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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’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 makes 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 “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 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.

Stephen Bugno Alaska tour guide

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

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

Fishing during an Alaska tour

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.

Sean - Greatland Adventures Guide

Sean came up to Alaska from Atlanta, Georgia to commercial fish. Fast forward six years and he has run the Iditarod twice and has experienced a lot of what Alaska has to offer. He really enjoys showing people what Alaska is all about!

Meg - Greatland Adventures Guide

Meg loves Alaska! She has been here 34 years and plans to stay at least 34 more. She has enjoyed a myriad of careers including guiding, working in the oilfields, and producing reality TV shows to name a few.


Matt was born and raised in Anchorage, AK. Matt is an avid, skier, rock climber, and musician. Did we mention he loves to ski in Alaska? Matt has also done some rock climbing in the Western United States. Matt also performs with the local Anchorage band, Matt & Co.


Jonathan is a 40-year Alaskan resident. His hobbies and interests include sportfishing Alaska history & geography, international and US travel, certified Wine Educator & Spirits Trainer in the Alaska licensed beverage industry.

(Photo- Kenai Wild ‘Bow)

Steve - Greatland Adventures Guide

For the last 20 years, Steve has called Anchorage home after a stint as the Tourism Director in Skagway, AK, working with Aramark Parks and Resorts and most recently with Visit Anchorage as the Community, Member, and Visitor Relations Manager for the last 13 years. Let’s go see Alaska!


Brad first came to Alaska back in 1999 just for the summer, but he never left. As far as we know, he is the only San Diego native that lives in the state. Brad is a long-time Alaska guide, but during the winter he is a science teacher and part-time snowboard instructor. Brad’s passion for Alaska is obvious, and you’ll soon be drawn into the beauty and amazement of the last frontier.

Office Crew

Rochelle Yates Alaska tour guide

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!