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About Us

Anchorage, Alaska is an amazing place. Alaska's largest city boasts world class restaurants, nightlife, museums, and public spaces all set amidst the amazing backdrops of the Chugach Mountains and Cook Inlet. Anchorage offers visitors the creature comforts of a large city as well as convenient access to the majesty of the Alaskan wilderness. Massive glaciers, abundant wildlife, and stunning mountain vistas all lie within a short drive from downtown. Anchorage's official city motto of "Big. Wild. Life." couldn't be more appropriate. Locals know how to enjoy their beautiful surroundings and they know how to have fun. We here at Greatland Adventures are proud to call Anchorage our home. Let us share with you our love for this incomparable locale.

Meet Our Guides


Steve Busby

Steve Busby

Steve's passion for the outdoors was fostered at an early age playing and surfing on the beaches of Southern California. After obtaining a degree in Chemistry from Portland State University he packed all of his belongings into his truck and moved to Colorado to pursue becoming a professional ski bum. It was here that Steve was introduced to the world of adventure tourism. After guiding small group adventures all over the North American continent, it was Alaska that won his heart. Steve loves to share his passion for "The Great Land" with visitors. Steve's keen knowledge of everything Alaska combined with his fun loving spirit make tours with him both fun and informative. When not guiding tours, Steve can be found out playing in the mountains, in the ocean, or out on the town!

Michael Lett

Michael Lett

Michael "Shaggy" Lett has over 20 years of experience guiding adventure tours of all kinds all over North America. His fun loving spirit and vast knowledge of the outdoors make tours with Shaggy unforgettable.

Bill Thompson

Bill Thompson

Bill has called Anchorage home for over 18 years. His knowledge of the Anchorage area is second to none. Bill's good nature and fun loving spirit shine through on his tours. In his free time Bill loves to hike, skate ski, and fat bike in the Chugach Mountains surrounding Anchorage.

Bradley Gordon

Bradley Gordon

After proudly attaining the rank of Eagle Scout, Brad continued his outdoor educational career in the field of natural resources, graduating from the College of Forestry and Conservation at the University of Montana. In Northwest Montana, his experiences vary as a wilderness ranger and in natural resource or recreation research. Since he has been working hard and exploring the last frontier of Alaska. From aquatic ecology research, bear viewing, floatplane outfitter expeditions, to working North the Arctic Circle, Brad eagerly continues augmenting his Alaskan adventure novel.

Daniel Osborne

Daniel Osborne

If you could choose only one word to describe Daniel, it would be "stoked." A term typically used by guides and outdoor junkies, it describes "being in an enthusiastic or exhilarated state." Yep, that's Daniel. Whether it's guiding a hike on the glacier, chasing the northern lights, or a multi-day backpacking through the wilds of the Alaskan backcountry, his undying energy and enthusiasm for the outdoors shines through. When not guiding the northern lights, Daniel can often be found spending his evenings and days off exploring the area by packraft. This is a small, inflatable single-person raft that can be used to navigate whitewater. So if you end up on a trip with Daniel, get excited. You're in for some serious "stoke."

Sydney West

Sydney West

Sydney is from Anchorage and has been guiding for two years with Greatland Adventures! When she isn’t guiding guests she spends her time camping, hiking, and playing on the water. Sydney also very much loves listening and coordinating local live music with her best buddies!

Orion Koleis

Orion Koleis

Orion is an avid skier, biker, boater, and general lover of the great outdoors. He's worked as a rescue professional and/or guide since 1998. He moved to AK in 2004 when he landed a dream job of being a heli-ski guide, where he was based out of Valdez for three seasons and then Haines for another nine seasons. He loves living up here because there is so much to do and see. Anchorage has been home base for almost 15 years and is a great city, full of great people; with excellent access to trails and wilderness areas. Whether staying local or exploring around the state, he's constantly in awe.

Stephen Bugno

Stephen Bugno

Before settling in Alaska, Stephen traveled the world as a digital nomad and small group tour leader. He still manages to find time to travel but enjoys experiencing the different seasons in Alaska. When not leading tours for Greatland Adventures he can be found cycling or Nordic skiing around the numerous trails of Anchorage, hiking in mountains, or looking for a game of pick-up hockey on the nearest pond.

Savitri McAnear

Savitri McAnear

Savitri originally hails from Southern California, but has decided Alaska is his new full time home. He enjoys adventuring all over our state, climbing, skiing, and hiking. In his free time when he isn't guiding for Greatland he can found at the Alaska Rock Gym, binge shopping at Costco, or splurging on Outdoor gear. His positive demeanor and kindness is greatly appreciated both around the office and on tour.

Dawn Waladkewics

Dawn Waladkewics

Our favorite "Nomad" Dawn loves to read about Alaskan history, play ice hockey, and drink great beer!

Amy Jackson

Amy Jackson

Amy loves adventure, travel, and photography. She has been guiding groups around North America since 2002. With deep family roots in Alaska, she began guiding here in 2004. Without a doubt, this magical land has continued to awe and inspire her. Amy also works as a freelance photographer around the world. She is young at heart and wild in spirit.


Office Crew


Sandy Shoulders

Sandy Shoulders

Sandy loves Alaska and has worked in the visitor industry for over 30 years. With two fine young “Alaskan Grown” lads out of the house, the hunt for a great job in a fun business began. Following a hunch, Sandy presented a resume to Steve Busby, founder of Greatland Adventures and found her skills in demand and capabilities appreciated. Alaska is home. Music and community involvement fill the time not spent working Greatland Adventures, the best team in the business! It is always right to have a job doing what you love and that comes through with Sandy’s top-notch customer service!

Rochelle Yates

Rochelle Yates

Rochelle is a born and raised Alaskan! Grew up in the Chugach Mountains of Anchorage, she developed her love for nature and exploration. Rochelle is a Graduate of Environmental Sciences from the University of Alaska Anchorage. Rochelle has left Alaska many times, from living in Hawaii to traveling the world for an extended time, yet has always found her way back home to this incredible northern paradise. Rochelle is more than happy to assist you with anything you need when planning your Alaskan Adventure!

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Greatland Adventures provides the finest private and custom tours in the industry. We strive to be honest, fair, and fun in everything we do. Our motivation is to provide value for our customer, a high quality of life for our guides, and to be an active part of a vibrant local community.