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.
Kim's passion for nature was nurtured by camping trips, canoeing, exploring and playing in the woods and lake near her childhood home. She loves sharing the awe inspiring creation around her and teaching others to be a good steward of the Earth. Her desire to share Florida's natural treasures, keeps her busy as a volunteer in Florida State Parks and area refuges. Kim currently works as an ecotour guide , kayak guide and instructor while enjoying living in Crawfordville, FL. She wants to share her passion to protect, restore, explore and share the wild places of Florida.
Level 3 Kayak Instructor and Coastal Kayak Trip Leader, ACA Certified Interpretive Guide, NAI Lead Instructor and Advanced Florida Master Naturalist, UF/IFAS FMN Program Wilderness First Aid, SOLO CPR/AED, American Red Cross
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."