KINGFIELD — Lani Cochrane recently was hired as recreation program manager at Maine Huts & Trails in Kingfield. She will be responsible for initiating, implementing and organizing all guided and non-guided recreation activities offered by MHT, from canoeing and kayaking to hiking, biking, star gazing, women’s retreats, fly fishing and winter activities.

Cochrane has been a registered Maine Guide for more than 20 years, guiding multi-day canoe trips in northern and western Maine for her family business, Allagash Canoe Trips. She has won several national titles in downriver whitewater canoe racing, and is the reigning female National Canoe Poling Champion. She has also worked as a whitewater rafting guide, a kayak instructor and a personal trainer.

She enjoys paddling, hiking and biking, and is on the board of directors for the Maine Wilderness Guides Organization. She lives in Carrabassett Valley with her husband and two daughters.

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