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Maine Adventures
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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 to guide, and your favorite rapid on...

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 most about working at Northern...

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 in the mountains and rivers with...

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 we do. I think everyone...

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 great adventures, exploring beautiful rivers and...

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. Living, working, and playing within...

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 your favorite rapid on that river? The Penobscot River,...

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...

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 the river with them. The camaraderie that...

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, the perpetual party it's been over the...