About The Board

Our Board of Directors

We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation created by Alaskans for Alaskans. Possessing decades of cumulative service in community workshops and conventions. We do our best in offering fun and exciting activities for young and old alike.

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Caitlin Forbes

Caitlin is a huge anime cosplayer and has been making her own cosplays for conventions in and out of state and selling her bead crafts. She has been in the hospitality industry for the past 5 years working with the public in multiple different ways; behind desks, front and center, note taking, and in a phone room. Caitlin is drawn to large local gatherings in the community, and has an extensive Scooby-Doo movie collection



Patrick Campaign

An eye doctor by profession, Patrick has dedicated towards managing, running, and developing hobby and political conventions throughout Alaska since 2004.  A retro video gamer and a casual board game player, he is an advocate for virtual/ augmented reality; he teaches publicly about eye health and gamification for enthusiasts and businesses alike.



Kirstin Forbes

Kirstin has been part of the Convention community for over 10 years, whether it is attending, selling her craft, teaching classes, or helping to organizing events. She’s a born and raised Alaskan who has an extensive travel background earning her a fresh outlook of other conventions. She has been running her own hair business for 8+ years earning herself multiple titles and awards in the process. She’s an avid classic gamer, Mario lover, comic reader, and Supernatural fangirl. 


Ariel Eveland

A mermaid out of the sea, Ariel is an Alaskan grown nerd who has her hands in multiple fandom cookie jars. Growing up she was always drawn towards the creative side of her brain; she took to pencil and paper like a moth to a flame. This passion for creating slowly turned into a path of study for university and lead to a Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design. Ariel has traveled some of the seven seas, bouncing all around the continental US and hopping across both major ponds from London to Japan. She spends a majority of her free time scanning through YouTube videos, illustrating fan art and original concepts, as well as watching media from her favorite franchises. With her love of creation and fandoms, Ariel hopes to enrich the convention circuit in Alaska to educate and inspire the souls here in the Last Frontier.

Interested in learning more about what it means to be a board member with Taikai Corporation?

Send us an email titled “Board Member” to questions@taikaicorp.org.