Meet Your Adventure Guides
Hi! My name is Melissa McCraren and I recently graduated from Northern Michigan University and spending the summer doing what I love best: hiking, kayaking, paddleboarding, playing in Mother Lake Superior and exploring the Keweenaw. I’m originally from Illinois but I’ve called the U.P. my home for the past nine years. In my spare time I love to rock climb! I’ve climbed down in Kentucky (at Red River Gorge), Alabama, Arkansas, Tennessee and Michigan. I eventually would like to head out west to do some bigger climbs, (think of the Citibank rock climbing commercial). I am WFA, CPR and first aid certified and have lifeguarded for eight-plus years in many different water environments. I look forward to being your guide and sharing my passion for the outdoors with you!
Hey, I’m Cam, and I’d love to be your guide this summer! I can’t wait to show you around the mountain and the lakes, but until then here’s a little information so you can get to know me. This fall I’ll be starting my junior year at Michigan Technological University for pre-med. While up here in Houghton I’m involved in ski patrol at Mount Bohemia and I also play trumpet in the pep band at tech. Some of my favorite activities include biking, rock climbing/rappelling, telemark skiing, and volunteering at the hospital. I hope to see you up here so that we can learn more about each other, but more importantly so that I can help you have a great trip up here in the copper country!
Graduated from Michigan Technological University and familiar with the Keweenaw and the lay of the land, you may even call Michelle a local now as she has made the Keweenaw her year round home and playground. Michelle was involved in MTU’s Outdoor Adventure Kayaking clinics and is proficient on the paddleboards even being able to pull off a few yoga moves while gliding over the bay of Bete Gris. She is CPR and First Aid certified and has a love of the outdoors.
Steve is a keweenaw native and one of the pioneers of Bohemia’s pre-lift days. Using his extensive knowledge of the mountain he designed and cleared virtually all ofth e present day Bohemia gladesn da backcountry runs as well as navigated the current hiking trails on property. His backround includes a career in emergency medicine, extensive experience backcountry skiing all over out west, many years of X-C ski and mountain bike racing, sea kayak guiding on Lake Superior and several years ski patrolling.
Elise is a native Yooper from Escanaba and attends school at Northern Michigan University. She enjoys studying Environmental Science, but her favorite past time is to play outside! Elise enjoys hiking, biking, many water sports and rock climbing. She has worked as a lifeguard in Yosemite National Park and is excited to spend another summer outdoors. Elise has her WFR certification along with a CPR cert, and is ready for an exciting but safe adventure in the Keweenaw this season.
Kevin born and raised in Chicago moved to the Upper Peninsula to enjoy its vast range of recreational activities. While living in the Upper Peninsula he attends Northern Michigan University studying Environmental Science. During the school year he works at the Outdoor Recreation Center at Northern Michigan University, helping people enjoy recreational activities.
He is currently the President of the South Superior Climbing Club and is a highly active climber. Has summited several mountains in the Grand Tetons and various other climbs like Devils Tower. Along with climbing enjoys spending time outdoors. In the summer of 2014 he was a Rock Climbing Guide in West Virginia and is looking forward to being a guide once again this summer.
Joey was raised near Green Bay, Wisconsin and enjoys Skiing, fishing, hiking, camping, yelling at Kevin, climbing, and a good laugh. Joey is entering his sophomore year at Northern Michigan University and is majoring in Outdoor Recreation Leadership and Management. During the school year he is a lifeguard at the pool at NMU. Joey started working at Bohemia the summer of 2015 and was a Camp Counselor and Lifeguard at a summer camp in Mountain, Wisconsin from 2012 to 2014. Joey is Red Cross certified in lifeguarding, CPR and AED, Wilderness and Remote First Aid, and is an Eagle Scout. When you come make sure you pack a smile, a joke or meme, and a mind ready for adventure! Joey is stoked to be back for another zesty summer of adventure at Bohemia!