About Valdez Saltwater Adventures
Captain Will Everett
Will is the owner/operator of Valdez Saltwater Adventures, which he established in 2017. Captain Will retired from the U.S. Air Force in May 2016 after providing military meteorological services for over 20 years. He grew up in Northern Minnesota and has had a passion for the outdoors since he was a child. In 2001, he moved to Alaska while serving on Active Duty and immediately fell in love with all the incredible opportunities the 49th state has to offer. It didn't take long before his love for the ocean grew and he found himself on the water as much as possible. Captain Will's meteorological knowledge, experience fishing Alaskan waters, and his love for sharing what Alaska has to offer makes him the perfect candidate to help you enjoy your next Alaskan adventure.
Captain Mark Young
Mark is a USCG accredited mariner and has over 30 years of marine experience on the Atlantic and North Pacific Oceans. In addition, he has taught marine safety and survival for the Alaska Marine Safety and Education Association and has been a trainer for Alyeska's Ship Escort Response Vessel System (SERVS) providing marine oil spill training to commercial fishermen throughout the region. Mark has been published in Fish Alaska Magazine and the Alaska Sporting Journal. In addition to holding a Masters degree in Business, he holds a Bachelors degree in Fisheries from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. During the off-season, he is an Assistant Professor of Applied Business at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Community and Technical College. Mark retired from the Alaska Air National Guard in 2008 after 20 years of service. His wife, Sherry, is a fourth grade teacher at Eielson Air Force Base.
Captain Wesley Young
Wes is the son of Captain Mark. He was born and raised in Alaska, and he is an Alaskan through and through. Wes holds a USCG 50 Ton Masters license. He is an awesome skipper and great with our guests. Wes recently completed his commercial helicopter rating and his instructor certifications in this hopes of becoming an instructor pilot at Silver Hawk Aviation in Caldwell, Idaho. He is planning on coming back for some of the summer, so you may just luck up and find him at the helm. His wife, Torie, is a cosmetologist and splits time at a salon in Caldewell, Idaho, as well as a salon in her hometown of Valdez, Alaska.