Darryl grew up fishing on lakes and rivers in Utah with his dad, and he loves the outdoors. Having spent most of his career in mining and minerals, he was delighted to join the Pybus team to spend more time in nature. When not playing in Alaska he can usually be found with his family and friends in Utah, skiing, mountain biking and/or canyoneering around Zion National Park.
The hot tubs at night.
Marnie lived in San Antonio until January, 2018. After a successful fight against breast cancer, she decided to do something crazy. She sold everything that wouldn’t fit into 4 boxes and moved to Alaska! She has a degree in baking and pastry arts and loves to share her freshly baked scones. Marnie was introduced to Pybus by her boyfriend, Captain Casey, who has worked at the Lodge for years.
The amazing views from the lodge.
Brie Poirier has always lived in ski towns, from Colorado to Canada, and Utah, these locations cultivated her love for the mountains and outdoors at a young age. In her free time, you can find Brie skiing fluffy pow or mountain biking in her backyard playground, Utah’s Wasatch Range. Brie received her Bachelor of Science in Environmental and Sustainability Studies and Parks, Recreation, and Tourism in 2019, she spent time as an outdoor educator in California before jumping on the opportunity to explore the rugged, wild Alaskan wilderness. She is excited for a full summer on the Pybus Team, where she will guide naturalist kayak tours, hikes, and other activities to ensure your Pybus Alaskan adventure is unforgettable.
Brant has been living in Alaska for over 25 years and enjoys everything the state has to offer. In addition to flying, Brant enjoys fishing the Kenai, shrimping the Prince William Sound on his ocean boat, hunting, and snowboarding in Girdwood. Brant also has a passion for fitness and owns his own fitness studio in Anchorage. His Goldendoodle, Rip, is a frequent companion on all his Alaskan adventures.
The pristine location and community
Dorian’s main passions in life are cooking and nature. He has been a Chef for over 40 years, and has been hiking and camping his entire life. The opportunity to combine his passion and skill in a setting as intimate and unique as Pybus Point is an amazing adventure and incredibly fulfilling.
Peaceful sunrises and sunsets across the bay.
Michael A. Cox (Mike) M.S. was born in WA, USA, and raised all over the place, including several states and countries. As a patriot, Mike was an engineer sergeant in the Army, specializing in search and rescue. This lead him to work in security with his church. He left that work to join Pybus. Pybus is perfect for him because he loves the outdoors and worked for 25 yrs as a leadership/wilderness adventure guide for Pinnacle West Ltd, which allows him to teach leadership skills during outdoor adventures. He has a devotion to teaching, learning, and serving. Bringing opportunity to those in need and adventure to the stagnate, has changed his life. His goal is to live a life that inspires and benefits others.
I live in American Fork, Utah. Cooking is my passion, especially when it’s about bringing friends together. In the off season, I spend my free time playing music and trying to read through my ever expanding collection of books. A fun fact about me is I brew kombucha at home.
The two hour long sunsets!
Sabrina Velasquez is from Provo, Utah. She goes to school full time at Utah Valley University and plans to graduate with a degree in Graphic Design. In her spare time she loves to watch movies and spend time outdoors. This is Sabrina’s first year at Pybus Point and she’s excited to join the kitchen staff!
Captain Matt's interests are varied from music, movies, fine art and airplanes to personal creative pursuits. The one throughline in his life has been fishing and the outdoors. He started fishing small ponds and piers and has now progressed to making all of the halibut and lingcod jigs used by the lodge.
Turning off the boat engines and listening to the whales.
Fishing is in Captain Ryan's blood. He started his guiding career fishing for walleye on the rough waters of Lake of the Woods in Northern Minnesota. Ryan was excited to join the Pybus team, and enjoys the calm waters and amazing fishing the inside passage has to offer. When not at Pybus, you can find Captain Ryan with his wife, Eliza, in Tucson, eating Sonoran Hot dogs and enjoying the lack of snow.
Multi-species fishing opportunities.
Trent has spent his life as an avid fisherman and a adventurous outdoorsman. Trent is very knowledgeable of the great abundance of local Flora and fauna and he will go the extra mile to secure a great day of fishing.
Hiking into the whimsical Alaskan rainforest to fly fish with the bears in our remote salmon streams.
Capt. Jeff grew up in the South Georgia / North Florida area where fishing quickly became his first passion. After graduating high school he moved to South Florida and had a lengthy career in the Telecommunications industry. Once he had enough of that, the desire to fish took over and he started guiding full time in Florida & Alaska and has never looked back. This will be Jeff's 8th season fishing in AK and his first with Pybus.
The calm still waters of Alaska's inside Passage.
Tyson Steele lives and breathes the wild north, having led treks through the icy reaches of Canada, Iceland, and Greenland. Drawn by the enchantment of Alaska, he found his way to Pybus Point Lodge, where he thrives on solitude, Red Bull, and fresh crab. As a homesteader and survivalist, the lodge is his lifeblood, a place where he can hone his skills in fishing, carpentry, and bushcraft. Addicted to the Last Frontier, Tyson moved permanently to Alaska in 2018 to fulfill his life-long dream to live off-grid on his 80 acre homestead near Denali National Park.
The smells and sounds of remote Alaska.
Katiria is from New York City and comes to us from Orlando Florida. She attended University of Central Florida, after moving from Puerto Rico where she grew up. She has traveled to India and travelled 32 states to move to Alaska for the summer of 2019 and was able to join our team last year at Pybus to help with her husband Chris. When's she not working, you can find Katiria reading, writing, or spending time with family and friends.
Watching the sunset.
Carah lives on the Big Island of Hawaii. When she's on island she enjoys free diving, chasing waterfalls, yoga, and relaxing on the beach. When Carah is off island, she enjoys traveling to different countries to explore new cultures.
This will be Carah's first year at Pybus and she is super excited to experience the surreal views she hears about.