Elijah Sobel, North Country Kayak owner

Meet The Owner…

Born and raised in New Hampshire, Elijah fell in love with the White Mountains at an early age with ski trips to Tuckerman’s Ravine and hiking the Presidential Range.

When he was a child, his dad, David Sobel stuck him in the front of a whitewater canoe, and he ran his first Class III rapid at age seven. After attending the University of Vermont, Elijah moved to North Lake Tahoe, California. He spent seven years working in the outdoor recreation industry, honing his passion and craft for guiding individuals and groups in wilderness settings.

In 2019, Elijah relocated back to Bethlehem, New Hampshire and currently works for Holderness School. His excitement for paddling and experiences on the water is contagious, along with a strong focus on safety for everyone.

Inspired by an enduring sense of adventure and the possibilities of sharing his passion with others, Elijah is excited to bring guided trips for all skill levels to the North Country.


Meet Kelsey…

Kelsey is a high school English teacher until June when she gets out on the water. Raised in New Hampshire Kelsey has a deep love for all things New England. In her free time Kelsey enjoys running, mountain biking, hiking and spending time with her dogs and husband.


Meet Sole…

Sole is our one year old Entlebucher who enjoys swimming and taking naps in the shade. Sole is often mistaken for a beagle but she’s actually a Swiss herding dog with a lot of energy to spare. She’ll be sure to welcome you back onto shore when you return from your paddle! 

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