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MEET THE OWNERS
Credited by many as having achieved the American Dream, one guest described Mark even further. “He made the man cave into a business.” The helicopters, the fishing, the bear rugs, the endless stories of adventure. “Most men have that in the man cave,” this guest said. “Mark Miller made the man cave his life.”
Originally from Massachusetts, Mark Miller moved to The Last Frontier at the age of 19 and by 21 had his first plane, a 1946 J3 Piper Cub. He worked at several well known fishing lodges before landing on the Talachulitna and starting his own fishing lodge in 1976.
Twenty years later, Mark became the first Alaskan fishing lodge to offer heli-fishing when he bought his first helicopter and received a rotor wing rating. Now with two helicopters and a Cessna, and over 18,000 hours of flying in the Alaskan bush, this true pioneer has been welcoming anglers for over 40 years.
Felicia was born and raised in Alaska, and has been part of Talaheim Lodge for the past 18 years. Growing up in Anchorage, she enjoyed camping with her family and dip netting for salmon. She worked for Alaska Airlines for 22 years as a ramp agent before recently retiring.
Like many family run businesses, Felicia has taken on many roles at Talaheim over the years. She’s been the chef, the cook’s helper, the grocery expeditor, the guest cabin interior designer. But what Felicia enjoys most is tending to the gardens at Talaheim.
She is the reason the lodge features endless flower beds, as well as a plentiful vegetable garden which our chef uses daily.