Tom has fished the river system since the early 1970’s. He started a reindeer herd in the early 1980’s put Tom in rural Alaska year around. In the mid 1990’s the herd crashed and we decided to put our efforts into fishing and hunting. The lodge began as an Alaskan subsistence camp.
We follow the traditions of hunters-gathers also known as a Subsistence living. We hunt, fish, and harvest our food by natures clock: to follow the mating seasons and migration patterns of the animals.
Through the seasons we gather native foods in the Eskimo* tradition. In the summer we pick greens, berries and cut dry fish. In the Fall, there is moose, caribou and bear hunting. We make native foods out of all we catch. We put a couple muskox in the freezer by March. In mid-May, we hunt ducks and geese.
Our stories and traditions that have been handed down through the generations. We will share a slice of our life with you while you are staying at the Alaskan Northwest Adventures Camp.
*The term “Eskimo” mostly refers to Iñupiat peoples of Alaska. In Alaska, Eskimo is in common usage according to the Alaska Native Language Center.
Owner and primary guide for Alaskan NW Adventures
Tours: Nature & Wildlife Tours, Eco Tours, Cultural Tours, Fishing Trips, Grizzly Hunting, Multi-day Tours, Small Group Tour, Historical & Heritage Tours, Lodging and Meals included.
Location: Nome, Alaska including the tundra, shoreline and boreal forests of the Seward peninsula.
Professional tour guide: Yes
Tour guide license: Yes
Credentials/education: Tom and BJ are pleased to share our Native Alaskan heritage and amazing knowledge of local wildlife and sights. Tom has fished the river system since the early 1970’s.
Our lodge began as a subsistence camp but now we welcome visitors to experience the Alaskan Northwest Adventure!
- President of the Alaska Beluga Whale Committee
- Vice-Chair of the Seward Peninsula Federal Subsistence Regional Advisory Council
- President of the Kawerak Reindeer Herders Association.
- State of AK Local Fish and Game Advisory Committee Member
- Chamber of Commerce of Nome
- West Arctic Caribou Herd Work Group (Advice on management of the largest herd in AK)
- Chairman of the Council Native Co-op.
- Cultural Workshop for the Northwest Community College (branch of the University of Alaska)
Languages spoken: English