Closer to home, Amy has crossed the entire width of the
million-acre BWCA by canoe, and has circumnavigated Lake
Superior by sea kayak. In 2014, she and Dave paddled and sailed
2,000 miles from Ely, MN, to Washington, DC to celebrate the
50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, and to raise awareness
for protection of the BWCA.  

Further afar, Amy's expeditions have taken her to remote points
around the globe. In 2013, Amy and Dave completed an 11,000
mile expedition across North America by canoe, sea kayak, and
dogsled. Before that, she participated in a Trans-Amazon
expedition across South America.
Amy is involved with the Wilderness Classroom
Organization (WCO) as its Director of
Development. The WCO is a non-profit
organization that introduces students to some of
the world’s most wild places.

Originally from St. Paul, MN, Amy has a Bachelor’s
Degree from Macalester College in Studio Art and
Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Art Therapy
from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Amy Freeman
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Amy Freeman is an experienced canoe, kayak, and
dogsled guide.
She is one of the foremost wilderness
expeditioners and educators of this era. She and her
husband, Dave, were named National Geographic
Adventurers of the year 2014. Amy's genuine and
welcoming smile is an immediate icebreaker. Here heart
is very close to the Boundary Waters, and she is
passionate about sharing this place with people today,
as well as protecting the BWCA for future generations.
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There is magic in the feel of a paddle and the movement of a canoe, a magic compounded of distance,
adventure, solitude and peace. The way of a canoe is the way of the wilderness and of a freedom almost
forgotten, the open door to waterways of ages past and a way of life with profound and abiding satisfaction.
– Sigurd Olson
Boundary Waters Guide Amy Voytilla Paddling the Amazon