Meet Your Hosts

HerbandTinaHerb & Tina Schwager

Herb and Tina Schwager have been “people persons” all their lives. Entertaining, cooking and gardening are their passion. While both have diverse careers in Health Care (Tina is a Registered Nurse, Herb is a consultant in Pain and Behavioral Medicine), they are now beginning the “good life” by pursuing their dream with the evolution of Schwager Haus B&B.

Tina is a native of Fort Worth, Texas where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing.  She has practiced 20 plus years in the areas of General Surgery, Cardiovascular Surgery, Neuro Rehabilitation, Home Health and Hospice.



Herb_KingHerb with a late run King Salmon

Herb, a native of St. Paul Minnesota, began his career with degrees in Psychology and Physiology; graduate education in Clinical Psychology and post-doctoral training in Behavioral Medicine and Pain Medicine. With over 35 years of clinical experience, Herb’s commitment has been to assisting patients suffering from chronic pain and chronic illness adjustment.

They continue their commitment to Health Care in Alaska as well, where Tina is currently Director of Nursing at the New Surgery Center of Wasilla, specializing in surgical pain management. Herb maintains a “hi-tech telemedicine practice” linking Alaska, Arizona and the World Psychiatric Association.  Providing consultation services worldwide for patients suffering persistent painful conditions.


Jennifer_TinaFishJennifer & Tina with some Silver Salmon

Jennifer (Herb and Tina’s daughter) began studying Psychology at Arizona State University. She transferred her junior year to the University of Alaska Anchorage where she graduated in 2006 with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Gerontology. Jennifer just married Alex (Who helped Herb and Tina build Schwager HAUS) on July 30, 2006. Jennifer truly loves people, the earth, and life. She is Herb and Tina’s “right and left hands”, assisting them in the operation of Schwager HAUS B&B. Jen and Alex and the 4 grandchildren make this truly a family run business.

Their dream is Schwager HAUS B&B; bringing together their culinary talents, gardening, love of life, the earth and people. It was only natural that in the second half of their lives they embraced the Bed and Breakfast industry of Alaska. They look forward to sharing their dream with each of their guests.