is simple, “work hard and be honest.

    May our Creator continue to guide your inner being:
    The Warrior – to fight for what is right
    The Teacher – to teach what is good and true
    The Visionary – to look to the future for the betterment of all; and
    The Healer – to heal oneself first, then family, then community and then the Nation

    In His Peace, your brother.
    Gunaatsk – Eagle Clan of the Tsimshian Nation
    Matt Vickers

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  4. Pat, You definitely have something here. Can ANJC sponsor a forum on this for further research? I agree that the State & Feds will not be motivated to change direction. Would like to talk with you when you are back down. All the best, Carl

  5. This is something I need to look into for my corporation back home and see if there would be some board members to also look into if it is not implemented, interesting!
    Thank you,
    Aldrich O. Mazonna

  6. A relative told me of your blog…I am a former physician from Kotz and I look forward to reading more about your work there.

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