Corporate photo by: Treft Punkt

A Quick History

Born an Okie, I moved to Alaska for the first time in 1984 to spend the summer with family. From then on, I spent nearly every other summer in Alaska until 1996 when I decide to move here permanently. Since then I have worked for several Alaska companies including Internet Alaska, Alaska USA FCU and GCI. In 2000 and again in late 2005, I have moved out of Alaska for a few gigs including a stint at Starbucks as a new media/web dev project manager.

Presently:

Since July 2010 I have been the Executive Director for the Iron Dog Race. It’s been a wild ride and I’m thrilled to say that I managed to survive the first year with some big “wins” along the way. I managed to get live TV coverage for the first time in the 28 year history of the event, raise the prize purse to its highest level and attract some national TV productions by National Geographic, Outdoor Channel, etc.

Find out more about me on LinkedIn.
http://www.linkedin.com/in/kevinkastner

My mission:

To bring the feeling, passion and joy to the car enthusiasts who appreciate the overall dynamic versus a specification sheet and to convert those who don’t know the difference. Cars are my passion and I am focused on directing all my professional talent into a role that aligns with this lifelong interest.

My projects:

In between contract projects, I have been working on a few other things…

KastnerforHouse.com – My first political campaign.
I made an unsuccessful run in 2014 for a State House seat. While a little disappointing, the experience was invaluable and still managed to exceed my target number of votes. I lost by about 189 votes.

Quirky – A social product development firm.
I’m working on becoming a strong influencer at Quirky. That and I have submitted my own ideas for new products. Using this as a springboard for some other product ideas…more on that later.

The New Triumph Car – Concept to revive the Triumph automobile marque.
An idea not yet realized.

 

2 Responses to About Kevin

  1. Patrick Huckels says:

    Hello Kevin.
    First of all I have to ask if you are any relation to Kal Kastner?
    Secondly, I came across your New Triumph website when looking for a cool Triumph car logo for a cap that I want to sport around in while driving my restored Tr6ir. The ir part is my idea as, after reading all that went in to designing this car, thought it deserved more than just another serial number (6) from less imaginative Triumph head office types. IR stands for International Roadster.
    Back to your newly designed logo: I tried to register on the New Triumph website in order to ask your permission to use your new logo art for my hat. I thought since you were kind enough to include disclaimers and notes on your websites, I should respect your artist rights.
    Unfortunately, at least in my case, after registering, I haven’t received my log-on e-mail to my yahoo account.
    I admire your ability to build such websites and enjoyed the Spitfire engine rebuild video very much and will pass it along with other gearheads in my Triumph club here in Denver.
    I am currently working on another TR6 rebuild and want to incorporate various design ideas into the body making it unique yet attractive.
    Much Regards,
    Patrick Huckels
    Bespoke Roadster

  2. admin says:

    Hi Patrick.

    Thanks for the notes. I’ll shoot you email to discuss!

    Thanks,
    Kevin

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