Sam Rohrer was born and raised on Kodiak Island. He was born into a guiding family and has been involved in all aspects of the business since his early teens. He has been fortunate to have the opportunity to guide in many different areas of the state. He received his Assistant Guides license when he turned 18 in 1998 and his Registered Guide license when he turned 21 in 2001. Currently Sam resides in Kodiak with his very understanding wife Sarah and their three kids. They own and operate a big game guiding, sport fishing and wildlife viewing operation on Kodiak.
Wayne moved from Minnesota to Alaska in 1976, started flying and guiding soon after, and obtained his registered guide license and opened Alaska Remote Guide Service in 1986. He has been a professional member of APHA since then and a master guide for several years now. He guides for brown bear, dall sheep and moose and also markets a popular video guide on calling and hunting moose. Wayne keeps active in wild life and guiding issues through the Alaska Board of Game and Big Game Commercial Services Board processes. He and his wife Marilyn live in their hangar/house on Jacobsen Lake near Wasilla, and Marilyn's help is vital to both businesses.
Born and raised in a small town in central Ohio, Lyle grew up hunting, trapping, fishing, and dreaming of one day moving to Alaska. After commercial fishing in Bristol Bay several summers during college, he moved up permanently in 2006 with the goal of trapping and one day owning a guiding business. He received his Registered Guide license in December of 2008. Lyle is a board member of the South Central Chapter of the Alaska Tappers Association, and resides in Anchorage with his wife Alexandra.
Introduced to the outdoors at a young age, Cabot's passion has always revolved around hunting and fishing. Cabot worked in Alaska as a packer in his off months while attending Virginia Tech as a student and collegiate swimmer. After graduating with a degree in Geography and a focus on Aerospatiale and Environmental Analysis, Cabot realized he wanted to fully pursue an outfitting career in Alaska. He has since then obtained his registered guide license and now runs Alaska Wild Wind Adventures where he currently holds an exclusive concession on the Alaskan Peninsula for brown bear and moose. Residing in Wasilla, Cabot hopes to help preserve and keep the hunting and fishing tradition alive for future generations to come.
Sam was born and raised in Alaska. He entered into the guiding industry in 1978 as an assist guide. In 1981 he received his registered guide license and established Fejes Guide Service Ltd. that same year. Sam holds a commercial pilot license both land and sea with an instrument rating and has operated and holds an air taxi certificate, and holds a 100 ton Master coast guard license. Sam has been active with several conservation groups SCI, DSC, Conklin foundation, Shirkar Safari and the Kodiak Bear Trust Fund. Sam has also raised 3 children that have experienced the fishing and hunting that Alaska has to offer and hopes that their children can experience the same.
Dan was born in a small town in eastern Washington and grew up hunting and fishing. He moved to Alaska in 1982 and got his assistant guide license in 1985 and received his registered guide license in 1993. That same year he started his own guiding business Alaska Trophy Adventures. He has since earned his Master license and also holds a commercial pilot license for both land and sea. Dan has lived in Southeast (Juneau),the Arctic(Kotzebue) and now lives in Wasilla.
Mutts was born and raised in an Alaskan guiding family in Southeast Alaska, daughter of two Master Guides. From an early age, she spent every moment possible in the field, and never strayed from her desire and drive to be a Hunting Guide. She is the only active female Master Guide in the State of Alaska (she is the 2nd female Master Guide in the history of the State, with her Mom being the first-ever female Master Guide, now retired). Hunting is her passion, and absolutely defines her - and Mutts has hunted all over the World. Now, mother of 2 young boys, she and her husband Zach are continuing the legacy of excellence in their now second-generation guide operation, Glacier Guides, Inc., started 47 years ago by Mutts' parents, Jim and MaryAnn Rosenbruch. Passionate about wildlife, their habitat, and the ability to pursue wild creatures in wild places, Mutts is grateful to be on the Board in an effort to help ensure we will all be able to continue to pursue our hunting heritage and traditions, not only for our lifetime, but for generations to come!
I was born in Anchorage in 1959, I grew up flying, climbing mountains, skiing and hunting all over Alaska, my father, John Claus, was a registered guide and hunted most of Alaska and I spent my younger years riding around with him in the back of his supercub and one of my favorite places to go was the Wrangell Mountains. My father had staked land on the upper Chitina river through the homestead act and built a small log cabin there. I started flying my self at age16 and in 1978 began living on the Chitina river, In 1982, I married my amazing wife Donna and together began building up our guiding business that we named Ultima Thule Outfitters. We have lived continuously since then in what is now Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and have raised our 3 children under the shadow of the great Wrangell Mountains all the while building up Ultima Thule! Our business has continued to grow over the years and consist of our Hunting Guiding (Our Heritage) Where we specialize in Dall Sheep and Mt. Goats and have 3, NPS Concessions. In addition we operate a recreational tourism business that runs from March to October and to top it all off, a part 135 AirTaxi! I have been very blessed to have all of my children involved with the business at some level, my son Jay is a Registered Guide/Com Pilot, My daughter Ellie is the General Manager of Ultima Thule Lodge and Logan is our resident artist and up and coming pilot! I am also very grateful to my father who stayed active in the business until his passing in 2013, My mom (Granny), now 85 still spends her summers with us and is famous the world over for her cookies and sourdough pancakes!! God has richly blessed me with an incredible life! And now I’m honored to have been elected to the board of the APHA and look forward to working with and contributing to this great organization that is so vital to the continuation of the Guiding Industry and our Livelihoods!
Jay’s Alaskan heritage is as old as the Bristol Bay salmon run. In his early childhood he spent his summers on Lake Clark with his Yupik Grandmother, Bella. When he was old enough to be useful he was put to work on his family’s commercial set net sites in Naknek; he continues to make his living off the waters of Bristol Bay each summer. He got his name and a deep love and respect of Alaskan Wildlife and natural resources from his grandfather, Gov. Jay Hammond. With big, pioneering shoes to fill, Jay graduated from South Anchorage High School and went on to get his bachelor degree in Business Management and Wildlife Biology from the University of Montana. Fresh out of college, he came to work for Paul Claus at Ultima Thule Outfitters, where he went on to earn his Registered Guide License in 2017. He also guides for Sam and Dick Rohrer on Kodiak Island. Between these two legendary guiding families he has developed his passion for professional hunting and sustaining this lifestyle for all future Alaskans. Having always made his life in Alaska’s natural resources; commercial fishing, as a registered guide and living off the land, the continuation of this lifestyle is a responsibility he takes seriously.
Deb was raised in rural Arizona and grew up loving all things outdoors. She spent many years in large cities until the day she decided to simplify her life. That decision led her to Alaska in 1998. It was love at first sight and she knew instantly she would never leave. Deb comes to us with plenty of business management experience and is enthusiastic about the guiding business as well as the conservation of our wildlife.
Angie was born and raised in Anchorage and has roots in the Copper River Valley where her grandparents homesteaded back in the 1930's. Her grandpa Cleo was one of the pioneering Alaska bush pilots and hunting guides. In addition to Board Secretary, she works from home doing administration for her husband's hunting and fishing outfit. She is a mother of 3 and resides with her family in Palmer in the winter months and at their camp in Copper Center during the summer. She enjoys all things outdoors, especially when it's with her family.
Chelsea was born in Warren Michigan, a suburb outside of Detroit. She grew up fishing the Great Lakes throughout her childhood with a huge passion for the outdoors and wildlife. She has spent majority of her life living in Michigan, until her first visit to Alaska in 2017 that changed her life forever. She moved to Alaska in October 2020 and has been a living a life full of adventure ever since. With years of office management experience, she brings a unique skillset that she is excited to apply towards her true passions.
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