Meet Northern Outdoors Registered Maine Guides

8/3/17 was our 2nd annual rafting trip! We loved it so much last year couldn’t wait to come back!! Matt was our guide and we all just had the best day ever!!! The whole experience from start to finish is top notch!!! Already can’t wait to go back for our......

Name: Suzanne Hockmeyer aka The Queen of the Kennebec Hometown: Andover, MA Age of First Rafting Trip: 25 Year you started guiding at Northern Outdoors: 1980 (Learn more about Suzie and Northern Outdoors pioneering Maine’s rafting scene.) What type of guiding do you do? Whitewater Rafting What do you enjoy......

Name: Robert Starbird A.K.A. “King of the North” Hometown: Temple, Maine Age of First Rafting Trip: 45 (First day of training 5/17/13) Year you started guiding at Northern Outdoors: Spring of 2013 What type of guiding do you do? Whitewater Rafting, Hiking, Leadership Programs What do you enjoy most about......

Name: Todd Mercer Hometown: Grew up in Bucksport but now reside in Poland Springs, where the water comes from. Age of First Rafting Trip: I hadn’t ever been in a raft until my first day of training, I was 23. Year you started guiding at Northern Outdoors: 1994 What type......

Name: Victor DiSilvestro Hometown: North Yarmouth, Maine Age of First Rafting Trip: 23 on the Penobscot with Wayne Hockmeyer Year you started guiding at Northern Outdoors: 1999 What type of guiding do you do? Whitewater Rafting, Fishing What do you enjoy most about working at Northern Outdoors? It has to......

Name: Brent Arsenault Hometown: Freeport, Maine Age of First Rafting Trip: 18 Year you started guiding at Northern Outdoors: 2002 What type of guiding do you do? Whitewater Rafting, Hiking, Leadership Programs What do you enjoy most about working at Northern Outdoors? I’m so fortunate to work and play outside......

Name: Sandi Howard Hometown: Windham, Maine Age of First Rafting Trip: 20 Year you started guiding at Northern Outdoors: 1997 What type of guiding do you do? Whitewater Rafting, Hiking, Leadership Programs What do you enjoy most about working at Northern Outdoors? Northern has a great philosophy that centers on......

Name: Splashley Tempesta Hometown: Waterford Age of First Rafting Trip: 15 Year you started guiding at Northern Outdoors: 2014 What type of guiding do you do? Whitewater Rafting, Hiking, Leadership Programs What do you enjoy most about working at Northern Outdoors? Hmm, don’t make me choose!! There are so many......

Name: Ted Tibbetts Hometown: Otisfield, Maine Age of First Rafting Trip: 24 Year you started guiding at Northern Outdoors: No idea. Guided a few trips here and there then found myself full-time! What type of guiding do you do? Whitewater Rafting, Hiking, Leadership Programs What do you enjoy most about......

Name: Chris Russell Hometown: West Gardiner, ME Age of First Rafting Trip: 17 Year you started guiding at Northern Outdoors: 1989 What type of guiding do you do? Whitewater Rafting, Fishing, Hunting, Snowmobiling What do you enjoy most about working at Northern Outdoors? My ‘workday’ is all about showing our......

Name: Diamond Mark Schaub Hometown: Newtown, PA/Points Unknown Age of First Rafting Trip: 9 Year you started guiding at Northern Outdoors: 2006 What type of guiding do you do? Whitewater Rafting What do you enjoy most about working at Northern Outdoors? The friends and family I’ve made along the way,......

Name: Emily Yearwood Hometown: Caratunk/Skowhegan, Currently Kingfield Age of First Rafting Trip: 8ish? Year you started guiding at Northern Outdoors: 2006 What type of guiding do you do? Whitewater Rafting What do you enjoy most about working at Northern Outdoors? The people- staff and guests- and being able to share......

Name: Erica Luce Hometown: Carrabassett Valley Age of First Rafting Trip: 14 Year you started guiding at Northern Outdoors: 2012 What type of guiding do you do? Whitewater Rafting What do you enjoy most about working at Northern Outdoors? Beer, whitewater, and my Northern family. What is your favorite river......

Name: Kimberly Lyman Hometown: Caratunk Age of First Rafting Trip: 17 Year you started guiding at Northern Outdoors: 1998 What type of guiding do you do? Whitewater Rafting What do you enjoy most about working at Northern Outdoors? I love the feeling of ‘family’. Every year when the new guides......

Name: Luke DiSilvestro Hometown: Caratunk Age of First Rafting Trip: 8 Year you started guiding at Northern Outdoors: 2007 What type of guiding do you do? Whitewater Rafting, Leadership Programs What do you enjoy most about working at Northern Outdoors? The People What is your favorite river to guide, and......

Name: Ryan Roderick Hometown: Peabody, MA Age of First Rafting Trip: 12 Year you started guiding at Northern Outdoors: 2010 What type of guiding do you do? Whitewater Rafting, Leadership Programs What do you enjoy most about working at Northern Outdoors? The pride we all carry in whatever it is......

Name: Trevor Donoghue Hometown: Freeport, ME Age of First Rafting Trip: 12 Year you started guiding at Northern Outdoors: 2009 What type of guiding do you do? Whitewater Rafting What do you enjoy most about working at Northern Outdoors? The family vibes… walking in the front door after a long......

Name: Zach Davis Hometown: Smithfield, Maine Age of First Rafting Trip: 14 Year you started guiding at Northern Outdoors: 2011 What type of guiding do you do? Whitewater Rafting, Leadership Programs What do you enjoy most about working at Northern Outdoors? Having a job that doesn’t feel like a job.......

Name: Adam Ruger Hometown: York, ME Age of First Rafting Trip: 15 years old Year you started guiding at Northern Outdoors: 2016 What type of guiding do you do? Whitewater Rafting What do you enjoy most about working at Northern Outdoors? What I enjoy most about working at Northern Outdoors......

Name: Alec “Meats” Curran Hometown: Keene, NH Age of First Rafting Trip: 23 Year you started guiding at Northern Outdoors: 2016 What type of guiding do you do? Whitewater Rafting What do you enjoy most about working at Northern Outdoors? Being able to work and play on the amazing rivers......

Name: Matt Bateman Hometown: Bridgewater, NJ Age of First Rafting Trip: 13 Year you started guiding at Northern Outdoors: 2015 What type of guiding do you do? Whitewater Rafting What do you enjoy most about working at Northern Outdoors? Getting the opportunity to work with an amazing group of people......

Name: Stephanie Gallagher Hometown: York, ME Age of First Rafting Trip: 14 Years Old Year you started guiding at Northern Outdoors: 2017 What type of guiding do you do? Whitewater Rafting What do you enjoy most about working at Northern Outdoors? What I enjoy most about working at Northern Outdoors......