Dr. Kevin Krein is a lifelong Alaskan and has been skiing for as long as he can remember. He has been skiing and guiding in the Juneau area and around the world for over 20 years. In addition to being a mountain guide, Kevin is a professor of philosophy and outdoor studies at the University of Alaska Southeast, where he teaches courses ranging from Avalanche Hazard Evaluation to Philosophy of Sport. Kevin founded Alaska Powder Descents with Sean Janes in 2007. His latest book, Philosophy and Nature Sports, was recently published by Routledge Press.
A native of Juneau, Alaska, Dawn has been a professional guide for over a decade, and has been with APD from the beginning. In recent years, she spends summers as a safety coordinator with film crews in Alaska, works as a snowboard guide in Japan’s early winter season, returning to Juneau for our spring heli season.
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Chris has led and worked with wilderness rescue teams on two continents. He regularly guides in Japan in the early season and he recently spent a season in the Eurasian country of Georgia, guiding heliskiing in the Caucacus Mountains. Chris is an avalanche control leader for Eaglecrest Ski Area, and an avalanche forecaster for Juneau’s Urban Forecast program.
Sam is originally from Minnesota and moved to Juneau in 2010 after graduating from Montana State University in Bozeman. He splits his winter guiding season between Japan and Alaska. He loves riding on Douglas Island and gets into the higher peaks of the Coast Range whenever he can. Sam spends the summer season guiding fly fishing trips throughout Alaska.