In Steve’s words, “Some people see me as a writer; others see me as a photographer; and some view me for my research capabilities. I try bringing all three together and see myself as a storyteller.” He told us that he’s enjoyed his storytelling career, especially in Alaska for the last 14 years. He’s written for several media outlets, mostly as a freelance journalist, and has been fortunate enough to visit some of Alaska’s far-flung communities, accessible only by seaplane or boat. We imagine that it’s been a unique and breathtakingly beautiful journey, especially if exploring Alaska is on your bucket list.
Through it all, Steve said, “I’ve learned about this state’s history, be it an oil pipeline that underpinned Alaska’s economy for 45 years or the cultural roots and origins of the indigenous people.” Steve remains in touch
with some of the people who welcomed him into their homes, their offices and their communities.
However, he told us, “One population I can’t remain connected to personally but still have a nice collection of photos: brown bears. I had the pleasure of visiting a protected bear refuge that limits the number of visitors each day and by permit only. Hunting is forbidden. They are for viewing or photographing only. The memories remain as vivid today as the day I visited four years ago.”
If you’d like to connect with Steve, visit his LinkedIn page: www.linkedin.com/in/steve-quinn-5676013a/