Larry Johansen is a second generation Alaskan. He has a teaching degree from Western Washington University and has been endorsed by the National Association of Interpretation as an interpretive instructor. He has more than 25 years of Alaskan guiding experience and has himself travelled to over 40 countries in his world wide wanderings. He lives in Juneau about a block from the governor's mansion. He has travelled to all 19 wilderness areas in Southeast Alaska.
He published a book about his adventure called "The Alexander Eighteen: The Story of Eighteen Wilderness Areas in Alaska". His first book called "XTRATUF: An Alaskan Way of Life," is about the people who live in the Alaskan rainforest. This past winter he has finished and published a book called "Finding JUNEAU: Its People, Places, and Past." It's a book about the fascinating people of Juneau and the interesting times they lived in.