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 are some of my favorites. Over the years my love for this magical place has grown and I’m always in search of new places to explore. When I’m not out exploring, I indulge in yarn, paint and spending time with Chad (that handsome stud next to me), my two pups and the most recent addition to our family, twins Jack and Arie.
My journey with Denali Dreams started in high school labeling lip balms. Over the years I’ve worked in every position – learning to wrap, cut and make soap. When Barb and Janie, the Denali Dreams founders, were ready for their next adventure after 18 years of being in business, I was thrilled to keep the dream alive. I’m incredibly passionate about creating quality products that are great for your skin while incorporating a little piece of Alaska along the way. If you are ever in Anchorage, stop by our shop and say hi
the Dream team
A transplant from Maryland, Ben has taken up the art of slinging soap. He is our master creator in the kitchen and helps 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 transplant from Pennsylvania, Cindy helps out in our marketing and photography department. She is always eager to get out to get the perfect shot. When she isn’t taking pictures for Denali Dream’s she is snapping shots of her explorations all over Alaska with her furry dog Bobo (you probably have seen him in some of our social media photos).
Born and raised in Anchorage Samantha started working with the Dream Team in April. Since then she has learned the ins and outs of a handful of positions but has settled being our master soap cutter and groomer. If you pop into our store front she is the mastermind behind the beautiful displays. During her off time she enjoys, gaming, true crime and has an amazing green thumb! She can bring back any plant.