Meet the Owners
Gary and Jeanne Sampson
My name is Gary Sampson, and I am the owner and operator of the Kodiak Sportsman’s Lodge. I grew up in Northern Minnesota and graduated from Boston College. After college I played hockey for the Washington Capitals and was on the 1984 Olympic hockey team. I moved to Alaska in 1997, but have been operating fishing lodges since 1994. My wife, Jeanne, and I met in 1999 while working together at a fishing lodge. Jeanne has been cooking at fishing and hunting lodges since 1994. She was born and raised in Alaska. Jeanne grew up in a commercial fishing family and has a background in fine dining specializing in local seafood. We have two sons and a daughter.