Kathleen- Division Manager

Amazing Anchorage is a perfect place to call home (Wikimedia Commons) In February of 1997 my sister moved to Anchorage, Alaska to work at a local hospital. She called me in March and suggested I come up for the summer and play.

Your Next Adventure Starts Here

Search open jobs
  • In February of 1997 my sister moved to Anchorage, Alaska to work at a local hospital. She called me in March and suggested I come up for the summer and play. I had never been to Alaska and was excited for the adventure. I moved to Anchorage in April and started searching for a summer job (to help pay for all the playing I hoped to do). I was hired as a Guest Service Host (GSH) and planned to spend the summer working and playing in Alaska. I made friends from all over the country and tried to experience as much as I could that first summer thinking it would be my only opportunity. My days off were filled with tons of cool activities – flightseeing, river rafting, hiking, camping, a train ride to Denali, day cruises in Kenai Fjords National Park and many other adventures.

  • I fell in love with Alaska and when fall came and my summer job ended I decided to try out an Alaskan winter. Born and raised in Arizona, I was a little nervous about the cold and darkness of which I had heard rumor. I was pleasantly surprised that Anchorage was more temperate than the far northern part of the state. I learned to cross country ski and enjoyed many winter outdoor activities. In my second summer season I was hired as a Guest Service Supervisor. Fortunately for me a full time, year round job opened up a few weeks later and I was hired as Assistant Guest Service Manager. Working in tourism is a challenging and rewarding experience. Right away I knew that the combination of this amazing state and my new rewarding job would entice me to make Alaska my new home.

  • The fact that this industry is always changing makes every day at work a little different. I’m also fortunate to work with some extraordinary people that help make the job more fun and worthwhile. Here it is, almost a decade and a half later and I still love Alaska and my job!