The spirit of Alaska first grabbed my attention as a teenager when I came to Alaska to ski with a girl friend in 1976. California was suffering a drought that year, so we headed up the Alcan in the middle of winter in search of snow. Instead of skiing, she ended up working on the Alaska Pipeline in Valdez. It was here I met my husband Steve McShane, who was a local high school teacher/ swimming and diving coach. I learned to love fishing from Steve, and we have travelled the state fishing and floating rivers that are more then 100 miles long.
I eventually returned to college at the University of Alaska, Anchorage where I recieved my teaching degree in elementary education. Steve and I spent a majority of their teaching careers in Wasilla, Alaska where we continued to float rivers fishing and enjoying the outdoors. Before long , our daughter, Kylie, was born and we decided to move to Homer, Alaska, as it is a great place for young children. Here we opened a tutoring business in Homer, where we teach children how to read. During the winter, we move to Lake Tahoe where we downhill ski. Homer, Alaska looks like an ocean Tahoe, so we feel at home in both areas.
Now that our daughter is off to college, Steve and I are ready to pursue many exciting adventures. I came up with the idea of the travel, fishing, game, one day when we were fishing for halibut in Homer. We were with a friend who also had a boat. We were lucky, and caught our fish in under an hour, and I was ready to sit and have a cold one at the Saltery. This a very beautiful spot in a place called Halibut Cove. My husband, didn't want to stop fishing and wanted to continue to fish for a bigger halibut. I eventually won out to recieve my brew and the idea came to me for an awesome show call Fish On, Alaska. I also thought to add teaser trips for contestants who may perfer to sit and have a cold one in a very outstanding spot. Alaska is a little piece of heaven, and I know if you decide to do this show it will be a total success.