Promoting while protecting nature

Tourism Team

Eco-Tourism and Tourism Team

Kirk Hoessle

Owner | Operator Alaska Wildland Adventures 2012 - President Barak Obama appointed Kirk Hoessle to an advisory board for U.S. Travel and Tourism. The appointment is part of a push to boost the tourism economy.  Kirk currently serves on the board of the Alaska Travel Industry Association. Mr. Hoessle also serves as Advisor to the Board of the Alaska Wilderness Recreation and Tourism Association (AWRTA) AWRTA and is the voice for Ecotourism in Alaska and has been very influential in guiding statewide tourism policy.

Bill Koegler

Former Director of Travel and Tourism at Oglebay Resort and Conference Center.  Named National Recreation and Park Association “Distinguished Professional of the Year" 2011.  Earned a Certificate of Hospitality and Tourism from the Cornell University Hotel School.  Recognized as a national speaker and consultant with expertise in employee customer service training, alternative revenue sources, sponsorships, food and beverage operations, cottage and hotel management.  As Director of the National Employee Training Center he developed the NRPA national “green sustainability” training school as one of the fourteen schools and institutes he facilitated and managed.

Colleen Johansen

Internet Marketing Services Search Engine Optimization | Search Engine Marketing | Ad Management | Social Media | Graphics Drawing on 20 years of business experience in tourism, outdoor adventure and retail, Ms. Johansen also has done extensive work in the areas of of Search Engine Optimization, Search Engine Marketing, Ad Management, Social Media Management and Internet Graphics. This site was designed and built by

Colleen Johansen:  I deal with a little over 100 business clients in NW Washington and I have found over the years that no one stays more current with search engine optimization for businesses than Colleen.  Her past success using these skills for her own business was huge.  I highly recommend her for those businesses wanting to create a successful, income producing, web marketing program.


Rodney Carman

Attorney at Law Practice Areas Business; Banking; Intellectual Property; Structured Project Financing; General Counsel Admissions Washington (active); Oregon (active); Washington D.C.; California Experience and Expertise Drawing from over 30 years of legal and entrepreneurial experience, including senior positions at major law firms and service as in-house and outside General Counsel to national and international businesses. Rod provides comprehensive and practical business strategies and solutions, including developing business and financing strategies; business formation and acquisitions; contract and licensing preparation; IP counseling; joint venture negotiations and structured project financing.

Jim Wells

Founder | Director  Cascadia Adventure Education School Nine years with AmeriCorps, Northwest Service Academy, Trout Lake, WA Director, NWSA / Mt. Adams Center 20 years as owner/partner Alaska Wildland Adventures, Girdwood, Alaska


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