At Alaska’s Boardwalk Lodge our Gourmet Chefs and seasoned Fishing Guides get most of the glory. Yet, as with all successful resorts, we have a solid support staff catering to your every need and most of your desires.
Jay is our Boardwalk Lodge Manager. He has an interesting and varied background. He grew up in the restaurant business in Wichita, Kansas, where his father owned a restaurant for 40 years. Jay graduated from Wichita State University with a degree in cultural anthropology. Later, he attended the Scottsdale Culinary Institute and graduated from the Le Cordon Bleu culinary program there. Part of the curriculum was an externship program, which he fulfilled at Boardwalk. Not only did he serve well in our kitchen, but the following year became our Executive Chef.
Fishing, however, is an even greater love for Jay. He has fished throughout the U.S. and has been a well-accepted guide in Kansas. Beginning with the 2004 season, he began guiding for Boardwalk, and in 2011 he took over operations as Lodge Manager.
This is Kassi’s third year with us at Boardwalk Lodge. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Lewis-Clark State College. She especially enjoys time with friends and nearby family here on Prince of Wales Island. Her hobbies include photography, scrapbooking, and spending time outdoors, just enjoying nature.
Joel Cabrera (aka Joe)
After graduating high school, Joe moved to Texas and began construction work on the U.S. border fence. He now works in California in construction and maintenance, and retreats to Boardwalk Lodge to escape the summer heat. Joe enjoys meeting new people, reading, and discussing religion and politics.