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.
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