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Meet a Real Alaskan

Golden Heart Greeter LogoFairbanks Golden Heart Greeters are proud to be a part of the Global Greeter Network—a voluntary association of independent, free welcoming programs around the world. Visitors are matched based on interest with enthusiastic and helpful local Alaskans who love their home city of Fairbanks and want to help travelers feel welcome and get more from their stay. To schedule a personal greet with a Golden Heart Greeter, please fill out the form below. A minimum of one week’s notice is needed.

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Jutta Pence Cropped
Jutta Pence Cropped
Golden Heart Alaskan
Jutta Pence Cropped

 As a military spouse, I have travelled extensively in the continental US. I have never lived in a place quite like Fairbanks. The friendly people and sense of community here are unsurpassed by any other area I have lived in. Fairbanks truly is the “Golden Heart City” and it is the people that make it that way. You will not find more welcoming, warm people than you do in Alaska’s Interior. Combine that with the beauty of the Fairbanks area and the incredible year-round outdoor activities available, it does not get any better than this. I am proud of Fairbanks and the beauty surrounding us. I love to share this with all people that come to live here or visit the area. What better outlet than being a Golden Heart Greeter. I get to share my love for Alaska and knowledge of state with everyone. I help my community by promoting the Fairbanks area any chance I get and participate in various community events.

-Jutta Pence,
2015 Golden Heart, Greeter of the Year