Maine White Water Rafting Guide: Trevor Donoghue

Whitewater Rafting Guide Trevor DonoghueName: 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 hiatus and seeing all your favorite people leaning on that bar.

What is your favorite river to guide, and your favorite rapid on that river?
Penobscot River, from Gorge to Crib, because when it goes well there is no better experience… o'yeah and the falls.

What’s your classic Northern Outdoors memory?
Let's just say that my memories are better left to those that lived them, so… play runs, always a classic memory, whats more Northern Outdoors than getting off those beautiful rivers and going back for round two?

Where do you adventure when you are not working?
Any place where the fish are biting.

What do you do in the off-season when you’re not guiding for Northern Outdoors?
Experiential Physical Educator for an Outdoor Education Program in Billerica, MA

Tell us about any certifications, special talents, guide awards.
Wilderness Medical Associates, Wilderness First Responder
American Mountain Guides Association, Climbing Wall Instructor
American Canoe Association, Level III Canoe Instructor
American Canoe Association, Swift Water Rescue Certified
Registered Maine Guide, Level II Whitewater

My mommy and daddy say I'm talented.

2009 Rookie of the Year
2010 Outstanding Service Award
2011 Outstanding Service Award
2012 Outstanding Service Award
2013 Guest Award

What rivers have you run outside of Maine?
George River, Nord-du-Quebec, Quebec, Canada
Bonaventure River, Gaspe, Quebec, Canada
Merrimack River, New Hampshire
Deerfield River, Massachusetts
Millers River, Massachusetts
Black River, New York
Hudson River, New York
Gauley River, West Virginia
Colorado River, Arizona
American River, California

But let’s be honest, most of my time in a boat is spent around Maine.

Which Kennebec River Brewery beer is your top choice after a day on the river?
Summer Ale