I love Alaska for many reasons including the beauty and the endless outdoor opportunities. But I also love the community. Alaskans are a friendly, hearty bunch!
I started working in the tourism industry as a teenager. I was a tour guide on The Alaska Railroad, and I fell in love with sharing the state I grew up in! After college, I knew I wanted to make my career in this industry. Alaska is a once-in-a-lifetime destination for many visitors. As a local, it's easy to take that for granted. Working in the tourism industry makes me constantly grateful to call Alaska home, and it helps me consistently see it through "new" eyes.
- Eklutna Lake! It's one of my favorite campgrounds because of all of the recreational opportunities available right there. We bring our bikes and bike the lakeside trail, hike the Twin Peaks trail, you can rent kayaks, or you can just bring your camp chair down to the shore and take it all in!
- Visiting local breweries. The industry has really expanded the last few years and it's a lot of fun to meet the local brewers and, of course, sample the beers!
- Cross Country Skiing in the winter. Anchorage has a phenomenal system of groomed and lit trails. If you don't own skis, you can rent them from REI and give it a try!