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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 on our Anchorage summer tours and winter tours.

Meet Our Guides

Steve Busby Alaska tour guide
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 Alaska tour guide
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 Alaska tour guide
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.

Daniel Osborne Alaska tour guide
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 Alaska tour guide
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!

Stephen Bugno Alaska tour guide
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.

Alaska guide Dawn
Dawn Waladkewics

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

Fishing during an Alaska tour
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 Alaska tour guide
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 Alaska tour guide
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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