Making the move from Southeast Texas to Southeast Alaska, Charlie has “survived five winters” in Juneau and is looking to survive many more. A married mother of two, Charlie’s energy and enthusiasm is infectious, and a food tour guided by her is guaranteed to be an entertaining (and delicious) experience.
Topping in at 6+ feet, Joel Carpenter definitely commands the room. However, the impressive height belies the twinkling blue eyes and kind countenance of Joel’s welcoming nature. An Alaskan since the ripe old age of nine, when his family moved to Fairbanks, Joel has lived in Juneau for about a year and a half. For him, Juneau’s beautiful mountains with big trees shrouded in clouds is what Alaska is all about.
Rachel Gearhart – master fisher!
Monday – Friday Rachel works as a clinical social worker. She is also an avid volunteer for Travel Juneau, working in the downtown kiosk greeting visitors. In addition to that volunteer gig, Rachel has been a volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters for quite a few years. Being idle is not in Rachel’s wheelhouse.
Her favorite Juneau places are Sunshine Cove and downtown.
Cindee is a blogger and we thought it would be fun to let her introduce herself and share her experience as a guide.
Juneau is the most beautiful town, especially when it stops raining. I’ve lived in here for almost 20 years and know a thing or two about being a Juneauite (what we like to call ourselves).
Leslie is a school counselor during the winter months, however her passion for Juneau and the food scene are a perfect combination to be a Juneau Food Tour guide. Leslie was born and raised in Juneau and has spent much of her life living and thriving in Alaska’s capital city.
Joining the team for 2016 is Elizabeth Arnett. We are very excited to have her as a guide. Elizabeth worked for Travel Juneau, the city’s marketing organization, for more than nine years and has been living in Juneau for 26 years. She’s definitely a local who knows a lot about Alaska’s capital city.
When asked about her favorite place to be in Juneau, Elizabeth replied, “It’s so hard to pick just one.
Q. What do a food columnist, two musicians, a professional theatre usher, an archery addict, and someone who speaks three languages have in common?
A. They make up the Juneau Food Tours guide team!
A culinary, or food, tour is typically all about the food. However, a great guide is what makes a tour a true experience.