Here at the Creative Good Auction, our creative spotlight is a semi-monthly feature we run to showcase certain individuals in the Boise, Idaho design community to educate the community about the skills and services they offer. Today, we would like to introduce you to Erin Gray of Yukon Excursions who helps those seeking adventure to find it in Skagway Alaska.
“From the very beginning of 1898, Skagway boomed. Men and women came from across the globe to seek gold in the Yukon. They went where you want to go today: on an excursion up the White Pass into the blasted moonscape of the Tormented Valley past the world class Southern Lake region of the Yukon. Somewhere in the mountains along the banks of the wide yellow Yukon River, lay gold, glittering in their imaginations like grandma and grandpa’s Platinum Visa Card or that one perfect selfie that might catapult them to Instagram fame. They sought adventure, and they found it. Now it’s your turn.”Yukon ExcursionsPresident & Mastermind of Carew Co.
Erin Gray’s passion for guiding is no accident. He taught English at ISU, hosted radio for 10 years, narrated for Audible, and has written and performed in public for his entire life. Now he co-owns Yukon Excursions. Everyday his path leads to this very moment here with you.
Hi Erin! Tell us a little bit about your background and what got you into what you do.
I’m constantly creating new things. Recently I created an Alaskan Tour company, Yukon Excursions. I have started or helped to start 4 companies in the last 5 years, I finally found my calling. Sharing summer vacations in Alaska with the world is a dream come true, but it’s also hard work.
What are you currently doing or working on?
I’m currently running tours from Skagway Alaska into B.C. and the Yukon Territory of Canada to a sled dog Camp where children can snuggle Puppies 😍.
What are some of your thoughts on the Boise design/creative scene and your goals professionally?
I want to help my home state as much as I can. Boise is blowing up, and Aaron Day and Thrive are close to my heart and soul. Additionally, I have strong ties to Dianna Burrel with the non-profit organization Women’s and Children’s Alliance. I know that we need to work together to build a future for our community, and that’s all I need to know.