Charlie’s love for Alaska began when he took a summer job in Skagway. During his time there, he was captivated by the stunning natural beauty of the state and the incredible outdoor opportunities it offered and he quickly realized that he had found a place where he felt truly at home.
As a Wilderness Guide, Charlie worked with at-risk youth, guiding them on week-long expeditions through some of the most breathtaking landscapes in Alaska. He has logged thousands of hours guiding these expeditions and has encountered numerous scenarios, from sudden weather changes to encounters with Coastal Brown Bears. Despite these challenges, Charlie remains dedicated to providing a safe and unforgettable experience for his clients.
Charlie is deeply committed to serving his community in Sitka, Alaska. He is a Certified Level 3 Coastal Kayak Instructor and provides expert kayak instruction to local businesses and residents. With a strong focus on safety and technique, Charlie is dedicated to helping people develop their skills and confidence on the water. He has also been instrumental in developing a stronger kayaking community in Sitka, helping to connect people who share a love of paddling and the outdoors.