Ralph Góos’k’ Wolfe

Director of Indigenous Stewardship Programs

Tlingit & Haida, Native Lands & Resources Division

Ralph (Góos’k’) Wolfe serves as the Director of Indigenous Stewardship Programs at Tlingit & Haida, as part of the Native Lands & Resources division.

In this capacity, Ralph continues to build out the Seacoast Indigenous Guardians Network and implement environmental stewardship and economic sustainability projects that target traditional foods, energy, and natural resources.

Ralph holds an Associate of Arts degree from the University of Alaska Southeast.

Before joining Tlingit & Haida’s Native Lands & Resources division, he served as the director of the Sustainable Southeast Partnership, community catalyst for Yakutat, and office manager for Yakutat Tlingit Tribe.

Ralph’s impressive resume includes serving as Tlingit & Haida’s Youth Representative and Sealaska’s Youth Advisor (2008), mayor of Yakutat (2016), and as a Tlingit & Haida Delegate (2014-2022) and Vice President on the Executive Council (2016-2022).

Proudly identifying as Tlingit and Haida, Ralph is a member of the Eagle Frog of the Kooskadee clan. A lifelong Alaskan, he was born and raised in Craig, Alaska, on Prince of Wales Island. Ralph resides in Yakutat with his wife Gloria and their sons, Jackson and Jace.

With a wealth of experience and a deep commitment to his heritage and community, Ralph Wolfe continues to make a lasting impact in his role as the Seacoast Indigenous Guardians Network Manager.