After arriving  June 5, 1997 to work a summer in tourism as a driver guide Dot Helgason is still here exploring, traveling through as much of Alaska and the Yukon as possible and working in tourism.  She spent 3 years as a tour director for both large and small groups, 2 summers on Alaska cruise ships as an Alaskan Cruise Tour Specialist and still works as a driver guide. 

Having grown up on a farm she started driving a tractor when she was 6 so that may explain why she enjoys driving even when she isn't working. 

Every year she makes at least one trip back to the mid-west to visit family and friends. 
She is well versed and experienced in Alaska tour operations. 

  Driver Guide Background and Experience:

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Kodiak Island born, Steve Helgason was raised between Anchorage and Kodiak Alaska.  As owner and captain of the F/V Kitty H for 19 years, he was a commercial fisherman and an operator of a charter boat guide service. 

Steve has experience as a tour bus driver guide for both large and small independent tour groups since 1997 which also includes 6 years in transportation safety. 

 As a lifelong Native Alaskan Steve has extensive knowledge of the history, culture and geography of Alaska and the Yukon Territory.  One of his favorite pastimes is collecting books and he has a personal library of over 1200 Alaska book titles.

He loves sharing his love and knowledge of Alaska.