Maine Kayak StaffThis page is a little information about the people who keep Maine Kayak running.  We employee elite outdoor enthusiasts who love getting people in the Maine outdoors.  Maine Kayak offers employment for professional Registered Maine Guides, Office and kayak rental shop staff.

Welcome to Maine Kayak staff page! We believe getting people outdoors helps the body and soul. Participation in kayaking trips allows people to commune with nature and relax and recharge in a serene environment. Maine Kayak is the first kayaking company in Maine to offer participants an option to choose from a variety of Maine kayaking vacations. We provide everything people need to enjoy a relaxing day on a picturesque Maine lake, a serene day exploring Maine’s rocky coast or a thrilling day tackling some of Maine’s finest whitewater.


Alvah Maloney | Program Director –

Alvah MaloneyAlvah Maloney is the owner of Maine Kayak, based in the beautiful mid-coast region of Maine on the Pemaquid Peninsula in New Harbor.  Born and raised in a one-room log cabin, Alvah’s love for the outdoors was instilled at a young age through his parents whitewater rafting company.  After working summers on the river and spending winters backpacking and paddling through Costa Rica and Chile, the latter as part of the National Outdoor Leadership School semester in Patagonia, Alvah graduated from Unity College with a B.S. in Outdoor Recreation.  He began Maine Kayak as a whitewater instruction program in 1999 but quickly expanded to sea kayaking and lake touring in 2003.  Now in its 16th year, Maine Kayak gives Alvah the opportunity to share his love of the outdoors and the beautiful paddling environments of the great state of Maine every season.

Certifications: Alvah is a Master Maine Guide holding endorsements in sea kayaking, recreation and is a level 2 whitewater Maine guide.  He also is an ACA level 4 whitewater kayak instructor and Wilderness First Responder.



Kelly Maloney | Assistant Program Director – 

Kelly MaloneyKelly Maloney is the Assistant Program Director at Maine Kayak and a Registered Maine Sea Kayak Guide and Advanced Underwater Naturalist SCUBA certified.  Kelly spent many seasons as the Office Manager for a whitewater rafting company while enjoying winters in the Caribbean.  Kelly helped design the programming for Maine Kayak’s sea and lake touring trips and is the resident chef for Maine Kayak’s overnight trips.  You’ll find her helping out around the shop on weekends.

Certifications: Registered Maine Guide


Jeff Dubois | Office Manager & Sea Kayak Guide –

Jeff Dubois Kayaking in MaineJeff is a graduate of the University of Maine with a degree in marine biology.  Jeff first came to Maine Kayak while working at the Darling Marine Center in Walpole, focusing his research on the invasive green crab.  Jeff is in his third year with Maine Kayak and helps out with Maine Kayak’s office, rental program and is a first year Registered Maine Sea Kayak Guide.  Jeff can always be counted on to greet you with a big smile and his enthusiasm is infectious.

Certifications: Registered Maine Guide


Noah Begin Sea Kayak GuideNoah Begin | Sea Kayak Guide –

Noah has grown up in the Damariscotta area in Mid-Coast Maine.  He has spent a lot of time in the outdoors and has a passion for teaching about the flora and fawna of the Maine Coast.  Noah is a registered Maine guide who came to us during our 2015 season.  He has been an exceptional member of the Maine Kayak team; always enthusiastic and enjoys sharing his passion for Leave No Trace ethics during our Island Camping Overnight Trips.

Certifications: Registered Maine Guide


Damon HolmanDamon Holman | Sea Kayak Guide –


Damon is in his fifth year with Maine Kayak.  A professional musician, Damon enjoys sharing the coast of Maine with others in between gigs and music lessons.

Certifications: Registered Maine Guide





Gary SchaumburgGary Schaumburg | Sea Kayak Guide –

Gary came to us after a stint as a manager of a sea kayaking company on the Chesapeake Bay.  Gary specialized in our Inn to Inn trips and our Basic 1 and 2 instructional courses.  Gary is now enjoying life as a full-time retiree and is an active member of the Worromontogus Lake Association, stocking alewives in Togus Pond.

Certifications: Registered Maine Guide