Robert Baker


Robert Baker - Owner: Robert has been in the paddlesport business since he was old enough to walk, his grandmother Gretchen Evans started T~n~T Hideaway in 1976 and Rob grew up at the Wakulla River.  He became Manager and part owner of TnT in 2005 and has grown it to include kayak fishing, retail, instructions, and eco-tours.  He also has Reel-Fin-Addict Kayak Fishing and guides kayak fishing tours along the Forgotten Coastline or the many rivers in our area.  Now part owner of The Wilderness Way, he has brought his experience to help expand the retail to enhance the anglers and  add coastal tours here at The Wilderness Way.

Bill Goodroe

Billy Goodroe, Guide spent his childhood fishing the central Florida coast and inland lakes and rivers coached by his Bass Master's father, Paul. Known as "Fishbaitbilly" locally, he won his first fishing tournament at the age of ten with a whopping 8.5 oz. bluegill. Today he can usually be found prowling the flats, creeks ad oyster bars from Steinhatchee to Port St. Joe fishing for trout, redfish, flounder, cobia and tarpon. Billy guides kayak angling expeditions and participates in charity events and tournaments which help support the Meals on Wheels program in Wakulla County, Florida. His knowledge of the area and local fishing tricks and tactics promises to make your next guided fishing trip a memorable one. When not on the water Billy can be found at The Wilderness Way talking up the latest kayak models or just talking up.. fishing!



Keeping with the tradition of family owned business, Jacki Youngstrand, with son Robert Baker and daughter Elizabeth Stalvey, purchased The Wilderness Way in March of 2013.  Having been in the paddlesports industry since 1976 they are also owners/operators of T~n~T Hideaway, Inc, located on the Wakulla river which was founded by their mother/grandmother, Gretchen Evans and brother/uncle John Evans.  Our ultimate goal is to offer the customer service only a small local business can provide.  A phrase from Gretchen was "the only thing that keeps us different from every one else is our customer service."