Meet the Staff

Alaska guide: Marisa

My name is Marisa and I was born and raised here in the South Fork Valley of Eagle River, Alaska. Now, if I am not guiding, you can probably find me rowing around my pink drift boat and fishing on the Kenai! I graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a degree in Recreation & Tourism Management. I spent the better part of a decade living in Cooper Landing and working as a rafting guide and fishing guide on the Kenai Peninsula during the summers, and in recent years returned to Anchorage during the winters as a tour guide here.

Alaska guide: Sharman


I grew up in Anchorage, enjoying the outdoors and having easy access to the wilderness. I sometimes am tempted to take all of our natural wonders for granted. However, being a tour guide means that I continually get to experience Alaska anew – through other people’s eyes! It is truly exciting to show off our state to people from all over the world. I enjoy learning new things about Alaska’s cultural and natural history and sharing what I know with our visitors. When I’m not being a tour guide, I love to travel – especially to visit my two sons who both live abroad. Recent trips have been to Turkey, the Republic of Georgia, France, Portugal, England and Scotland! During the winter months, I am very busy as a musician, playing with the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra and other musical organizations.