Meet the Staff

Sockeye Cycle Staff

The administrative staff, managers, mechanics and guides at Sockeye Cycle are the most resourceful, knowledgeable and enthusiastic people you will meet. We come from a variety of backgrounds; some work summers guiding our day trips and working in the shop, others are long time Alaskan residents that guide our extended tours and work in the office. We have three year round employees and twenty five seasonal employees.

At Sockeye Cycle you can expect the highest level of customer service, professionalism and passion for bicycling in the business. We know our region and the great country to explore by bike. Come visit our two locations and meet our team! We will make you feel welcome no matter if you’re a long time cyclist or just getting going on a bike.

Dustin Craney – President and General Manager

Dustin Craney – President and General Manager

In 2009, Dustin sold everything that didn't fit in his station wagon and drove north to work on bikes in Alaska. One summer of bike work turned into 11 years (and counting) of exploring Alaska by bicycle. Dustin met his wife Katie on the Alaska ...
Becky Hill – Office Manager

Becky Hill – Office Manager

Becky's love for Southeast Alaska began on a backpacking trip in 1994. A year later, she sold nearly everything she owned and left the DC area on a 5000 mile road trip to Alaska. After a couple years of exploring the state, she settled down in
Katie Craney

Katie Craney

Katie first came to Alaska in 2004 and has worked for the National Park Service in both Gustavus and Skagway AK. In addition to guiding at Sockeye Cycle, Katie helps with our new staff training and marketing. She also works as a naturalist on a ...
Lee Close

Lee Close

Lee drove his Tacoma truck from Texas to Alaska in the early 90's. He still has the twang in his voice but his heart is in the North. After many seasons as a fisheries technician his passion for the bike got him a job as a guide for Sockeye ...
Thom Ely – Founder and Director

Thom Ely – Founder and Director

Thom first came to Alaska in 1981 to work for the Young Adult Conservation Corp at False Island near Sitka. He fell in love with the Southeast Alaska environment and returned summers to work as a deck hand on a salmon troller. He moved to Haines