Who We Are

Hi I'm Caitlin.

Born and raised in Alaska, my parents were transplants who came up to Alaska for an adventure and never left. I grew up exploring the amazing backyard that Alaska has to offer- kayaking, hiking, climbing and skiing. Over the years my love for this magical place has grown and I’m always in search of new peaks to conquer. When a peak isn’t being explored, I indulge in yarn, paint and spending time with my black dogs.

My journey with Denali Dreams started in high school labeling lip balms. Over the years I worked my way up learning to wrap, cut and make soap. The founding mothers Barb and Janie, after 18 years of being in the business, were ready for their next adventure and I was thrilled to keep the dream alive. I’m incredibly passionate about creating quality products that are great for your skin all while incorporating a piece of Alaska into them. If you are ever in Anchorage stop by our shop and say hi!

the team


A new Alaskan transplant from Maryland, Ben has taken up the art of slinging soap. He is our master creator in the kitchen helping create all the products we have to offer. Occasionally we let him out of the kitchen to come up from to help with the store. Outside of getting greased up, Ben has a natural talent for capturing moments with his camera and fighting off the enemy while playing DOTA.


A bundle of smiles and surprises, Gigi helps master wrap the soaps and soon will be able to wrap any Christmas present you toss her way. She keeps us on our toes when she shares her knowledge of World Wars, fruity bamba teas, and 80’s movie that include John Cusack. If you stop by the shop, her smiling face will always turn to say hello. 


Our fabulous floor manager, she is the engineer behind the shipments and the beaming hello when you step through the door. Her laugh is contagious and her smile (as you can see) lights up the room.  She specializes in picking people’s spirits up, telling them they are awesome and then making one of the best damn cocktail your lips have tasted. Taylor enjoys spending time with her handsome doggo, Bruce Wayne and getting after all the Alaskan adventures. 
This cool cat, Darcy is another pro soap wrapper. Her favorite soap to wrap is Glacier Glow and if you have a Glacier Glow sitting on your sink, it most likely was wrapped by her talented fingers. When Darcy isn’t wrapping all the Glow in the shop, her and her husband run a non-profit that teach yoga to inmates and at-risk youth. Darcy also has an eye for photography and has a niche for shooting only in film. Interested in her shots and writing? Catch her stuff in The Spenardian and quarter local magazine. 


DJ Autumn dabbles in a couple different things at Denali Dreams. She (w)raps a little of this and little of that. She also on occasion cuts and grooms the soaps. DJ Autumn makes sure that the Dream Team has smooth tunes to listen to throughout the day. When she isn’t slaying it at the shop, she enjoys getting out into the Alaskan scenery, snuggling with her three legged pup and making amazing playlists.
Another kitchen dweller, Cindy assists Ben in creating all the Dream products. She has a knack for multitasking and an ear for intentional and unintentional puns. When she isn’t slinging soap she loves to pick (and smash on her face) blueberries, runs across countries and always makes sure everyone is having a good time. 

Our Inspiration