Alaskafy® LLC is an Alaskan corporation that is 85% woman and Alaska Native owned. Both owners are also current or prior Military. Michelle Maguire is in the U.S Army Reserves and is a cadet in her junior year at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Michelle’s vision for Alaskafy® is to connect Alaska business with people from around the world. As a company Alaskafy® has applied for and been certified Made In Alaska® The Alaskafy® website itself, permit #7666 and any digital products Alaskafy® creates are certified Made In Alaska® permit #7703, this website/mobile app MadeInAlaska.Net.

Genesis of Alaskafy

March 1989 - Genesis of Alaskafy

In March of 1989, while serving in the US Army as a TACCS (Tactical Army Combat Computer Stystems) specialist @tophermaguire created a private bulletin board called Alaskafy. The membership fee for this site was $3 a month and had about 180 military members. The bulletin board was a place for soldiers new to Alaska to hang out and connect. When Topher was discharged honorably in January of 1993 the Alaskafy bulletin board was deactivated.
Alaskafy Reborn & Birth of Made In Alaska® Dot Net

October 2013 - Alaskafy Reborn

While at a Make it Alaska show, Michelle Maguire posed the question to her husband Topher “Wouldn’t it be great if there was a website and mobile app for Alaskan vendors, like Etsy but just for Alaska, where Alaska vendors can sell not only to Alaska but the rest of the world too?”

Topher thought it was a great idea and that day, that moment, at that Make it Alaska show Topher and Michelle began to communicate and get feedback from the vendors at that show.

Every vendor that the Maguire’s connected with at the Make it Alaska show thought Alaskafy® would be a great idea. The Maguire’s went to the drawing board and began to create Alaskafy® and MadeInAlaska.Net.

Official Re-Launch of Alaskafy® & Launch of Made In Alaska® Dot Net

October 2016 - Official Launch of Alaskafy & Made In Alaska® Dot Net

After 2 years of acquiring feedback from potential vendors and shoppers and 3 years of over all research and development Michelle Maguire and Topher Maguire  her husband officially launched Alaskafy and Made In Alaska® Dot Net.

Both sites a very robust and feature packed. See the features list below:

Full on Social Community

Complete social community very similar to some of the most popular social networks out there today. You can make friend connections, message, tag, mention, follow, add media, form groups-forums and every member gets there own space to blog.

Top Notch Alaska Marketplace

Each member can start there own store. This store is another completely separate profile and at the same time is linked to the members profile. This is very unique and complex yet is still very intuitive for the members to easily create an online store using their logos, colors, branding and so on. Approved vendors get the ability to add unlimited products to their stores, categorize items, select attributes and customize shipping. Any member can apply to be a vendor and the only pre-requisite is that the applicant be an Alaskan business.

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Michelle Maguire

Co-Founder

Michelle Maguire @michelle is a 27 year old Alaskan Native (Russian Aleut) mother of 2 and co-founded Alaskafy with her husband Topher Maguire. Besides working on Alaskafy, Michelle is a stay at home mom and is in the Army Reserves and a cadet (Junior). To her credit Michelle is also the original developer of the Eagle River App that is now owned by The Alaska Cache. Born and raised in Seward, Alaska Michelle now owns a home on Borealis street with her husband in Eagle River, Alaska where they resurrected Alaskafy® which gave birth to Made In Alaska® Dot Net. Michelle is very athletic and loves Alaska outdoor activities including those that include her children and has ran Mount Marathon numerous times as a junior and once as an adult only 6 weeks after giving birth to her first son Paxon Maguire.

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Topher Maguire

Co-Founder

Topher Maguire is a 46 year old father of 2 and co-founder of Alaskafy@ LLC with Michelle Maguire his wife. Besides Alaskafy LLC Topher has his own blog itsadads.life and also freelances website and mobile application development. Topher has over 27 years of online web design and development experience and 8 years of mobile application development experience. Born and raised in San Francisco, California – Topher joined the The US Army at age 17, was transfered to Alaska and has been here ever since. Topher also enjoys Alaskan outdoor activities and plans to run Mount Marathon one day with the goal of beating Michelle’s dad, Steve Buchanan’s best time whom has won the race twice.