Hosts

Seth and Jeelan Kroenke Family

Seth and Jeelan Kroenke had long dreamed of opening an Alaska fishing and adventure lodge. After finishing their degrees in the Midwest, the Kroenkes moved north to Alaska with limitless dreams to fulfill, including the opening of Alaska’s River Wild Lodge. The Kroenke’s vision is to share untouched Alaska though luxury fishing and adventure trips and exceptional lodge service. They have seen many satisfied adventure seekers leave with the dream of coming back for more of wild Alaska.

The vast frontier of Alaska captivated Seth during his first season working for a local lodge. His horizons were expanded when he bought his first plane, became a pilot and the expanse of Alaska was at his disposal. He now lives his dream, flying people through mountain passes, along costal beaches and to remote rivers and lakes. The exploration begins as he takes you on a low elevation flight through rugged Alaska to your adventure destination. Seth has a passion for fishing the waters of Southwest Alaska and will help you reel in the catch you’ll be talking about for a lifetime. Nothing is better than seeing the enthusiasm in his face when a big one is hooked.

Jeelan began her Alaskan journey as a hostess, cooking in several fishing lodges in the Iliamna and Lake Clark area. She mastered creating first class cuisine with fresh produce and wild game, understanding that a warm plate goes hand in hand with a warm welcome. Life in rural Alaska is unique with fresh bread baked daily, subsistence salmon fishing and berry picking. Jeelan will welcome you with a captivating story and leave you laughing as you head out the door on your daily adventure.