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The Jacksons

Destination Alaska Charters is a dream come true for the Jackson Family.  Scott Jackson grew up hunting, fishing, and trapping in the north woods of Maine.  From ages 18-21, he attended college and completed a B.S. degree in aircraft maintenance and operations.  Barb (Pond) Jackson grew up in Greenville, South Carolina where she and Scott would eventually meet in college.  Married at age 23, Scott and Barb moved to Homer, Alaska where Scott worked for a local air taxi, flying and fixing bushplanes on a daily basis and Barb worked as a nurse for South Peninsula Hospital.  Brandon and Chris are Homer, Alaska born and have spent hundreds of days on Kachemak Bay and Cook Inlet helping visitors catch salmon, rockfish, and halibut.  Over the course of 20+ years, Scott, Barb, Brandon, and Chris have successfully guided and taught outdoor skills to nearly 1100 individuals in New Hampshire, Alaska, and Maine.   Scott states "Destination Alaska allows us to combine our passion for the outdoors and our love for sharing Alaska.  We are truly blessed".  The Jackson family is thrilled to have the opportunity to show their guests just how amazing Alaska can be.

Destination Alaska Charters 

Management team



Scott Jackson (owner) brings 30 years of fishing and flying experience to the company.  Scott has an MBA in Marketing from NYIT ('07) and has founded and managed companies specializing in aircraft charters, real estate, global avionics sales, outdoor education, along with hunting and fishing guide services.  He enjoys spending time with customers that have a passion for the outdoors.  His primary roles are business development and marketing at DAC.  He guides the company on a day-to-day basis, answering customer's questions and ensuring everyone has a great time during their visit.  You'll see Scott interacting with customers in the office, piloting the aircraft for adventures, or on our vessel, the "Wilderness Explorer" during excursions.


Barb Jackson is a registered nurse with 30 years of experience working in healthcare and various outdoor companies.  In this capacity, she has countless hours conducting patient phone interviews, organizing patient care schedules, and providing customer service.  As co-owner of the New Hampshire Outdoor Learning Center, Barb was responsible for menu selection, food preparation, organizing the classroom environment, and customer interface during classes.  Barb loves gardening, hiking, flying, and meeting new people at DAAC.  Barb is our office mom bringing in treats and cheering everyone up when needed.

Brandon Jackson (General Manager) 

Brandon Attended Bob Jones University and recieved a BA in Business Administration. He has been with DAAC since its founding in 2019. Starting as a deckhand in 2019, he worked his way into a captain role in 2022. In the years since, He has since moved into our General Manager position taking on our day to day logistics. From marketing, to finances, to boat logistics and project planning he stays busy year round keeping our programs running.  His hobbies include Cooking, Snowboarding, Surfing, Videography, anyhting water sports and cars. 


Chris Jackson worked as a deckhand for Homer Ocean Charters in 2018.  He has prior experience as a junior guide for the NH Outdoor Learning Center and is an expert outdoor photographer.  Chris has a passion for music and is an excellent guitar player.  He will use his computer skills and photography expertise to assist in website development and marketing.  His deckhanding knowledge will allow him to assist the captain in providing the best service for our clients.   


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