"I came to Alaska just over three years ago on my final assignment with the U.S. Navy. I fly year round — on floats during the summer, skis during the winter, bush wheels during the spring and fall. Flying is my passion."
Design Engineer Paul flies down to Brazil twice a month. "I'm overseeing the construction of a semiconductor company," he says. "When I'm not doing that, I tend to 120 acres of woodland in Texas and the Michigan Upper Peninsula."
As half of the artwork and architecture firm Lead Pencil Studios, Dan creates mammoth metal sculptures that can be found around Seattle. "Really, it's hands-on architecture," he says. "We don't do a sketch and contract it out. We roll up our sleeves and then get building."
"I work in some of the most challenging places — out in the woods, through vines and thick brush, swamps and fields. I work in extreme heat and cold weather, too." If Mike says our workwear can take it, we believe it!
"My dad was a carpenter," says James, "so I'm following in his footsteps." James worked for a large contractor then struck out on his own. One of his most enjoyable recent jobs? Working on Duluth retail stores.