An accomplished entrepreneur holding a BS in human resource management, an MS in information systems, and a PhD in business and technology, Jeffery Scott Fraser has amassed more than 20 years of business leadership experience. Now retired, Jeffery S. Fraser focuses on operating the historic Tsaina Lodge in Valdez, Alaska, and dedicating his free time to outdoor pursuits such as hunting and fishing.
Valdez is the largest port serving Prince William Sound, an inlet of the Gulf of Alaska bordering the state’s southernmost shores. The region contains a wide variety of terrain and a diverse ecosystem spanning land and sea.
Visitors exploring the area will encounter fjords, ice fields, and mountains with lush, forested trails. Many of the area’s islands are covered in rain forest-like foliage.
Prince William Sound is home to a number of commercial and sport fisheries. Visitors to the area can fish for halibut, lingcod, and rockfish, as well as five Pacific salmon species. The cutthroat and Dolly Varden trout also populate the region’s waters, and Prince William Sound is a popular location for catching shrimp and clams.
A number of big-game species also live in the thriving Prince William Sound ecosystem. Predators such as wolves, black bears, and brown bears are common throughout the region, as are goats, moose, and Sitka black-tailed deer.