Andersons Alaska Salmon Camp Staff
Kent is the owner/operator of Anderson’s Outdoors and one of the Best King Salmon Fishing Guides You Will Ever Meet. Kent has been guiding anglers since 1995, beginning on the Kenai River as a guide for Alaska Wildland Adventures. In 2004 an opportunity presented itself to partner with a new lodge and build a new operation on the Nushagak River. In 2008, Kent purchased the operation and renamed it to its current name, Anderson’s Outdoors-Alaska Salmon Camp. Kent also owns/operates Anderson’s Outdoors guiding steelhead anglers in Oregon during the months of Feb, March and April and also works as a freelance guide for other Alaska lodges, most recently Togiak River Lodge during the silver salmon season. Kents off season hobbies include hunting, hiking, mountain biking and brewing beer while spending as much time as possible with his very understanding wife and 5 yr old daughter who reside in Reno NV.
Phil owns and operates Phil Wildman Outdoor Adventures located in Beaverton Oregon. He enjoys fishing for salmon, steelhead and walleye. When given the opportunity he pursues both elk and deer with his bow as well as duck hunts in the winter. Phil has lived in the Pacific Northwest since 1989. Phil also contributes articles to Salmon Trout and Steelheader Magazine. He writes under the pen name, Phil Wildman. Phil is a single father of three grown children.
Pat Vining - Chef
Pat has been an important member of the ASC team since 2007 keeping us well fed (and occasionally providing golfing lessons). Pat has created our menu that everyone will agree is excellent. Pat retired from a career with GMC and resides in Bay City Oregon, with a beautiful view of Tillamook Bay. In “retirement” Pat has coached the Tillamook High School golf team. (an ex player played on the LPGA and Pat got to accompany her to walk the US Open). Pat has also very involved with local politics and has served positions on numerous local boards. Pat is married with grown kids and also a very passionate golfer, hunter and fisherman.
“On the morning of June 30th 2017, my "right hand man” and great friend, Guide Mike Kaul passed away at the Camp. Cause was suspected as a heart attack, he was 52. Mike had been with me since the first boatload arrived to Camp site in 2004 and we had experienced and endured thru a lot in the past 13 seasons.
Mike received a fully decorated military ceremony at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland Oregon on July 12th. He has been cremated and his ashes will be returned to the banks of the Nushagak River for a family ceremony during the summer of 2018. Mike told his mother at a young age the he was eventually going to end up in Alaska, unfortunately his final resting place came too soon.
I feel very fortunate to have had Mike as an employee, friend and most importantly a “brother” for the past 14 years.
Mike has been with ASC since its beginning in 2004. Mike originally joined Kent to assist construction of the Camp then join his father as a client at the Camp. 13 years later, Mike is still assisting in camp construction each year and is an invaluable member of the team. Mike spent 6 years serving our country as a Special Forces Army Ranger, most of his duties were in the Middle East and Northern Africa from 1989 to 1995 experiencing involvement in Gulf War 1, Somalia & Bosnia among others. Mike also has run a successful construction company and is currently a licensed building inspector. Mike resides in Newberg Oregon and is a very passionate hunter and fisherman. Mike helped raise 5 kids, the youngest graduated from high school in 2016.
As a seasoned Alaska King Salmon Fishing Guide Mike's ability to put you on the fish is outstanding.