Kalyn is the reindeer herd manager for Chena Outdoor Co. in Two Rivers, Alaska, where – with the help of the reindeer (and sled dogs too) – they educate curious minds about the history and importance of the species in the north, both from human perspective and an ecological one.
A love of behavior and animal care didn’t start with reindeer; Kalyn has been training dogs for 20 years and began running and racing sled dogs 10 years ago. In addition to sled dog and reindeer tourism, they also team up with a local veterinarian for behavior consulting cases. Their days are filled with the chaotic shenanigans that come with sharing their life with 9 sled dogs, a jack russell, a herd of reindeer, and a hive of bees. When not educating, training critters, or continuing their own education through Pet Harmony, Kalyn is exploring their Alaskan backyard by trail, canoe, or kayak and photographing the exquisite life around them.