About Us

Kevin Slater

Kevin Slater

An active guide for over 35 years, Kevin has traveled extensively in the north by canoe and dog team with Natives. This has provided him with a deep respect and understanding for the people and their culture. Kevin has done numerous canoe trips in Maine, Quebec, Labrador and a pioneer descent of the Grand Canyon. He is an excellent teacher and a certified instructor-trainer for the American Canoe Association. Kevin has been a registered Maine Master Guide since 1976. He is a former Program Director for Outward Bound and taught at the University of Maine, where he received a Masters of Education degree in 1984. Kevin is a true craftsman who takes great pride in what he produces from his workshop. In his rare moments of free time, he enjoys listening to Celtic music and writing occasionally for Mushing magazine.

Polly Mahoney

A native Mainer with extensive outdoor experience, Polly lived a subsistence lifestyle for 10 years in the bush of the Yukon Territory. Her Yukon huskies were essential to survival, hauling her wood and water and serving as her primary transportation in winter. She and her huskies were featured in the movie Never Cry Wolf. Seldom has a musher achieved the degree of friendship, loyalty, and obedience from a dog team that Polly has accomplished. She has extensive canoe expedition experience into remote areas of the Yukon and British Columbia. Polly’s soft-spoken manner and patient style go well with the wilderness she works in. She has emergency medical training as a Wilderness First Responder and is a certified Instructor for Outward Bound. Polly is also a registered Master Maine Guide and has attended the Woodswomen Leadership Program. Prior to founding Mahoosuc, she was director of Teddy Bear Day Care in Haines Junction, Yukon Territory.

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