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Staff Spotlight - Danny Meuninck


Danny is back for his 2nd season working at Sunny Cove. Originally from the Hoosier state of Indiana, he currently spends his off season in Orlando, Florida working at the University of Central Florida. Danny is one of our lead guides and our main blog author. Here's some cool stuff about him!




Favorite Food: Chicago style deep dish pizza

Favorite TV Show: LOST

Favorite Movie: A Few Good Men

Favorite Sports Team: Cubbies!

Favorite Book: Blue Like Jazz

Best Life Experience: Discovering my spiritual side. Struggling through my faith and what that means has led to more personal growth than I thought possible in myself. 

Best Alaskan Experience: Guiding a trip last summer where I found myself in the middle of a triangle  of two pods of orcas and a humpback whale. Orcas literally swam under my kayak. Not sure I will ever be lucky enough to experience something like that again!

Certifications/Degrees:
Bachelor Degree - Communication
Master Degree - Higher Education
Wilderness First Responder
NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School) Alum
LNT (Leave No Trace) Master Educator
Certified Alaska Tour Guide

Why you love to guide: I could run the same trip over and over and it will always be a different experience. Different guests, different weather, different water conditions, different wildlife viewings, the list goes on. There is no monotony is guiding and after having a full time desk job, I can't describe how lucky I feel to have the beautiful surroundings of Resurrection Bay as my office.  

Personal Statement: "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." ~ Philippians 4:13