Shareholder Spotlight: Sid Huhndorf
Doyon, Limited Class C shareholder, Sid Huhndorf, is the grandson of Max and Bev Huhndorf of Galena and the late Pete and Mae Wallis of Fort Yukon. His parents are Joe and Becky Huhndorf of Galena.
Huhndorf works with Alaska Drilling and Completions (AK-D&C) as a junior drilling engineer. Through AK-D&C, Huhndorf provides services to Doyon by assisting in planning, logistics and engineering aspects of the exploration well that will be drilled in the Nenana basin in summer 2018. Huhndorf is focused on learning the ins and outs of the project, which is currently in the planning phase.
“Doyon, Limited has helped me in my professional life in the past year by providing me the opportunity to professionally enter into the oil and gas industry during a very tough time for Alaska oil and gas,” stated Huhndorf.
Huhndorf attributes where he is today to his higher education – a bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering from the University of Alaska Fairbanks – which Doyon Foundation helped fund with competitive and basic scholarships. His success was also positively impacted by the many different jobs he held before his position with AK-D&C.
“In spite of the fact that I was not able to intern during my time in university, I instead focused on working in as wide a variety of professions during my summers as I possibly could,” said Huhndorf. “This approach to exploring my place in the workforce greatly helped me in understanding my professional strengths and weaknesses.”
“I can’t think of any one person who has been the sole inspiration to me. I think I’ve taken a bit of inspiration from everyone in my life to one degree or another. I like to call this the ‘wisdom of the crowd’ approach to finding inspiration in others,” said Huhndorf.
“The only widely applicable life philosophy that I have applied to my own life course so far is: You are never too educated or too skilled in any one thing to learn something new from somebody.”