Jeff is a historian, writer, poet, editor, and publisher. For 37 years he edited the town’s paper, The Skagway News, which he sold in 2015. He still runs Lynn Canal Publishing and the town bookstore, Skaguay News Depot & Books. His wife, Dorothy, has local roots back to the Klondike Gold Rush. Her family has been in Skagway for seven generations.
Together, they opened Alderworks Alaska Writers and Artists Retreat out at Dyea, near Skagway. The cabins and place are beautiful.