Murkowski Welcomes New Staff Members to Capitol Hill Office

Senator: Staff Bring New Energy to New Congress

Senator Lisa Murkowski today announced a number of new hires to her personal office staff in Washington, D.C. The new hires include Ephraim Froehlich, Garrett Boyle, Phillip Dodd, and U.S. Air Force Major Taona Enriquez; they fill vacancies created by recent departures among her staff. The senator also announced that she is promoting her Legislative Director Kate Williams to become her Deputy Chief of Staff.

“These men and women bring experience and Alaskan perspectives to the office as we begin the 114th Congress, and I look forward to working with them,” said Murkowski. “I appreciate their commitment to serving the people of Alaska and their willingness to help me with some of the most serious issues facing our state and our nation.”

(Ephraim Froehlich, Phillip Dodd, Maj. Taona Enriquez and Garrett Boyle, in front of the Murkowski office.)

Ephraim Froehlich returns to Senator Murkowski’s office as a Legislative Assistant. A recent graduate of the University of Maryland’s Francis King Carey School of Law, Ephraim previously worked in Murkowski’s office as a Staff Assistant and Legislative Correspondent. Ephraim was born and raised in Juneau, Alaska and received his B.A. in Government from Dartmouth College.

Garrett Boyle joins Senator Murkowski’s office as a Legislative Assistant. Boyle attended Seattle University as an undergrad and recently graduated from Tulane University School of Law before opening a small law practice in Texas. Garrett was raised in several location across Alaska, including Ouzinkie, Unalakleet, and Seward.

Phillip Dodd will serve as a Legislative Correspondent, and interact with Alaskans inquiring about various legislation under consideration by the U.S. Senate. Phillip received his B.A. in Public Policy Studies from Vanderbilt University, and is from Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

United States Air Force Major Taona Enriquez joins the Murkowski team as a Military Fellow after a serving as Aide-de-Camp to the Supreme Allied Commander in Europe.  In addition to having family who previously lived in Juneau, the New Mexico-raised Enriquez also served in Bagram, Afghanistan with the 56th Combat Search and Rescue Unit and the Guardian Angels from the 212th Rescue Squadron of the Alaska National Guard.