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ALASKAN LEADERSHIP & EXPERIENCE PROFILE

ALASKAN EXPERIENCE & GUIDE PROFILE - ALASKA RAFT CONNECTIONGrowing up in the Chugach Mountains, overlooking the city of Anchorage, Alaska and the powerful tides of Turnagain Arm, Brian spent most of his childhood playtime hunting and exploring an almost neighbor-free mountainside. Wearing a Coon-skin-cap and carrying a wooden rifle his Dad had crafted, it was here that Brian set in motion, an outdoor way of life. A thankful deep-felt recognition to both Dad and Mom who moved here first in the 1950s then back for good in 1972... Alaska's mountains, rivers, tundra, and seas are where Brian has always been at home.

In the summer of 1984, prior to his 16th birthday, Brian started his professional guiding career as an oarsman and apprenticing guide for Sep Weber's Alyeska Wilderness Guides on numerous ground-breaking river and trekking adventures throughout Alaska. His early leadership responsibilities included rowing professional river rafts, establishing camps, trip logistics, and loading bush planes. Working for Sep for many years thereafter proved invaluable. Sep had collectively re-explored and solo-tripped more of Alaska's remote waterways then perhaps any person even today! Sep's book WILD RIVERS OF ALASKA chronicles the dawn period of his inspirational river trips in Alaska and is one of the original Alaska river guidebooks.

Through the years, Brian has apprenticed and worked with other reputable guides/outfits like international mountain climber and educator Bob Jacobs - Saint Elias Alpine Guides in Wrangle-Saint Elias National Park, NOVA River runners of Alaska in Chickaloon, and Denali Raft Adventures in Denali National Park - meanwhile realizing an accomplished Alpine ski racing career as well as Track & Field athlete, attending the Burke Mountain Ski Racing Academy In Vermont, winning the state Downhill event, attaining National rankings, traveling internationally, and competing in two United States National Championships.

Further practice and preparation for professionally outfitting and guiding adventure tours in Alaska's remote wilderness was receiving a Bachelor of Science degree as well as numerous certifications in Environmental Studies with an emphasis in the Leadership and Administration of Outdoor Recreation including Outdoor Education from Unity College in Unity, Maine.

Brian has markedly explored all over Alaska putting together a wilderness resume that defines his dedication and know-how.


River experience includes:

Alagnak, Alexander, American, Caribou, Chandalar, Chilikadrotna, Chitina, Chulitna, Colville, Copper, Delta (Black Rapids), Deshka, Eagle, Ektivilik, Gulkana, Granite (6-mile canyons 1,2,&3 High & Low), Happy, John, Kanektok, Kenai, Kennicott, Kisaralik, Knik, Kobuk (Walker Lake), Koyukuk, Kuskokwim, Lake Creek, little-Su, Matanuska (Lions Head), Montana, Moose, Mulchatna, Nenana, Newhalen Gorge (through Famed Petrov falls V+ & 1st commercial raft trips), Nigu, Nizina, Peters, Sheep Creek (headwaters 1st raft decent), Skwentna, Susitna, Swanson, Talachulitna, Togiak,Tokasitna, Willow, Yentna. - dozens more... just ask.

Brian's guidance with extensive statewide river trip experiences are referenced in publications and pictured in books of running Alaska rivers.


Brian's favorite interests and sports include:

White-water sports, Alpine ski racing, Off-trail Snowmobiling, Sport Hunting, Sport Fishing, Firearms, Ice climbing, Mountaineering, Nordic Skiing, Wildlife viewing, Geology, Photography, Outdoor Equipment Design/Craft, Natural History, Wartime History/Memorabilia, Technology, Music & Dance


Suitable Quote:

I always went across the roads... Making my own trails... I have always loved the woods as long as I can remember, and have lived in them most of my life... My back door opened onto the wilderness. To me it was only my back yard. (Growing up) If my parents asked me where I was going, I always told them, just camping in the back yard. I meant it and it was true. But to me that back yard fanned out for hundreds and hundreds of square miles.
- The Tracker, The story of Tom Brown, Jr. as told to William Jon Watkins

Yesterday and Today

Brian's Early Days - River Guiding for Sep - ALASKA RAFT CONNECTION


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