WHITE WATER RAFTING MAINE GUIDES

Whitewater Rafting Guides go through extensive training (see What It Takes to Become a Registered Maine Whitewater Guide) and testing before taking guests down the river. Many of our guides have been leading rafting trips for over 20 years. Some of our guides also lead ATVing trips, snowmobiling tours, deer hunts, fishing trips, and hiking excursions. It’s clear from your trip reviews that our guides make whitewater rafting safe, fun, and a truly memorable experience. Endless thanks to this crew of extraordinary Maine Guides!

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 is the friendly environment. Our staff...

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 is the staff throughout each department...

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 working at Northern Outdoors? Has...

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 and take new friends down the...

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 of Maine every day. It never...

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 things that make this my favorite job...

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 working at Northern Outdoors? The people!...

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 of guiding do you...

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 guests a great time doing outdoor...

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,...