If a busload of long-time Alaskans pulled up, got out and looked at Nan, they would all say, “Hey, that’s an Alaskan!” Nan lived and worked throughout the Yukon and Northwest Territories of Canada as a biologist and naturalist guide for seven years, before finding her home in Alaska more than 20 years ago. She resides in the Denali National Park area year round with her family, which includes a team of sled dogs. When not off birding, hiking, canoeing, dog sledding or conducting botanical surveys in the wilderness of Alaska, Nan serves as the head naturalist and instructor for the Denali Education Center. She has led WBA trips since 2002 with her remarkable breadth of knowledge, unbounded enthusiasm, and what seems like several lifetimes of experience.
“Nan was sensational. She is a treasure. We loved her and the whole adventure.” E.P., Ann Arbor, MI