Drew Negangard

Drew Negangard

Hometown: Homer, IL

Favorite Activities: Skating, hockey, skiing, and hiking

Favorite Sawbill Job: Recycling and dinner cook

Hannah Kennedy

Hannah Kennedy

Hometown: Saint Paul, MN

Favorite Activities: Playing violin, being outside, reading, and spending time with friends and family

Favorite Sawbill Job: Outfitting maintenance

Jessica Hemmer

Jessica Hemmer

Little Sag West Loop and Little Sag East Loop combined via Alice Lake

Hometown: St. Cloud, MN

Favorite Activities: Paddling, listening to music, knitting

Favorite Sawbill Job: Trip unpack

Brian Henry

Brian Henry

Kelso Loop, at night

Hometown: Byron, MN

Favorite Activities: “Working” at Sawbill and time with my granddaughter

Favorite Sawbill Job: Renting canoes and fishing consultant

Andie Garza

Andie Garza

Hometown: Pharr, tX

Favorite Activities: Floating on the lake, hammock hanging

Favorite Sawbill Job: Campground recycling

Mia Pudas

Mia Pudas

Hometown: Eden Prairie, MN

Favorite Activities: Backpacking, reading, running, baking (and eating said baked goods)

Favorite Sawbill Job: Outfitting desk and store

Sawyer Laird

Sawyer Laird

Hometown: Lowell, MI

Favorite Activities: Walking, playing soccer, reading, boxing, sunbathing

Favorite Sawbill Job: Cleaning cookkits and outfitting desk

Nathan Strom

Nathan Strom

Morgan to Winchell Lake

Hometown: Woodbury, MN

Favorite Activities: Nordic skiing, playing music, camping

Favorite Sawbill Job: Transporting customers to area entry points

David Kelm

David Kelm

Hometown: Brainerd, MN

Favorite Activities: Running, bouldering, backpacking

Favorite Sawbill Job: Outfitting maintenanc

Owen Slater

Owen Slater

Hometown: Minneapolis, MN

Favorite Activities: Swimming, hiking, canoeing, ceramics, reading, music production

Favorite Sawbill Job: Canoe washing

Katie Kelley

Katie Kelley

Alton – Wonder – Sunhigh

Hometown: Edina, MN

Favorite Activities: Writing, biking, rock climbing, crosswords, jumping in puddles, watching soccer

Favorite Sawbill Job: Washing canoes

Allison Bolin

Allison Bolin

Hometown: Cedarburg, WI

Favorite Activities: Yoga, hiking, reading, playing euchre, traveling

Favorite Sawbill Job: Temperance River Campground manager

Nora Vos

Nora Vos

Kawishiwi River

Hometown: Duluth, MN

Favorite Activities: Climbing, camping, traveling, crafting

Favorite Sawbill Job: Working in the store

Amelia Stieglitz

Amelia Stieglitz

Hometown: Atlanta, GA

Favorite Activities: Ballet, spending time with family, studying

Favorite Sawbill Job: Pricing merchandise

Dan Shirley

Dan Shirley

Lake One to Sawbill via Knife and Cherry

Hometown: Santa Fe, NM

Favorite Activities: Travel, yoga, night swims

Favorite Sawbill Job: Repairing canoes, accounting

Clare Shirley

Clare Shirley

Hometown: Tofte, MN

Favorite Activities: Travel, reading, cooking, listening to podcasts

Favorite Sawbill Job: Answering phones

Cindy Hansen

Cindy Hansen

Hometown: Hovland, MN

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

Favorite Sawbill Job: Babysitting Kit

Bill Hansen

Bill Hansen

Hometown: Duluth, MN

Favorite Activities: Playing music, cross-country skiing, politics

Favorite Sawbill Job: Answering questions

Mary Alice Hansen

Mary Alice Hansen

Brule to Long Island

Hometown: Hutchinson, KS

Favorite Activities: Listening to audiobooks, writing, history visiting

Favorite Sawbill Job: Accounting, bookkeeping, ordering

Frank Hansen

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 and 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.