One of the most incredible discoveries Rob made in looking for TV show subjects was this gentleman. He spent 38 1/2 years in prison for taking the life of an Anchorage, AK, police officer when he was only 23. Today he's a model citizen helping others to live their dreams.
A "must see" in Juneau is the Mendenhall Glacier. It's one of the most photogenic and invigorating places anywhere. These are two of Rob's adventurous friends taking a few pictures and sharing ideas for TV concepts.
The native culture is alive and well in Alaska. These are two leaders of the Tlingkit tribe on an island west of Juneau. They still perform their tribal dances and follow other native traditions.
One of the most heart-warming stories that Rob discovered is his friend Randy. After numerous surgeries, Randy was forced to give up the life he'd always known and discover a new way to feed his family. His mom's passing left him with some new found money, so with his wife's blessings, he took a chance on doing something that he truly loved.
This man went into an historic church that was engulfed in flames, and helped carry a 400-pound chandelier on his shoulders outside to safety. Even more, it was only 15-degrees and the area was covered in snow. He feels that his strength that day was from a much higher power.
One of the special experiences Rob had was taking his friend Irvin to the set of the Alaskan Bush People TV show. As you can imagine, networking with Hollywood folks is tough in Alaska, so it was a real treat to have a day with some of the Brown family.
This is one man who knows how to live life on the edge. He's a former top special agent for the government and goes wherever he can to see and experience the best of Alaska's nature and wildlife. Thanks to him, Rob was blessed to crawl inside three ice caves under the Mendenhall Glacier. That was incredible!
Rob has taken advantage of every opportunity to discover what activities and people will stand out on TV. Another adventure was a raft trip down the Mendenhall River. One day, a raft tipped over and eight people made it back in, one didn't. After the fire department Chaplin was dispatched, they found the ninth person. Always an adventure!
Some of the most amazing characters Rob found were in one of the newest businesses in Alaska. it was built from the ground up by a couple of guys who had amassed a stockpile of guns in a huge storage container in their backyard before their wives found out. Nothing like a woman scorned!
In a good portion of Alaska, the only way to get around is by boat or float plane. So when you're looking for TV subjects, it can become a bit challenging. One of the wonderful gentlemen Rob befriended is a plane owner, who has flown him over numerous glaciers on the expansive Juneau Ice Field to get pictures and video's
This woman is an incredibly accomplished Doll Maker. She gave up her state job in Alaska to follow her new-found passion. Since then, she's become highly sought after by state and world leaders to create wooden dolls for themselves and their loved ones.
One of the most popular sports in Alaska is the Iditarod. Not all dogs train on the snow. During the summer months, there are four teams of mush dogs that get their workouts in Juneau. Rob had the pleasure of riding with them and they stopped for a break in the puddle.
This man feels that people in Alaska should give up their homes and begin living in tents, while growing their own food. He spends most of his time in nature and he definitely has some interesting and colorful outlooks on life.
During his years in Alaska, Rob has discovered that some of his best thoughts come when he's alone in nature. Hence, he's been blessed to venture into numerous off-beaten paths that have provided him with great insight for TV concepts.
One of the gifts that Rob's been blessed with is the ability to take Alaskan visitors to places that most tourists will never see. During these treks, Rob gains valuable information from them and discovers what would make them turn on their TV's.
This gentleman and his buddy spend their weekends panning for gold, usually with wonderful success. However, they have their minds set on accomplishing something big, that could land them the Mother Lode of nuggets.
Spending summers sharing his native Tlingit culture with Alaskan visitors is what brings joy to this man. His own personal story is also an amazing journey.
Along with being known for it's amazing nature, Alaska also has the highest alcoholism use in America. This woman does her best each day to provide services to those who wish to live a better life. Surely, a challenging task.