Karlin is the Alaska State Director.
Karlin has undergraduate degrees in Alaska Native studies and political science from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and a law degree from Gonzaga University.
He most recently worked for the Ukpeagvik Inupiat Native Corp. as chief administrative and legal officer. His other professional experience includes directing Alaska rural and indigenous programs at the Institute of the North; helping run the gubernatorial campaign of Ethan Berkowitz; clerking for Alaska Supreme Court Chief Justice Alexander O. Bryner, producing economic development plans for the Bering Strait region while serving for the nonprofit Native corporation Kawerak Inc.; and co-founding a consulting company focused on Arctic business relations, partnerships, and diplomacy.
Karlin has served as elected president of the Nome Eskimo community Tribal council. He is currently on the boards of the Alaska Center and Alaska Institute for Justice.
He teaches a segment of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act to federal, state and Tribal employees.