Contact Us:
Email: info@sawbill.com
Phone: (218)663-7150
Fax: (218)663-7980
Mail: 4620 Sawbill Trail
Box 2129
Tofte, MN 55615

Meet the Sawbill Crew

Name: Nick Chell

Favorite BWCA Route: Cherokee Loop

Hometown: Des Moines, IA

Favorite Activities: working with metal, reading

Favorite Sawbill Job: campground managment

Alissa

Name: Alissa Dahle-Koch

Favorite BWCA Route: Lady Chain Route Lady Chain Route

Hometown: Maple Grove, MN

Favorite Activities: figure skating, puzzles and biking

Favorite Sawbill Job: outfitting maintenance

Name: Bill Hansen

Favorite BWCA Route: Louse River Route

Hometown: Duluth, MN

Favorite Activities: playing music, cross country skiing, politics

Favorite Sawbill Job: answering questions

Bill
Cindy

Name: Cindy Hansen

Favorite BWCA Route: Little Saganaga West

Hometown: Hovland, MN

Favorite Activities: dancing, reading, walking the dogs, mothering

Favorite Sawbill Job: accounting, bookkeeping, ordering

Name: Frank Hansen

Frank is no longer with us, but his presence still is strongly felt here at Sawbill. Frank and Mary Alice founded Sawbill Canoe Outfitters in 1957 were largely responsible for the welcoming atmosphere that prevails to this day. Frank will always be a Sawbill crew member as he lives in our memory.

Frank
Mary Alice

Name: Mary Alice Hansen

Favorite BWCA Route: Brule to Long Island

Hometown: Hutchinson, KS

Favorite Activities: audio books, writing, history, visiting

Favorite Sawbill Job: accounting, bookkeeping and ordering

Name: Jessica Hemmer

Favorite BWCA Route: Frost River

Hometown: St Cloud, MN

Favorite Activities: canoeing, bike riding, field biology

Favorite Sawbill Job: updating the newsletter

Jessica
Laura

Name: Laura Hoppe

Favorite BWCA Route: Kelso Loop

Hometown: Wyoming, MN

Favorite Activities: photography, music

Favorite Sawbill Job: packing food for canoe trips

Name: Phil Lindgren

Favorite BWCA Route: Hog Creek

Hometown: Duluth, MN

Favorite Activities: camping, canoeing, reading

Favorite Sawbill Job: driving the shuttle

Phil
Claire

Name: Claire Mutch

Favorite BWCA Route: Frost River

Hometown: Apple Valley, MN

Favorite Activities: running, studying, downhill skiing

Favorite Sawbill Job: office management

Name: Emma Nelson

Favorite BWCA Route: Frost River Loop

Hometown: Des Moines, IA

Favorite Activities: swimming, running, exploring

Favorite Sawbill Job: renting canoes and equipment

Emma
Lindsey

Name: Lindsey Price

Favorite BWCA Route: Brule to Long Island

Hometown: Owatonna, MN

Favorite Activities: genetics, paddling

Favorite Sawbill Job: special projects

Name: Meg Price

Favorite BWCA Route:Lady Chain Route

Hometown: Owatonna, MN

Favorite Activities: hockey, chilling

Favorite Sawbill Job: packing canoe trip food

Meg
Clare and Kit

Name: Clare Shirley & Kit Shirley

Favorite BWCA Route: Frost River

Hometown: Tofte, MN

Favorite Activities: law, music, mothering

Favorite Sawbill Job: owner, general manager

Name: Dan Shirley

Favorite BWCA Route: Lake One to Sawbil via Knife and Cherry

Hometown: Santa Fe, NM

Favorite Activities: chemistry, hiking, canoeing

Favorite Sawbill Job: owner, general manager

Dan
Owen

Name: Owen Slater

Favorite BWCA Route:Lady Chain Route

Hometown: Minneapolis, MN

Favorite Activities: music, running, cooking

Favorite Sawbill Job: store keeper

Name: Kevin Tarlseth

Favorite BWCA Route: Wonder/Sunhigh Lakes

Hometown: Gibbon, MN

Favorite Activities: climbing, first aid, farming

Favorite Sawbill Job: canoe repair

Kevin
Elena

Name: Elena Torrey-Schrag

Favorite BWCA Route:Lady Chain Route

Hometown: Forest Grove, OR

Favorite Activities: running, traveling

Favorite Sawbill Job: outfitting manager

 


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