About Us

We are Alaska Private Touring

With our unparalleled depth of Alaska travel industry relationships and our “Alaska-only” focus, the Alaskans on the Alaska Private Touring team are true experts in Alaska destination knowledge and itinerary development.

Our team of Alaska Travel Designers is highly professional, detailed, and thorough. We value discretion, and we hire based on integrity. We always carefully review with you all the elements comprised in your itinerary, and we are obsessive about detail. Our goal is to be your trustworthy Alaska concierge, working with you to leverage our knowledge and local relationships to provide you with the highest guest service standards. At Alaska Private Touring, our clients always come first, period.

Pamela Manderson

General Manager

A lifelong Alaskan, Pamela has worked in Alaska tourism for more than 20 years, cultivating relationships with supplier partners around the state.  Her experience includes budgeting, planning, and operating unique and private experiences for individuals and groups from all corners of the globe. She and her highly trained team know what questions to ask to best determine the unique needs of each client before creating a private, customized itinerary and nothing is as satisfying as turning client dreams into reality.

Pamela and her husband, Allen, have raised their family in Alaska, which includes two children and three rescue pups.  Summers are spent exploring their own back yard in between their son’s baseball games, and winters bring visits to warmer destinations including Las Vegas, where their daughter attends college.

Josh Fichtelberg

Operations Manager

Josh was born in New York, and grew up in New Jersey.  He spent years traveling around Central and South America teaching SCUBA diving and exploring the world.  In 2014 he packed up his bags living in the Florida Keys and drove up to Alaska for what was meant to be a summer job adventure in Alaska.  He never left!  He worked for 7 years on luxury railroad cars entertaining and touring guests throughout beautiful Alaska.  For the last 2 years he was the Lead Guide and Director of Operations for a local tour operator.  Now he’s turning his knowledge and love for Alaska towards helping people plan their perfect dream vacations up to Alaska.  Josh spends most of his time hiking, camping, and adventuring with his Golden Doodle Gooseberry!

Cybill Allspach

Travel Designer

Cybill was raised in Maryland but grew up visiting her family in Homer, Alaska, where they were some of the first residents of the town back in the early 1920’s. A lover of all things history she spent 10 years as an Innkeeper at a historic pre-Revolution Bed & Breakfast before making her move to Alaska permanent. She loves planning road trips, camping trips, and hopes to soon reach her goal of visiting all 63 National Parks. She is excited to share this incredible location with clients from all across the country and the rest of the world. When she is not busy putting together the perfect trip to Alaska she can be found out enjoying the wilderness herself, hiking, kayaking, and photographing wildlife.

Ibi Wemark

Travel Designer

Born and raised in Alaska, Ibi has spent her life pursuing an outdoor lifestyle. Moving around much in her young life, she has spent time living in nearly every corner of Alaska from above the Arctic Circle in Kotzebue to St. Paul Island in the Bering Sea and just about everywhere else in-between. She has worked in the tourism industry her entire adult life and for 10 years guided dog sledding adventures between the mountains of Wyoming and the wilderness of Alaska. She now enjoys creating adventures where others can experience the same wild love for Alaska that she has fostered all her life. In her free time, she enjoys being on the coast of Alaska fishing and kayaking or biking the trails with her huskies and helping her partner train and prepare for dog sled races like the Iditarod.

Al Koch

Creative Consultant

Al Koch is a longstanding Alaska tourism leader and founding partner of Alaska Private Touring. Over his 35-year career in Alaska’s Travel and Tourism Industry, Al’s first-hand experience with Alaska’s tourism infrastructure and destination knowledge have guided the company’s development since its inception. His leadership has catalyzed the company’s high standards for exceptional customer service and innovative product development. Al was recognized in 2017 by the Alaska Tourism Industry Association’s prestigious Alyeska Award for his leadership at All Alaska Tours and for helping to increase Alaska tourism visitation through the years.

Al and his wife Sue have been married for 38 years and have two amazing adult daughters, all at home in Alaska’s great outdoors. When time allows, they enjoy spending time at their remote “off the grid” log cabin on the upper Susitna River.

Kyli Mathies

Product Coordinator

Kyli was raised in Anchorage, Alaska and a lot of her childhood was spent outside enjoying Alaska’s beauty: camping, fishing, clam digging, hiking, snowmobiling, sledding, and more. For college, she went to school just outside of Portland, Oregon and made the move official in 2010. Kyli enjoys working remotely as a Product Coordinator and loves learning about the incredible opportunities available for those who want to explore Alaska!

Kyli currently lives south of Portland, Oregon with her husband and their two young boys. Even though she hasn’t lived in Alaska for over a decade, she still considers it home and tries to visit her parents and friends as often as she can. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with extended family, exploring parks with her sons, and singing in local choirs.