Tele (pronounced Tell-ah) spent a landlocked childhood in her parents’ Wasilla veterinaryclinic, before going to sea at the age of seven. After crossing the Gulf on a sailboat built in the backyard, her family landed in Sitka. There they embraced a new adventure: commercial fishing.
Twenty-seven years later, Tele hasn’t been able to get the salt water out of her veins. A lapsedsocial worker turned professional fish-hunter, she’s a tree hugging, yoga posing, pescatarianfeminist fisherman who runs a salmon troller with her partner, photographer Joel Brady-Power.Tele writes frequently about her adventures at sea and observations of Southeast life on her blog,Hooked: One Woman at Sea, Trolling for Truth. She’s a sucker for baked treats, and will stopwhatever she’s doing to listen to ravens.