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would be game for a rideshare from Washington state.. seattle or Belliingham to Anchorage

Would love to share expenses for a ride to Anchorage.. going to Whittier need to report April 17..... can go as far as Anchorage then I have a ride from there... Open to the adventure. Can Help with…Continue

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Started Mar 26, 2011

 

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Hometown:
The World
About Me:
I love to travel, read both novels and biographies. I am grateful for a multitude of incredible experiences. I am a Professional Massage Therapist, Certified Marine Naturalist, Professional Animal Care. I love the wild, nature and beauty in everything. I love photography, art and hiking. I love to dance and live my life by following my heart.
Website:
http://raventalk.blogspot.com/
Last Seasonal Job:
Mount Rainier National Park, Gift Shop Retail, Paradise Inn, currently Supervisor Customer Service Kenai Fjords Tours in Seward Alaska
Favorite Seasonal Job:
Glacier National Park, Concierge, Many Glacier Hotel, Massage Therapist, Denali National Park (Mckinley Village Lodge)
Where have you lived and worked?
I have lived in Switzerland and worked doing Massage at a retreat, Alaska both Denali and Sitka. In Denali I worked at Mckinley Village as the Massage Therapist and in Sitka where I had a permanent job as an Avian Keeper at Alaska Raptor Center. I have worked in Montana at Big Sky resort, which was my least favorite of all. Not only the severe cold, yet the corporation was horrible and had very poor integrity. I have worked in Glacier National Park in Montana as the Concierge in summer 2006 at Many Glacier. Following Montana I retreated to the Big Island of Hawaii where I did a work trade on an Organic Coffee Farm. From there I moved to Washington and worked at Doe Bay Resort and Retreat on the southeast end of Orcas Island. I took a break from seasonal work for almost three years, then due to slow economical resources especially in the San Juan Islands I worked at Mt. Rainier National Park in Paradise. I have also worked in the Islands as a Marine Naturalist and have done work as a Fish ID Technician at the Salmon Hatchery on Orcas Island as well.
Dream Job:
Travel Writer and Naturalist in the South Pacific and New Zealand

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Winter what is that

Posted on April 11, 2012 at 3:30pm 2 Comments

Wow I have not written a blog here in Ion's. Literally, guess I have been preoccupied... With a short update here on my whereabouts.  After my rather damp, yet filling summer last season in Whittier

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Just Otterly precious fantabulous

Posted on June 25, 2011 at 4:57pm 3 Comments

Wow we have been so blessed with incredible weather here in Whittier the last few days, unbelievable... hello I thought I was in Alaska and not California.. all kidding, what a blessing, as living in a Northern Temperate rainforest where it rains 80% of the time, the last few days have peaked @ around 70... pushing that a bit, beautiful blue skies with a few patchy clouds.. hey maybe I should be a weather forecaster..lol.. right...

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Is Whittier Prettier or Shi.......ttier.????

Posted on May 29, 2011 at 6:00pm 0 Comments

Well back with Ciri Alaska Tourism for my second season in a row, first time in my seasonal career I have repeated with the same company.  Last summer I spent a rainy, yet enjoyable summer in Seward with KFT, so this year I braved it, took my chances and switched to our other location in beautiful????…

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Back To Alaska and the Journey getting there

Posted on March 26, 2011 at 1:00pm 3 Comments

Getting psyched for my seventh season of seasonal work, although it has not been continuous. I di…

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At 5:34am on January 18, 2013, aggie71 said…

Hi Dawna!  Looks like I get to be a NPS Park Ranger in Alaska this summer.  I'll be starting at Denali National Park in late April.  I am very excited about finally getting up there.  Sounds like I'm going to miss you up there .... have a good summer and stay in touch.  I will definitely get down to Seward and take one of those boat tours!   Ranger Rich

At 11:34pm on June 7, 2012, Andrew Hughes said…
Hi. Well i'm in Kodiak for the season working in a shore based seafood processing place in Kodiak. Soon to be busier with salmon season coming up. I hope to be able to explore some of the island later this summer. Kayak and hike. See a Kodiak brown bear. How are things with you?
At 9:25am on April 29, 2012, aggie71 said…

I Need HELP!  I'm trying to create a blog with embedded photos and can't figure out how to do it in visual mode.  Do I have to do this in HTML mode for it to work?  Really confused ....  Richard

At 10:21am on May 31, 2011, aggie71 said…
Hi Dawna!  Hope your summer is going well .... I'm having fun being a Park Ranger, even though I'm not in Alaska :-)  I think Whittier must be a "step down" from Seward.  You post some of the greatest pics regardless where you are!  We'll cross paths one of these years :-)   Take Care ..... Richard
At 12:13am on March 6, 2011, Thomas Long said…

Hey Dawna. Just checked out your profile. I work at Doe Bay these days! Small world I guess. Well thanks again for the add/joining the M group!

 

Happy travels!

-Tom

At 3:41pm on January 10, 2011, aggie71 said…
Hi Dawna!  Just got a note from Geri Nipp ... wants me to contact her after I return to the USA from New Zealand on January 23.   If you know Geri, please put in a good word for me between now and then.   Thanks!  Hope you are doing well :-)  Wife and I are having a great time in New Zealand!
At 7:58am on November 3, 2010, Sunni said…
I just had the pleasure of checking out your blogspot...it's making me daydream of going to Alaska more then ever.
At 4:25pm on July 26, 2010, beckysue said…
Dawna, Could you elaborate on the smaller companies that you worked for? They sound like they may try alittle harder to please the employees.
Thanks, Becky
At 6:53am on June 8, 2010, aggie71 said…
Thanks for the great pictures and posts Dawna ... you have got me convinced regarding Seward. Next challenge will be to snag a job offer for next summer. Time will tell whether I get there or not.
At 6:48pm on May 27, 2010, aggie71 said…
Hi Dawna ... hope your summer is shaping up to be everything you expected! One question I have been wanting to ask you .... how did you go about arranging for a place to stay in Seward? Did you make living arrangements after you got the job or before? How difficult is it to find housing for seasonal employees in that part of Alaska?
 
 
 

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