Dan Wiersgalla

Meet Dan – Isle Royale Guide and Senior Kayak/Bike Guide (with Guest Appearances)

danheadAs a graduate from Vermilion College with an Outdoor Leadership degree I have found the perfect place to work and play!

As a young kid my dad would bring my little brother and me up to Copper Harbor looking for rocks and biking. One day I wondered into Keweenaw Adventure Company (KAC) and met the owner Sam. At that point, as a young little green bean, I knew I wanted to work in the Harbor.

I would later go on to receive a dan_bikesummer internship at KAC, move full-time to the U.P and work as a KAC Supervisor and Senior Sea Kayak Guide — including guiding Isle Royale Tours. This will be my fifth season at KAC, this year in a part-time role, as I pursue other dreams and work in the Keweenaw, too.

While I’m not working I can be found enjoying the surrounding natural beauty by kayak or bike and occasionally by rope on some of the Keweenaws steepest cliff faces. I love everything outside and adventure. I have a passion for adventuring with people of all ages and capabilities.

Training & Certifications:

  • Wilderness First Responder
  • C. A. Level 2 Kayak Instructor
  • Certified S.C.U.B.A. diver
  • Waterfront Life Guard