Carl brought commercial kayaking to Pictured Rocks thirty-one years ago. After extensive white-water and sea kayaking, he strives to continue improving the quality of the trips we offer every year. Carl is active in many summer and winter outdoor activities. He loves the snowy weather that arrives in Munising, Michigan every year. Look for Carl at the shop and ask him anything about the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, and the local town of Munising, MI.
Henry has worked for Northern Waters Adventures for ten seasons. He enjoys kayaking and camping trips for weeks at a time working in a piecewise circumnavigation of Lake Superior. He has been sea kayaking since 1990 and is an American Canoe Association Coastal Kayaking Instructor. He teaches in symposiums all around Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota and has been doing so since 2004. When not on the water Henry also loves to hike and snowshoe.
Ryan moved to the area from Ann Arbor in 2011. He lives in the Hiawatha National Forest and is one of our drivers this season! Ryan has been with us for three seasons now, he enjoys hiking, gardening, and seeing all the beauty in the natural world. Ryan has been in the hospitality and customer service industry for many years, along with performing in visual and performing arts.
This is Joe's twelfth season at Northern Waters Adventures. During the school year Joe teaches in Marquette, MI. Guiding, instructing, and surfing are Joe's kayaking passions. He believes that community and connectedness are essential to any on water experience. If you have any questions on local breweries, give Joe a shout!
Nancy is a lifelong resident of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. She has lived in Munising for the past twenty-five years and worked here at Northern Waters for six seasons. She has a background in insurance, banking, animal care and customer service. She loves to hike, ride horses, berry picking and sharing the beauty of the outdoors with others. She has an extensive knowledge of the area and other experiences to enjoy in Pictured Rocks. If you have any questions about the area, ask Nancy!
This is Roman's first season as a guide. Roman will be graduating next year from Northern Michigan University as a track athlete with a degree in Forensic Biochemistry. She fills her time with studying, running, mountain biking, hiking, and playing guitar. She has nine siblings, enjoys sarcasm a little too much and never grows tired of the outdoors. She is looking forward to this kayaking season!
Husband to a wonderful wife and father of three awesome children (almost young adults). Excited to help others enjoy kayaking while feeling comfortable touring the Pictured Rock National Lake Shore. Blessed to be working with the great team of Northern Waters Adventures. Last, but not least, a veteran with 22 years of service in the US Coast Guard.
This is James, it is his second season guiding with Northern Waters. James is a wilderness steward and avid fisherman dedicated to the preservation and development of the natural world. He lives more fluently outdoors than in. James aspires to one day disappear into the Canadian wilderness as the last true mountain man, but he won't disappear on you when he's your tour guide!
Bobbi is one of our head guides here at Northern Waters - and it will be her second season with us! However, Bobbi has not given us her personalized bio so we thought we would do it for her :) Bobbi loves to swim with wild polar bears in Antarctica and is in the process of creating a device that allows animals to speak to humans. Book a tour with us and Bobbi just might share some of her discoveries with you!
This is George! This will be George's second year with Northern Waters. He grew up in Holland, MI but is originally from England. As an avid outdoorsman, he loves going backpacking with his time off. He also loves to snowboard, skateboard, rock climb and play the guitar. He is super excited to be at Northern Waters and got his inspiration from his love of the outdoors.
This is Mason's second year at Northern Waters Adventures. Mason is a student and Northern Michigan University studying secondary education. He has a love for the outdoors and loves rock climbing, hiking and backpacking in his free time. He is from the Detroit area but has lived in Virginia, California and Illinois as well.
This will be Rebecca's second year with Northern Waters Adventures! She is new to the area, but has already done a lot of exploring in the UP. Rebecca enjoys hiking, hammocking, fishing, and kayaking. She is excited for this season and can't wait to share her passion for the outdoors out on the water with you!
This will be Freddie's second season with Northern Waters Adventures! He is originally from Grass Lake, MI. He first visited the Upper Peninsula last summer and fell in love immediately. Freddie enjoys sports, both watching and playing them, along with skateboarding, snowboarding, and kayaking. He can't wait to be on the water this season!
With deep family roots in Munising, Mark has lived here since he was a young kid. Mark has a background in Auto Body work, pet care and hospitality. Mark loves spending time with his family and many pets. He also loves spending time in nature and learning about the area's history.