Rebecca Brice Henderson
Rebecca Brice Henderson was born at the old St. Joseph’s Hospital along the banks of the Chena River in Fairbanks. A lifelong Alaskan, she grew up traveling throughout the state of Alaska, often by small plane with her father, Al Brice, a former owner of Brice Incorporated, a civil construction company that has built extensively throughout the state. Ms. Henderson received a degree in Social Work from UAF. She spent the first decade of her professional life working with at risk children and families. She served on the boards of the Resource Center for Parents and Children as well as Fairbanks Counseling and Adoption. Ms. Henderson also served as chair for the “Mush for Kids” event to raise funds and awareness for the Alaska Children’s Trust. During this time, she was mentored and shaped by the work of her mother, Carol Brice, a long-time champion of children in Alaska.
No doubt, it was also the influence of her grandmother, helenka Brice, who took Ms. Henderson to see the world that instilled a passion for travel. Today, as owner of Santa’s Vagabond Travel, she enjoys the balance of small business ownership with helping clients explore destinations far and wide. Ms. Henderson stays active with the changing issues that affect the travel industry. She previously served as president of the Pacific Northwest Board of ASTA (the American Society of Travel Agents).
Ms. Henderson and her husband Todd, a former UAF hockey player, have two sons, Tavis and Jonah. They enjoy cheering the boys on at hockey games, golf tournaments, skiing and running races. A runner herself, Ms. Henderson can often be found on the wooded equinox trails that run through her backyard.