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Latoya Thomas, like so many of our summer citizens, came to Alaska on a sort of “working vacation”.  Whether drawn north for the job itself, or the opportunity to spend a summer in Alaska without going into the red, a lot of Alaskans came for a visit that ended up lasting years.  Originally from Louisiana, Latoya arrived in Ketchikan with years of experience in hospitality and customer service with a desire to “experience something different”, eventually taking a seasonal position at the Alaska Fish House.  Now working year-round due to her outstanding work ethic and skill set, you’ll find Latoya down in the trenches during the summer season managing the restaurant floor, and overseeing improvement projects during the off-season. 

Every summer, over one million visitors, from all different walks of life, arrive in Ketchikan as they travel through Southeast Alaska.  With such a diverse array of guests, those in the service industry end up with quite a few stories by the end of the season.  Latoya Thomas has had a couple interactions with our customers that we feel exemplifies perfectly the type of team member we value at the Alaska Fish House.  Not one to toot her own horn, we though we’d do it for her.

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