FAIRBANKS — Trina Jeannet has lived in Fairbanks for more than three decades, but she’s managed to carve out a new identity in the community in the past few years.
When Jeannet, 54, runs errands around town, she’s now often recognized as “the Segway lady” — the person who leads downtown Fairbanks tours each summer on the two-wheeled electric vehicles.
Although she was once someone who mocked the geek factor of a Segway ride, Jeannet has grown to enjoy her new moniker.
“It’s funny,” she said. “I like it — it’s kind of sweet.”