Over 25 years in the visitor industry - Previous owner/operator biking, hiking, birding and photography businesses in Ketchikan and Sitka. Thirty-four year resident in SE Alaska. Road Scholar Group Leader (guide), Sitka Sesquicentennial Coordinator/Liaison (150th Commemoration of the transfer of Alaska from Russia to the United States) for the Sitka Historical Society.
I kayaked the Yukon River source to sea, worked three months at an Iditarod dog mushers kennel working as a dog handler, and traveled extensively around Alaska. Along the way, you will discover why your guide believes Sitka, the onetime Paris of the Pacific, is now the Paris of Alaska.
Certified Southeast Alaska Naturalist through the University of Southeast Alaska, Sitka campus.
2016Meritorious Service Award, presented by the University of Alaska Southeast, who has provided "significant public, academic, volunteer, or philanthropic service' to the university, one of its community campuses, or to an Alaskan community.
2015Sitka Chamber of Commerce 2015 Cossack Award, "extraordinary public service to the citizens of Sitka."
Publications: Canyon Dance: My Visit to the Deepest Canyon on Each of the Seven Continents.