Mary McCann-Baker began her paddling journey at Beal Island with the Appalachian Mountain Club in 1998. She has been an AMC volunteer and trip leader ever since.
She currently holds Registered Maine Guide Licenses in Sea Kayaking and Recreation, Wilderness First Aid and ACA level 2 Coastal Kayak certifications and is a Level 3 aspirant. She has held ACA certifications in Canoe and Stand Up Paddleboard. Her favorite paddling activity is multi-day kayak trips along the Maine Island Trail with friends.
When not paddling she may be found sailing the 53 year old classic wooden catboat she restored. Mary has worked as a paddling instructor every summer since 2012.