About Our Team

We Want To Be The Highlight of Your Alaskan Vacation

Our Core Values

We are a team that works hard to over-deliver on our results: this means going above and beyond the expectations of our customers and our coworkers. We understand that we are environmental stewards. We are blessed each day with the opportunity to share Alaska and its remarkable landscapes with our guests.

As a company, our core values are the center of our company culture, defining both our customer experience and our work experience.  

  • Having a Gratitude Mindset

  • Having Open and Clear Communication

  • Believing that Teamwork Makes the Dream Work.

 

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Leadership

Seward Helicopter Tours is family owned and operated. Travis Beals and Sarah Stokey have been running Seward Helicopters since the summer of 2013 and each day ask themselves how they could be so lucky to share such an amazing place with visitors around the world.

Travis and Sarah compete in Alaska's state sport, Dog Sledding, and have both run the 1,000-mile-long Iditarod sled dog race. Besides flying and dog sledding, Travis and Sarah are passionate about hiking, fishing, and paddle boarding across the state of Alaska.

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Iditarod Musher Sarah Stokey and Max the Dog

Sarah Stokey

Director of Operations

Sarah moved to Alaska in 2010 to pursue a love of dog sledding. Little did she know that she'd fall in love not only with sled dogs but also with the Alaskan culture. Highly ambitious, Sarah took over operations of Seward Helicopter Tours in 2013 and has completed the 1000 mile Iditarod Sled Dog Race two times. Sarah loves her job because nothing is better than sharing Seward, Alaska with visitors from around the world.

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Travis Beals

Director of Glacier Dog Sledding

Born and raised in Seward, Travis' passion for mushing fuels our glacier dog sledding operation. A 7-time Iditarod Finisher, Travis is known for his exceptional and meticulous dog care on the race trail. When not working on the glacier, Travis can be found either at his kennel in Seward, mountain biking, or out on the water fishing for salmon.

 

2021 Pilots

Our pilots are the glue of our team: providing you incredible scenic flights of the majestic Seward area.

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John Smith

Director of Marketing

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Director of Marketing

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Glacier Life

Our glacier guides work in shifts of 2-3 guides and routinely spend 4-7 days living remotely before coming back down to Seward where they have 2-3 days off. While on the glacier, they are responsible for taking care of approximately 30 sled dogs. After tours are done at the end of the day, many of our guides choose to continue to work with the dogs whether teaching them new commands, taking them on walks on the glacier, or running short teams to work on team dynamics.

On the glacier, guides enjoy the company of the dogs, the serenity of the Alaskan wilderness, getting amazingly tan, and living a much simpler lifestyle. As a company, we routinely get together and have BBQs, host company dog sled races, and enjoy each other’s company.

At each season’s end, many of our crew go on to new endeavors like college or simply taking time off. We have been extremely fortunate over the last several years to have a high retention rate amongst our seasonal employees. Each winter we have happily kept a few guides on board to help us train and prepare for the 1,000 mile long Iditarod.

 

2021 Glacier Dog Sledding Guides

Meet our Glacier Dog Sledding Guides

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2021 Ground Crew

These are the friendly team members answering our phones, responding to emails, helping you to and from the helicopter and picking you up or dropping you off in our shuttle. 

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Director of Marketing

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