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Hi my name is Gin which is short for Virginia! Welcome to beautiful Alaska! I am from Fairbanks but recently relocated to Juneau after graduating with my Masters in Music at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. I'm an opera singer turned zipline guide! It has been an exciting year so far, getting married to my best friend (went from a Williams to Anderson, moved to the top of the alphabet!) and embarking on a new experience, co-owning Alaska Zipline Adventures with my husband! We are thrilled to be the new owners and love encouraging people to get outdoors and live life more adventurously! I enjoy discovering new hiking trails, rock climbing routes, and cool coffee shops! When I'm not drinking mochas, I also love running, teaching voice lessons, cooking (and eating) Brazilian food, watching the show "Nashville" and my favorite color is red! I Can’t wait to spend another summer wearing rain boots! Come explore the rainforest with us! Happy zipping!
Hi, I'm Davy. I grew up in Tennessee, but moved to Alaska 5 years ago to study music at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. I immediately fell in love with this place! You could spend your entire life in Alaska without experiencing everything it has to offer. Alaska is also where I met my beautiful wife, Gin. We are so excited to be the new leaders of AZA and can't wait to share this wonderful place and the joy of zipping through the forest with all of our visitors this summer. When I'm not zipping, I love hiking, climbing, exploring new places and learning new things, like how to ski and play the mandolin (but not at the same time). We hope to see you in Juneau soon!
JUMP . . . . I did it!! Welcome to Alaska it's beautiful here isn't it? I am lucky enough to have friends who alerted me of the grander Juneau has to offer. I came from Colorado 6 months ago, and haven't looked back since. When I am not zipping in the trees and hitt'n the docks of Juneau I prefer to be in an outdoor location admiring nature, gaming, or soaking up the sun or maybe moisture, depending on the day. But I'll take it. Any time Iam outside is time well spent, I always say. This Colorado girl is glad to have landed in such a sweet spot, and can't wait to see what this Juneau summer has to offer
Hi, my name is Keyaira! I am from Bellingham, Washington, however up until a year ago I lived in Alaska! I am graduating from Bellingham High School this Spring and will be heading to BYU Provo this coming Fall to pursue an Engineering degree. I love camping, hiking, rafting, hunting, skiing, reading, singing, acting, and the outdoors. I am an avid skier and have been skiing since I was 2 years old. I shot a moose when I was 15 and have always enjoyed adventures!
Hey everyone! I'm Aaron and I'm really excited to get to work a second season ziplining through the amazing Alaskan wilderness. I was born and raised in Juneau but finishing up my junior year at Whitman College. In addition to the zipline I enjoy looking at rocks (I'm a geology major), singing in my acapella group, and playing baseball in college. I can't wait to get back to work and start zipping. Looking forward to another great Juneau summer and to meeting tons of new people. See you up there!
Welcome to Juneau! I'm thrilled you have decided to visit this beautiful place and I'm sure you'll fall in love with Alaska as fast as I did. I'm Katie and although I was born and raised in sunny San Diego, I have since made my way north, completing my degree at WWU. This will be my third Alaskan summer enjoying endless days of sunlight, sampling salmon, and the natural beauty. This is my second summer with Alaska Zipline Adventures as the Guest Services Supervisor. I can’t wait to be hanging out in a harness, guiding you through 7 unique zip's and answering any questions (or fears!) you might have. When the sun does go down I enjoy reading, writing, and planning for my next international adventure.
Hey Everyone! My name is Sam and I’m from beautiful Nashville, Tennessee. This will be my first summer with AZA and needless to say, I’m extremely thrilled that I’ll be spending the next few months zipping in Juneau! I’ve just completed my freshman year at Belmont University double-majoring in Spanish and Anthropology. When I’m not reading you can find me cruising on my skateboard, piddling around with new musical instruments, back-packing, or listening to The Doors. I first came to Juneau two summers ago and absolutely fell in love with all it had to offer. During my stay I went on a zip tour and was immediately hooked! I’m so excited to have the opportunity to do it for an entire summer. See you soon!
Hello Adventurers! My name is Sarah and I am a Juneau local. I've spent many hours of my childhood playing up to my elbows in tide pools and collecting bugs and banana slugs in the Tongass National Forest, that served as my backyard. Nothing excites me more than learning about the world around me. I am currently a Sophomore studying biology at the University of Portland with plans to work in wildlife conservation and research. I am ecstatic about being able to work with AZA for my first time. In Juneau my favorite pastimes are skiing, kayaking, frisbee golf, and salsa dancing with friends. Some recent pursuits of mine include learning how to slackline, play the ukulele, and explore scuba diving. I will study abroad in the Galapagos this fall, and am looking for any opportunity to practice my Spanish (Me puede ayudar?). Living in Juneau has made me an outdoors fanatic. I love the unique, natural beauty found near this gloriously wild Alaskan capital city and I am looking forward to sharing it with you!
My name is Emily McDaniel, and I am so excited to be a part of AZA! I am from Gig Harbor, Washington, but I was born in the North Pole and absolutely love the state of Alaska. I go to school in Anchorage and have family in Juneau. Last summer got to drive the Alaskan Highway for the first time. In the winter I go ice skating and play in the 8 months of snow we get here. My hobbies include going on adventures, sleeping, doing craft projects, and watching old movies. When the snow is gone, I love to see all the spectacular things Alaska has to offer and I can’t to share them with you this summer. Come join me (and the McDaniel posse) at AZA!
Hey everyone! This will be my second summer with AZA and I couldn’t be more excited to be back. I’m from Milwaukee, but I’ve spent the past few years travelling, teaching, and looking for that next great adventure. My favorite color is orange, my least favorite sport is baseball, and my favorite movie is Rocky IV. In my free-time I like to cook pancakes, eat pancakes, and think about the next time I’ll cook and eat pancakes. I also love the outdoors and I look forward to seeing you all out in the trees!
Hi, I’m Ruby! I’m currently a rising sophomore at Williams College in Western Massachusetts where I’m studying music, Japanese and Neuroscience and exploring the Berkshire mountains. I’ve lived in New York City my whole life, so I can’t wait to spend my first summer in Juneau with AZA soaking up the beautiful outdoors! I love hiking, rock climbing, reading, and playing and writing music. I sing, play piano, mbira (Zimbabwean thumb piano), and marimba. I can’t wait to get to know Juneau and a whole bunch of new people!
Hey, I'm Joel. I've been in Juneau for about ten years now, and I am very much looking forward to my first season at the Zipline! I graduated high school in 2012 and spent my fall traveling. I've worked in commercial fishing here in Southeast Alaska and I spend as much time as possible in our Tongass National Forest, loving the outdoor lifestyle that Juneau offers. Music is a passion of mine, and I play the ukulele when I'm not out hiking or exploring. It's hard to imagine a better way to experience a taste of Alaska than flying through a lush rainforest! I can't wait to share this experience with all of you!
Hi there! My name is Alicia, and I’m super excited about my second season as a guide and driver at AZA. I’m a born and bred Alaskan and Juneauite. I feel truly lucky to have grown up in such a beautiful and unique environment. It really is a one of a kind sort of place. I am currently a student at the University of Alaska Southeast, but I have spent the last 9 months on a study abroad program in Ireland. I’m looking forward to flying through the trees for another summer and I hope to see a lot of you up on the course!
My name is Patrick McDaniel and I lived in North Pole, Alaska until I was 8, when my family moved to Gig Harbor, WA. Currently I am a senior at Western Washington University in Bellingham and am studying Bio-cultural Anthropology. I have always enjoyed high flying adventure. In high school I was a competitive pole vaulter and springboard diver. I enjoy spending time immersed in nature while I boat, snowboard, play ultimate Frisbee or hike. Come join me for a high flying adventure on the zipline!
Glad you decided to make the trip “North to the Future!” I’m John and am originally from the Outer Banks of North Carolina. I have a B.S. in Fisheries and Wildlife Science from North Carolina State University. When I am not zipping around the Tongass National Forest, I work at sea on natural resource/marine management projects in various locations, including the Arctic. I first got to Alaska in 2007 and have spent time in the Arctic, Aleutians, Denali, the Interior and more. Southeast Alaska will be new to me this summer and I can’t wait to catch and cook lots of salmon, kayak, backpack, have campfires with my friends, and zip with AZA! I hope you have an awesome zipline experience, a wonderful trip and enjoy “The Great Land” as much as I have.
Hi! My Name is Tricia coming to you straight from New York City! After a winter in the Big Apple, I decided to take a break and spend my summer in the beautiful outdoors exploring everything Juneau has to offer. I grew up in Massachusetts, but have lived all over including Vermont and Seattle. I love traveling, hiking, and camping, and I look forward to all the adventures this summer will bring, and especially to hitting the zip course with the rest of the AZA crew.