Tanya Riemann, our web guru extraordinaire, won’t be joining the Bennett-to-the-Bering team on the water, but she’s critical to the group’s overall success and goals. Not only has the Canadian resident been helpful with logistics on the northern side of our shared border, but she’s been involved with all aspects of the journey’s web and social media presence.
That’s great for us because Tanya, a McMaster University graduate, has had a long career in the IT industry and her knowledge – and the ability to impart it clearly – is greatly appreciated.
It was Tanya’s love of the outdoors that connected her with Yukon Journey organizer John Van Barriger. In 2004, Tanya met John in a campground near Canada’s Bruce Peninsula. Over a shared campfire dinner, they found that the list of things they had in common was quite long. In fact, it was Tanya who strongly encouraged John to take up kayaking.
Tanya continues to enjoy camping and hiking, and her favorite places to visit include Banff and Jasper National Parks. She is an animal lover, and also runs, likes to cycle, and has been known to participate in the Tour de l’Alberta. Tanya is also active in numerous civic organizations.
“We cannot thank Tanya enough for all of the help she has given to us over the years,” John said, “and we’re happy to have her back on board in 2020. She’s a hard worker and great friend and we’re blessed to have her as part of the team.”