Acadia Park Kayak Tours


About me

Originally from:Glen Cove, Maine
Licenses:Registered Maine Guide, Licensed Residential and Demonstrative Lobsterman
Certifications:Certified Wilderness (Medical) First Responder, Certified Life Guard
Education:B.S. Psychology and currently in graduate school for a masters in counseling
Experience:I grew up sailing and kayaking the coast of Maine.  In addition to kayaking I have taught and/or facilitated sailing, environmental education, ropes courses, and camping and hiking for people ages 7 to 70.
Besides my outdoor pursuits I most often work with teenagers and adolescents as a counselor and/or educator.

I am a registered Maine Guide.  Maine is one of the only states that requires a license to lead most types of sea kayak tours and the test to receive the license is rigorous.

I am a certified Wilderness (medical) first responder.  This means I have 80 hours of medical training that is specifically geared towards giving care in a wilderness setting.  The typical first aid course gives as little as four hours of training.  Maine guides are only required to be certified in first aid and that is the certification most guides have.

I am a certified lifeguard.  Sea kayak guides are not required to hold this certification.

I am a licensed residential and demonstrative lobster fisherman.  If requested I will haul one of my traps on your tour (lobster fishing is seasonal).

I have a good working knowledge of lobstering, the ecology of the region, the geology of Mount Desert Island, Maine state history, the history of Acadia National Park, Native American history of Maine, and astronomy.  Feel free to ask me questions.  If you don’t ask I probably won’t say much beyond cracking a few bad jokes because I realize some people find it distracting from the experience.

Because all tours are led either by myself or by one other guide who I may work with during the season and who is equally qualified you will always know you are going out with an experienced and reliable guide.  If I am currently working with any other guides they will have profiles on the website as well so you can see their qualifications.

Please read a message from the owner to learn more about why I believe Acadia Park Kayak Tours is unique.

(207) 266-1689

I love my job

The cove where I am from