Hello My Name Is...
My name is Jaimie Gleissner and I grew up in Rochelle, Illinois (a small farm town in the northern part of the state).
After graduating from Illinois State University in 2010, I decided to take a summer job at Yes Bay Lodge, just outside of Ketchikan, Alaska. This experience made me fall in love with the state and living remotely. Upon earning my second degree in Publishing Studies, I knew I wanted to be back in Alaska as soon as possible.
Little did I know, the desire to be in Alaska would lead me to the wonderful village of Stebbins. This will be my 3rd year teaching and coaching girls basketball (Go Grizzlies!). Last year my fiancé (Eric Leusch) and I lived here over the summer and were able to fish and gather greens and herring eggs!
In my free time, I enjoy reading, writing, crocheting, watching and playing sports, and being outside. Hiking, fishing, snowshoeing, and camping are some of my favorite activities.
Eric and I will be getting married July 6th in Ketchikan. Though we are sad to miss out on some of the fishing, we are very excited to start the school year as a married couple, and you’ll still see us around next summer.