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When AmbassaTur DB Palmer isn't busy running Alaska Online Counseling & Backcountry Professor, you can find him paddling, ultra marathon canoeing, dogsledding, and spending time with his wife, five kids, and 19 Inuit Sled Dogs.


Where is your hometown?

Jacksonville, OR & Basecamp Alaska


Where do you currently reside?

Basecamp Alaska, Copperville AK


What are your favorite ways to spend time outside?

Paddling, Ultra Marathon Canoeing, Nordic Ski Touring & Ultra Racing, & Dogsledding.

 DB Palmer and Liam Palmer at the Yukon River Quest

What is your most beloved piece of Turtle Fur gear?

I love my beanies and neck warmers! So practical and unique.


What Turtle Fur product comes with you on every adventure, and why?

My American flag beanie (the Long May it Wave Knit Beanie) is always with me. It stands out, is easily dried out, and it keeps my noggin toasty and stylin'.


What is your most cherished outdoor memory?

My son and I finishing two Yukon River Quest races, 444 miles of nonstop wilderness ultra Marathon paddling on the longest annual paddling race in the world.


If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be, and why?

Greenland, to mush dogs with the Inuit.

Palmer Family at Basecamp Alaska

What is your day job?

Founder/Clinical Director of Alaska Online Counseling & Backcountry Professor (trek-based coaching and expeditions for families and young adults).


What personal accomplishment are you most proud of?

22 years married to Greta, two finishes of the Yukon River Quest with my son Liam (the youngest finisher ever), and living the Alaskan adventure lifestyle with our five kids and 19 Inuit Sled Dogs.


Two truths and a lie:

I am an active Opera Singer.

I am a Stage Actor.

I am an avid Craft Beer drinker.


Where should people go if they want to follow along on your adventures?

YouTube: Backcountry Professor

Instagram: @Backcountry_Professor 

Facebook: www.facebook.com/backcountryprofessor

Website: www.backcountryprofessor.com & www.alaska-online-counseling.com

Additional Palmer Family Instagram Accounts: @Canadian.Inuit.Dog, @Alpine_Greta, @Nordic_Liam, @jacksonville_vineyards

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