Avaiyak Burnell serves as the 1st Vice President of the board for Arctic Slope Regional Corporation. He also serves as a board member for the Arctic Education Foundation.
Avaiyak is currently the president and CEO of Eskimos Inc. A former marine, Avaiyak served active duty for 5 years.
Avaiyak was born and raised in Utqiaġvik. He and his wife Kristine have 5 children.