Join the Krave team as we converse with seasoned Alaska and Pacific Northwest Guide Brett Gesh and his lovely wife Laura Gesh. In this episode, we find out what it takes to be get started, gain (and keep) clientele, what to expect on and off the water and more importantly, how to stay married! Sit back and enjoy as we hear remarkable stories from Brett and Laura ranging from strange requests on the guide boat to converting a liberal, hippie, vegetarian into a bowhunting carnivore! This is a two-part episode.
0:00 – Intros. Someone dedicates an odd thing to science. Competitive eating reveal.
5:19 – Brett and Laura intro themselves. Hippie, liberal, vegetarians and super rich outdoor guides.
11:52 – Becoming a guide. The good the bad, the ugly. Bribing your teachers to get out of class. The allure of the Kenai River in Alaska.
19:44 – Culture of the guides. Money management and fist fights.
28:52 - Athletes wanted. Confidence in your skills. Let’s face it…it’s being cocky.
36:10 – Side drifting explained. People that know more than the guide (They think). Yelling at clients.
44:38 – The wife of a guide. Better not wait up…
46:26 – Advice to youngsters that are thinking about guiding.
51:00 - Brett just wants to roast a S’more.
54:33 – The clients have changed, but the prices haven’t.
101:11 – The etiquette of being a guide.
104:25 – Weirdest thing experienced while guiding Sex and Grizzly Bears.
108:27 – WYR -