Pete and Tanya Dickinson founded All American Oilfield in 2010. In 2015, the company partnered with Chugach Alaska Corporation. Today the couple retains partial ownership, and Pete Dickinson is president of the company that provides oil and gas workover drilling operations, expertise in project management for oil and gas projects, and labor for operator-owned drilling and workover rigs.
Alaska Business: What do you do in your free time?
Pete Dickinson: I like to spend a lot of time with my family, and we do a lot of hunting and fishing.
AB: Is there a skill you're currently developing or have always wanted to learn?
Dickinson: I'm always trying to learn better ways, or more effective ways, to motivate people--whether it's in my wrestling coaching or it's at work.
AB: What is your go-to comfort food?
Dickinson: Moose burgers. My daughter, Nicole, makes them best.
AB: Other than your current career, if you were a child today what would your dream job be?
Dickinson: There's no money in it, but probably coaching college wrestling.
AB: What's the most daring thing that you've ever done?
Dickinson: Well, I'm doing it right now. I am building a gym/wrestling facility for kids.
It's going to be a 15,000-square-foot [new construction] facility for kids... [that includes] a wrestling room, a CrossFit area, a weight room, a cardio room, and an auxiliary little gym for yoga or whatever else we need to help pay to make the dream come true.
AB: Where are you building it?
Dickinson: Right outside of the city limits in Soldotna. We've already got the property and we're designing it right now. We're almost done with the architectural stage and we're just now getting into engineering.