Meet the ownership and management and find out where the Crows Nest is rooted.

McCarthy portrait

David McCarthy Co-Owner

During a summer road trip on his motorcycle, David McCarthy fell in love with Alaska. His background as a trained chef, master brewer, and restaurateur combined with his awe for Denali and led him to seek out a niche in Alaska. McCarthy’s approach to operations is simply stated, “Leadership starts with one word, Vision.”

Motyka portrait

Jason Motyka Co-Owner

Hailing from Anchorage, Alaska, Jason Motyka originally came to Denali to be a raft guide on the Nenana River. His business sense and knowledge of Alaska’s tourism lead him to become a small business owner in Denali. Nine years later, he is still driven to be an ambassador for Alaska and his love for extreme sports makes Denali the perfect place to call home.


Della McCarthy Manager

Della has six years of experience in Denali tourism and hospitality. She is renowned for making the impossible happen. While she has a well-rounded background in the Food & Beverage industry, she is a trained musician and jazz vocalist. Her attention to detail and spark for life is evident in everything she does.


Come Work in Denali for the Summer

A few of the things you can expect from working here.

Life Living & Working in Denali with Us

We and all the other area hotels hire thousands of people from around the world to come to Denali and work in their businesses. All local employers provide housing for their employees. Life in Denali is a lot like going to summer camp when you were a kid, where for 4 months you will work, live, and play together with people from all around the world.

Employee Housing

Most of our employees live at one of our base camp housing areas. Both complexes are located in the wonderful year-round town of Healy, Alaska – 10-miles north of the entrance to Denali. When we first purchased The Bake, the only employee housing available was without heat and electricity. As we grew we were determined to find a great place for our employees to live. In 2009, we purchased Healy Base Camp, which housed 30 employees. Jumping forward to the present, we have built Base Camp into a wonderful little community of approximately 90 employees complete with an employee recreation room and brand new private shower house. Base Camp will be your home while working in Denali.

Base Camp Meal Card “The Best Meal Plan in Denali!”

Your housing contract also includes a meal plan for The Best Meal Plan in Denali! Your meal plan allows you to purchase two meals per day at any of our restaurants: The Denali Park Salmon Bake, Prospectors Historic Pizzeria & Ale House, or the 49th State Brewing Co. The price for each meal is only $3 and must be paid in cash at the time you order.

Come Work For Us

So if you like what you’ve read…

Are you a good employee who works well with others? Do you feel like you’re a good fit to come work with is? Are you sure you can leave your current life and afford to get to Denali? Are you ready to come to the most beautiful place on Earth and live your Alaskan dream? If so, please click the button below and apply for a job.