Erin Kirkland, Incoming Executive Director

Tom Callahan, Executive Director
A native of the East Coast, Tom is an enthusiastic Alaskan transplant. He spent five years operating the Appalachian Mountain Club's eight backcountry huts in New Hampshire. With a wealth of experience in high mountain hospitality, he is excited to use that knowledge to create a world-class hut experience here in Alaska. When he's not thinking about huts he can be found whitewater kayaking, backcountry skiing or running up and down mountains with his retired sled dog, Bliss.

Mackenzie Barnwell, Operations Manager
 A Seward local, Mackenzie grew up exploring the Kenai Peninsula hiking, skiing, and trail-running. She has spent the past 5 years working in the outdoor recreation industry, and is passionate about sharing all that Alaska has to offer. Mackenzie is enthusiastic about building hut systems that make areas of Alaska more accessible to the public. She enjoys boating, mountain running, skiing, good food, and mastering new skills.