Our mission is to provide a safe, fun and educational experience to nature lovers of all ages. Our passion is the outdoors and we wish to share that passion with you! Many people enjoy Maine because of its pristine waters, clean air, abundant wildlife, and recreational opportunities. Let us share with you our favorite places!
Registered Maine Guide & Graduate Student
I was born and raised here in Oakland, Maine and grew up on Messalonskee Lake. The love of the outdoors was instilled in me from a young age by my family. I have been fortunate to paddle, hike, bike, horseback ride, hunt, ski, and explore around the state, but the Belgrade Region remains my favorite area thus far. Connor and I have started Stone Grove Farm in Oakland, along with Hoof 'N Paddle Guide Service. Our goal is to give you the adventure you are looking for- whether it be a photography mission, a leisurely cruise with your friends and family, or an educational tour.
Career & School
While in college, I taught horseback riding lessons and scuba dived in the lake for invasive aquatic plants. I then became the Program Director for Friends of Messalonskee, combatting invasive aquatic species, cultivating relationships, educating the community, and fundraising. In the off- season, I was a science teacher at a local charter high school. Currently, I am pursuing a PhD in Ecology & Environmental Science at the University of Maine at Orono.
Registered Maine Guide & Wildlife Biologist
I have spent the last 10 years working in the wildlife field and hunting across North America. My degree is in Wildlife Biology from Unity College and I am currently a registered Maine Guide for hunting and recreation. My wildlife biology background has a strong focus on game management. North American game species I have studied and managed include deer, moose, bison, elk, bear, grouse, and turkey.
I have been addicted to the outdoors, with an eagerness to learn more about wildlife for as long as I can remember. I have been paddling and exploring through the northeast for my entire childhood. Since then, I have spent my professional life working and hunting in various areas of the world. Such areas include interior Alaska, Nevada, Maine and eastern Africa.
The majority of my professional background has taken place here in Maine, where I intend to spend the rest of my life guiding and studying wildlife. My main focus on guiding in Maine involves white-tailed deer, turkey, waterfowl, upland bird hunting, moose and paddling. When I am not guiding, I am proudly working as a contract Wildlife Biologist in Maine.