The Chilkat Guides Team
The guides at Chilkat Guides are highly qualified, and passionate about what they do. With first descents all over the globe, and more experience than any river guides in the area. You will enjoy their wealth of information and love of the area.
Bart Henderson- President
Bart Henderson has been guiding raft trips since 1969. He has over 35000 river miles guiding under his belt, from the Grand Canyon to Africa and much of the world in between. In 1976 he came to Alaska and explored the Tatshenshini, fell in love with it and began Chilkat Guides in 1978. Now he balances his time between the office and the river, but his heart is still on the river…
For the past 10 years Michael has been a part of the Chilkat Guides Team. He has lead trips for us on the rivers of the Eagle Preserve, Glacier Point and the Tatshenshini. He has played an intricate role in developing and working with our training team to create what we feel is “a world class training program”. As a Haines resident Michael and his family enjoy all the wonders that Haines has to offer.
Andy is Chilkat Guides’ Director of Operations and has been with the company for the past 15 years. From his first position washing buses to guiding on the Alsek, Andy has done it all. When he’s not in the office Andy fills his free time backcountry skiing, fly fishing and sea kayaking. Andy holds a private pilots license, is a Wilderness First Responder and is a PSIA level 3 ski instructor.
Sherri is the glue; officially deemed the accounting coordinator, her actual effect on office-life is a refreshing light! As a Haines resident for over 25 years, she’s been kicking round these parts longer than most.
There are over 100 people on staff at Chilkat Guides. Check out the site after river training in May to see this years’ guides.
Scott enjoys all aspects of river-running and mountaineering, he has been a guide and aspiring naturalist for 13 years. He has been a part of the training at Chilkat Guides since 1997, and has been leading the ‘Guide School’ since it’s inception in 2004. Scott is the only guide on staff that has led trips in all of our program areas, and he is a certified Swiftwater Rescue Technician