Alaska Jobs: Day In The Life: Copper River Princess Lodge, Bartender

Cooper River Princess Lodge, Bartender- Shea Abramo

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  • Following my third season at the Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge, my role as head bartender here at the Lodge as well as my second job working at the local bar have assisted me in creating a fantastic relationship with the locals and Copper Center community. I wake up and put my power boots in preparation for a great day. After clocking in on time, I set up the bar and serve both food and drinks to hungry Princess cruisetour passengers! Between slinging drinks and selling the heck out of our delicious food offerings at the Whistle Stop Bar & Grill, I entertain my guests with an open sense of humor and genuine interest in them. During my day, I have the pleasure to meet people from all over the world and inspire them with my story and travels. Before I wrap up my shift and often head down to my other job, I complete a proper setup for the evening bartenders.

  • When off the clock, I enjoy the activities that made me first fall in love with this area – namely, the amazing rivers we have to fish; many days off will find me casting away on the Copper, Klutina and Gulkana Rivers!

    This has been our busiest season yet, which keeps my spirits up and wallet happy! Also, the busy days at the Copper River Princess Lodge exercises my skills and helps me gain knowledge of how to give the best in guest service. Each day is different, but the consistency of working at Copper makes work easier – and makes my outside-of-work time stress free! My favorite side factor is creating new relationships with coworkers that are now lifelong friends.