Meet Our Staff


Editor: Jordan Hales (

Jordan was born and raised in Eagle River, Alaska. She is majoring in Creative and Professional Writing, and hopes to become a Speech-language Pathologist one day. Her hobbies include reading, writing, traveling, and making flower arrangements. 

Assistant Editor: Annelida SmithVail



Faculty Advisor: David Onofrychuk (

Dave grew up in Edmonton, Alberta, and moved to Alaska in 2005. He is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing and Composition at APU. His fiction has appeared in Fifth Wednesday Journal, Stone Boat Journal, and on Blindman Brewing Session Series beer cans. He lives in Anchorage with his wife and two boys.

One Comment

  • Dr. Esther Beth Sullivan

    Hi to Turnagain Currents!
    I haven’t checked in to the journal for awhile. I was so glad I did today. It’s great to see the updated format. And even better to see that APU writers were so productive and thoughtful in their writings this past year.

    From a fan! Keep writing!

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