|Steve Paul, 'Elf Bernie'
|Alaska pilot Eric Hrivnak
But there is a high-visibility desire on the part of Alaska crew members to participate, as evidenced by the fact that after several years as the captain of the trip, Hrivnak was beaten out last year by other pilots who wanted to guide the trip.
But he made sure he was back at the top of the list this year and thus will be the captain at the controls again this year.
"What our leadership team does (all year long) is to sustain an entity that will continue to deliver on our 1st promise to these children - an amazing day of unimaginable memories of happiness, love and pure joy. Nothing more." he said.