Alumni Stories

Outdoor Entrepreneurism
Alvah Maloney '99

Now in its 15th 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.

Alvah Maloney at Unity College

Alvah 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 but quickly expanded to sea kayaking and lake touring in 2003. Now in its 15th 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.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014