Meet Northern Outdoors Registered Maine Guides

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......

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......

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......

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......

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......

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......

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......

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’......

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......

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-......

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.......

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......

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......

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......

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......

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......

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......