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Meet Our Staff: Jack

Jack enjoying playtime at Bear Glacier!
Jack is one of our two Iowa based guides, brought to the 'last frontier' by Forest in May.  Jack also has a history with the University of Northern Iowa as a trip leader heading to destinations all over the US.  He's certainly a people person, with a quick wit and a convoluted sense of humor.  Jack is a Wilderness First Responder, and Certified Alaska Tour Guide and holds a Fire'n Chit and Totin Chip (for all you former Boy Scouts).


Why do you love to guide? "I really enjoy guiding because it allows me to expose people to an exciting new life experience and share my knowledge with them."

What is your all-time favorite food? "Brownies."

What is your favorite movie? "Midgets vs Mascots or Pom Poko"

What has been your best Alaska experience? "Kayaking within 100 feet of a big ole' lunge feeding humpback whale and screaming like a 'tween at a Justin Bieber concert."


What is the #1 item on your bucket list? "Travel Southern Asia and Oceania."

Jack's best Trip Advisor review: "Jake and John were amazing guides! They knew so much about the area, never met such a knowledgable guide!!! The kayaks were great, the boots fit well and were comfortable, and I felt safe the entire time!!!!"

"Laugh hard, it's a long way to the bank." -Modest Mouse