Alaskan Contributor (Anchorage Bureau Chief)
Gavin Kentch is a lifelong Alaskan. He learned to ski while skiing into the family log cabin in the Alaska wilderness at age three. He received more formal instruction in the Anchorage Junior Nordic League youth ski program soon after. After a two-decade break he recently resumed formal ski training with the Alaska Pacific University Masters Team, and learned that there is a reason why real skiers have coaches.
Gavin founded the school newspaper, The Ellipsis, at his public high school. He earned a B.A. in Classics from Reed College, where he was copy editor of The Quest, and a J.D. from Michigan Law School, where he was an editor of the Michigan Law Review.
Gavin will ski on literally anything, and is locally renowned in Anchorage for posting trail reports following unlikely skis in godawful conditions. He has won two ski races in his life, the Frosty Bottom 50 and the Race to the Outhouse #2. The reader will sense a certain posterior theme.
Gavin enjoys the company of two amazing daughters, Bridget and Audrey, and one exceptionally patient wife, Julie. In his day job, he is an attorney in solo practice, with a focus on indigent criminal defense.