Galen has been a Foundation board member since 2009. He was born in Litchfield, Minnesota and obtained his BS in Civil Engineering and MS in Engineering Management at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. Galen was Vice President and Co-Owner of GHEMM Company until 2005. He currently teaches at the UAF Community & Technical College where he chairs the Construction Management & Drafting Technology Department. Galen was named Engineer of the Year in 2008 by the Fairbanks branch of the Alaska Society of Professional Engineers.