Our staff is a talented and ambitious bunch of folks, so it is no wonder they sometimes leave the lodges for other pursuits. This summer, Housekeeping Coordinator Laura Alexander was accepted to the Peace Corps for volunteer work in Southeast Asia. Her cheerfulness, hard work, and companionship will be missed around the lodges. Amanda Solonika, who came onboard in September, will return next year as our new Housekeeping Coordinator. Amanda has worked in housekeeping around the U.S. and in Antarctica.
Also departing for other endeavors is Ellen Horbett, who arrived at Camp Denali in 2004 as a seasonal employee and later took on a year-round position as Office Coordinator. She anticipates remaining in the north country and using summer 2010 to explore other remote areas of Alaska and northern Canada. She leaves her role in the capable hands of Jan Tomsen. Jan is a triathlon veteran and enjoys glassing the Kantishna ponds for waterfowl. Her positive energy and love for skiing will make her a welcome addition to our winter office and community at the park entrance.
Illustrations by William D. Berry and Amanda P. Devine
P.O. Box 67
Denali National Park, AK 99755
The enthusiasm of our staff is often what makes the guest experience so memorable. If you know of someone who would be a good fit for our organization, encourage him or her to view the employment pages of our website, www.campdenali.com. General staff positions are available for the 2013 season, as well as the following professional seasonal positions:
**Registered Nurses are encouraged to apply for any of our positions.
Denali is what America was; it’s the old and new, the real and ideal, the wild earth working itself into us on days stormy and calm, brutal and beautiful, unforgiving and blessed. It’s where we came from, long before agriculture, television and designer coffee, before our goofball ideas of having dominion over all living things, before our modern, paradoxical definitions of progress and prosperity, and too much stuff; it’s the lean, mean, primal place buried in our bones no matter how much we might deny it, no matter how fancy our homes, how busy our routines, how cherished our myths. Denali resides in each of us as the deep quiet, the profound moment, the childhood lost and found again, the open space and rare chance to be observant, truly alive.