Guides

Tyler

Tyler Gottfredson

Operations Manager
Ty has a passion for big rainbows but also loves to fish for salmon… so it is no surprise that he made his way to the Kenai. Ty took the time to learn the river by working as a scenic rafting guide and fishing it on his own time for a few years. Ty’s great sense of humor and attention to detail make him a fantastic guide.

Jeremy

Jeremy Lewis

Operations Manager
Jeremy is one of our best guides on the Kenai and is our lead fly-in guide. Plan to have a good day if you go with Jeremy. His great sense of humor and easy-going nature make him a lot of fun to be with. In the off season Jeremy is the Assistant Ski-School Director at a Local Resort.

Gary

Gary McFadden

Lead Fishing Guide with Over 30 years’ experience and G. Loomis Sponsored Guide. Gary is our head guide on the Kenai. He knows every nook and cranny. He is one of the best salmon and rainbow trout guides on this legendary river and often finds fish when no one else can. A long list of guests returns to fish with Gary every year.

Josi

Josi Lewis

Josi grew up learning to love rivers and rafting in Boulder, CO. At age 18 she moved to New York City where she met her husband, Jeremy, who convinced her to spend a summer in Alaska. They eventually moved to Cooper Landing and started a family. Josi has worked with Alaska River Adventures since 2015 and spends as much time as possible fishing.

Lucas

Lucas Weldin

Lucas has been fishing and guiding the Kenai for many years. An avid outdoorsman, it’s no surprise that he found his way to a career in guiding. Lucas loves to snowboard in the winter and travel to rivers all over the country in the off season.

Zach

Zach Ellison

Zach grew up in Salt Lake City Utah. He has guided many rivers including Six Mile Creek, the Matanuska, and the Nenana river in Alaska. He guided on the Colorado and Green rivers throughout Utah. In Idaho and Montana Zach guided the Lochsa, main Salmon and Clark Fork rivers. Zach attended college at the University of Montana with a bachelor’s degree in Geography.

Jay

Jay Allyn

Jay grew up in Washington state fishing, camping, hiking, boating and experiencing the outdoors of the Pacific Northwest. He caught his first trout at age 3, salmon at 7 and got his first fly rod at 12. Jay began guiding in Alaska in 2012. He’s guided seakayking trips in Kenai Fjords, remote fly fishing and rafting expeditions in Western Alaska. In the winter he instructs ski lessons at Alyeska in Girdwood.

Tyler
Gottfredson

Ty has a passion for big rainbows but also loves to fish for salmon… so it is no surprise that he made his way to the Kenai. Ty took the time to learn the river by working as a scenic rafting guide and fishing it on his own time for a few years. Ty’s great sense of humor and attention to detail make him a fantastic guide.

Jeremy
Lewis

Jeremy is one of our best guides on the Kenai and is our lead fly-in guide. Plan to have a good day if you go with Jeremy. His great sense of humor and easy-going nature make him a lot of fun to be with. In the off season Jeremy is the Assistant Ski-School Director at a Local Resort.

Gary
McFadden

Lead Fishing Guide with Over 30 years’ experience and G. Loomis Sponsored Guide. Gary is our head guide on the Kenai. He knows every nook and cranny. He is one of the best salmon and rainbow trout guides on this legendary river and often finds fish when no one else can. A long list of guests returns to fish with Gary every year.

Josi
Lewis

Josi grew up learning to love rivers and rafting in Boulder, CO. At age 18 she moved to New York City where she met her husband, Jeremy, who convinced her to spend a summer in Alaska. They eventually moved to Cooper Landing and started a family. Josi has worked with Alaska River Adventures since 2015 and spends as much time as possible fishing.

Lucas
Weldin

Lucas has been fishing and guiding the Kenai for many years. An avid outdoorsman, it’s no surprise that he found his way to a career in guiding. Lucas loves to snowboard in the winter and travel to rivers all over the country in the off season.

Zach
Ellison

Zach grew up in Salt Lake City Utah. He has guided many rivers including Six Mile Creek, the Matanuska, and the Nenana river in Alaska. He guided on the Colorado and Green rivers throughout Utah. In Idaho and Montana Zach guided the Lochsa, main Salmon and Clark Fork rivers. Zach attended college at the University of Montana with a bachelor’s degree in Geography.

Jay
Allyn

Jay grew up in Washington state fishing, camping, hiking, boating and experiencing the outdoors of the Pacific Northwest. He caught his first trout at age 3, salmon at 7 and got his first fly rod at 12. Jay began guiding in Alaska in 2012. He’s guided seakayking trips in Kenai Fjords, remote fly fishing and rafting expeditions in Western Alaska. In the winter he instructs ski lessons at Alyeska in Girdwood.