Michelle Overstreet 

Valley girl: Mat-Su born and raised, Michelle loves living in a community that’s willing to lend a hand when others are in need.

Inspiration? Michelle opened MyHouse Mat-Su after giving a homeless young man a gas card and a sleeping bag so he could sleep in his car on a cold winter night. “I thought, ‘We can do better than this as a community.’”

Open-door policy: MyHouse provides shelter, meals and a safe space to more than 50 Mat-Su youth every week

Whether you were born and raised in Alaska or just have the Alaska born and raised spirit, we want to hear from you.