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Meet Dana Natwick

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Dana Natwick: A Passionate Globetrotter with a Heart for Humanitarian Service

Dana Natwick, a passionate globetrotter from Port Alsworth, Alaska, combines her love for travel with a noble aspiration to serve in humanitarian aid, embodying the spirit of adventure and compassion—learn more about her inspiring path.

Home Base: 

Port Alsworth, Alaska – A picturesque village where the untamed wilderness meets serene waters, providing a perfect backdrop for a life rich in adventure and tranquility.

The Globetrotting Enthusiast: 

Dana’s love for travel knows no bounds. Her spirit of adventure has taken her to many corners of the world, with Norway holding a special place in her heart. She’s captivated by its stunning fjords and vibrant culture. Every opportunity she gets, she finds herself returning to this Scandinavian paradise, soaking in its natural beauty and the warmth of its people.

Aspiring Nurse with a Mission: 

Dana dreams of adding a bachelor’s degree in nursing to her repertoire, not just to heal but to make a substantial difference in the world. Her ambition is to join the noble field of humanitarian aid and disaster relief, where she can offer her compassion and skills to those in desperate need. This aspiration is more than a career choice; it’s a calling to be at the forefront of global aid, offering hope and care in the face of adversity.

Family Ties and Summer Ventures: 

During the summers, Dana’s heart draws her back to her roots in Port Alsworth. Here, she collaborates with her sister Courtney and their father in running a family business. This time is not just about work; it’s about strengthening family bonds, sharing stories of her travels, and bringing new perspectives to her community.

The Essence of Dana: 

With a backpack full of dreams and a heart full of compassion, Dana represents the quintessential modern adventurer – someone who finds equal joy in exploring distant lands and serving humanity. Her life is a tapestry of diverse experiences, each thread representing a journey, a learned skill, or a life touched. Dana is not just preparing for a career; she’s preparing to make a difference in the world, one compassionate act at a time.

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Joel Natwick

Joel Natwick, a seasoned bush pilot from Alaska, has turned his dream into a lifetime of adventure, soaring through the skies and sharing the wonders of the Alaskan wilderness with the world—explore his remarkable journey.
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Courtney Bell

Courtney Bell's journey from an ICU nurse in Atlanta to a pioneer in holistic health, rooted in her Alaskan upbringing, showcases her commitment to wellness and family—learn more about her inspiring story.