Yukon Don came to Alaska with pioneer parents in 1959 to Chugiak, AK. He graduated from Chugiak High School in 1968 and enlisted into the US Navy from 1969-1972, touring 13 countries in Africa on a Navy Destroyer while deployed to the Middle East. He owned and operated Tanner & Sons Electric, Yukon Don’s B&B Inn, and Tanner’s Trading Post with his wife Beverly until recently. He is a certified pilot, diver, naturalist, chaplain, loss control professional, and investigator currently employed with Matanuska Electric Association, Inc. He has hunted, fished, and adventured all around Alaska for 50 years including a 2000 mile trip down the Yukon River in 1980.
Stories by Yukon Don:
Launching a Dream – Yukon River Adventures – Part 1