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Kristi Sarchi

 "My goal is to help people feel comfortable on water and in the woods while learning about the natural world"



  • Registered Maine Guide

       Permissions: Commercial Boat Operator and               Recreational

  • Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED-BL

       American Red Cross

  • National School Psychology Certification Board -Retired

  • Maine Department of Education


When my father, grandfather, and stepfather passed away within a short time of each other I realized how spoiled I’d been! They came up with the ideas, then provided the itineraries and equipment for our adventures. I just showed up and enjoyed the trip – whether it be a back road Jeep trip that included hiking to waterfalls, canoeing, fishing, snowmobiling or camping.  


A series of events lined up and an opportunity presented itself to me. I attended Registered Maine Guide School at Maine’s Outdoor Learning Center (MOLC) and had the time of my life! I earned Maine Guide First-Aid/CPR/River Rescue certification, made lifelong friends, and became a Registered Maine Guide in Recreation.  As a member of the Maine Professional Guide Association, I have pledged to enhance the standards of guiding by providing a quality, professional and ethical outdoor experience.  


I am happy to say that I continue to be inspired by my mother and stepmother who both continue to explore and are always up for an adventure.

Things I did Prior to being a Registered Maine Guide


I owned a pizza/bakery/ice cream shop for ten years. I was ServSafe certified during this time and learned a lot about food safety. That has come in handy for transporting food for adventures. I miss the people, but I learned restaurants do not leave enough time for adventures! I still stop in to Corsetti’s to pick up whoopie pies once in a while. They are the best!

I worked as a school psychologist in Maine and North Carolina. Loved working with kids (pre-K through 12th grade) and loved having the summers off! It gave me a lot of time for adventures!  I attended University of Maine (BA in psychology) and University of Southern Maine (MS in in school psychology).  

Where you'll find me.

When I’m not guiding, I am likely to be on the water or at a play with my family, hiking with my friends, playing outdoors with my granddaughter, piloting a super cool adaptive trike for Portland Wheelers, at a martial arts class, or counting animals like loons, salamanders and frogs.

Volunteer Work

  • Windham Human Services Committee – organizing & handing out food

  • Adopt-A-Highway – picking up trash

  • Special Olympics – timing swimming events

  • Special Olympics World Summer Games – timing swimming events

  • Maine Wildlife Park - wildlife education programs

  • Organizational Assistant

  • Portland Wheelers - piloting adaptive trikes

  • Wayside Food Programs  – slinging food onto pallets 

  • Community Science Loon Monitoring – recording loon data

  • Community Science Amphibian Migration Monitoring – counting amphibians


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