I am 36 years old and work in a cubicle. I never thought I would be in this position... but life has a way of sneaking up on us sometimes I guess...it certainly has for me. I grew up on the coast of california. I surfed everyday with my dad and we would go hunting for duck, geese, quail, dove, deer and wild boar whenever in season since the age of 12. I fished in the bay (Morro Bay) for halibut and shark, on the beach for perch, out in the open water for rock fish or Albacore and in the Sierra Nevada mountains for trout. I never thought I would end up in a cubicle living a corporate life and now that life is over for me. I have recently walked away from my house and will be quitting my job in 6 weeks. I have made the decision to change my life. My intentions are to find an outfit in Alaska that I can learn how to guide for hunting or fishing...or both. I realize there are a lot of steps between here and there and thats why im asking. I would like to find a way to work during the summers up in Alaska on a regular basis. I expect I would need to be an assistant or worse for a few seasons and learn the trade first...fine by me...im in no hurry as long as im out there and not in a cube burning my eyes out staring at a computer screen. Can anyone recommend the best way to find someone willing to train a person with no background? I assure you I am no average cube jockey. I dont whine and learn quick. I would work for free if I had to until someone thought I was worth paying. Any advise would be much appreciated.