Lane Fitzjarrald, Crossings Out Tripping Center Manager
Employed with Crossings since? 2005
Born and raised in Southeast Alaska, I have loved the outdoors all my life. I have done a lot of camping, hiking, canoeing, and have sat around many campfires. I recently obtained my Search and Rescue certification so that I can be a resource to Alaska Crossings and Southeast in general.
I started working for Alaska Crossings fresh out of high school. The longer I stayed, the more I became invested in the program. This job has helped to shape who I am as a person, and in turn I have been able to help shape the practices and flow of the job. I like going to work knowing that the work that I am doing helps kids to be successful in their lives, and it brings meaning to all of the tasks that I accomplish.
I am responsible for cleaning, repairing and doing inventory of the clothing and equipment that we use to run our programs. I pack out program gear and resupplies. Some of the unique things I get to do include repair canoes, brand paddles, and repair stove kits. During the height of the season I train seasonal workers and field guides to help out in the shop, and delegate tasks to get the jobs done!
As a local and having been born in the area, I am naturally inclined to enjoy the outdoors. I do lots of camping, hunting and fishing. I also like spending time at home, and taking my bulldog Munch to the beach. I enjoy working with my hands refurbishing old guns, doing woodwork, and drawing. In the past few years I have gotten into drawing Tlingit inspired animal designs, and have sold some of those in the community.