Jeremy Gieser and his wife, Tisha. Jeremy wants Alaska communities to “pull together and take a proactive role in accommodating the visitor industry while working to protect and sustain Alaska?s pristine environment.”
Name: Jeremy Gieser
Title: Director of Tourism Marketing, Gastineau Guiding
His business: We offer guided interpretative wilderness trips for visitors to Juneau. Our small, guided groups provide an education on the nature of Southeast Alaska.
Jeremy’s first tourism job: In 1997 I started as a driver-guide for Greyline of Alaska and have been involved in the industry since then. I’ve been with Gastineau Guiding for six years now.
The best part of Jeremy’s job: I enjoy watching a quiet, empty office in the middle of winter with one or two employees ramping up and growing to 60 employees by spring. I feel we create a positive experience for the community and employees who work and partner with us. Without our guides and our staff, we wouldn’t be able to do what we do.
Jeremy’s favorite cruise passenger story: There isn’t just one story; there are several. I receive a lot of feedback over the winter from guests who have reflected on their visit. They will write, “please let my guide know I had an amazing time and am still thinking about the trip.” It is rewarding to know that we are providing them with such a long-lasting impression.
Jeremy’s thoughts on supporting cruise industry: I would like to see Alaska communities pull together and take a proactive role in accommodating to the visitor industry while working to protect and sustain our pristine environment.