Meet CVCF’s newest board member, Lorraine “Rainy” Kasko, Tlingit name Koosnei. Rainy was born in Juneau to Edwin and Ruth Kasko and raised in Klukwan and Haines. Rainy has many interesting experiences and talents. She got her degree in psychology from UNLV and loved her job working for SEARHC in mental health and substance abuse. Currently Rainy’s passion is her cultural arts. She is a beader, weaver and crocheter. Her favorite craft is spruce root weaving, which makes a tight, waterproof item. Rainy meets with a craft group in Klukwan weekly, where the artists work together on repairing tribal regalia or making moccasins for the dancers. She likes to collaborate on projects, and she has helped make a healing robe, which is displayed and used in Klukwan; a robe for a canoe; and a blanket for the AWARE shelter in Juneau.
Rainy smiles a lot and is quick to laugh. On the board, Rainy is a good listener and thoughtful, and we’re grateful for her contribution!