Meet our Staff

Joan:
Joan is the mother of the operation, so to speak. Her husband, Bob, started the company, with 10 canoes. She has been here since the beginning and is proud to see the company grow to hold 1180 canoes, 250 rafts, and 123 kayaks. Joan is the mother of three and grandmother of eight. She is also the proud mother of 1 dog and a parakeet. Her favorite things to do are babysitting and enjoying a nice evening at home watching a great show on TV. She is famous in the office for bringing in the Double Stuffed Oreos and other goodies that keep the staff "well nourished."
 
 
Rick:
Rick is the current owner and chief manager of Landers River Trips and the Ten Mile Motel Ent; His father Bob started the business in 1954. Upon returning to the Upper Delaware area after college, Rick started right in to the business with his father. When his father passed away, Rick became the owner and continued his father's legacy with a freshness that helped the business grow even more. He is happily married with four children. Rick and his wife Lisa keep busy going to the kids soccer games, gymnastic meets, and softball games. He is also active on the school board and is a volunteer for the fire and ambulance squads. Rick was the town and county supervisor for 7 years. When he does get some free time, he likes to go fishing, hunting, and of course, canoeing, kayaking, and rafting. When asked what the most exciting part of running Landers River Trips is for him, he replied, " I love to see groups have a good time. Then they come back year after year, and it's like they are a part of the summer season for us."
 
Eric:
Eric is the General Manager of Landers River Trips. Having grown up in the area, he has vast knowledge about the Delaware River and the surrounding area. Eric went to college for Advanced Pre-Hospital Emergency Care and has been in the Tourism/ Recreation atmosphere since he was 19. One of the qualities Eric brings to Landers is his awareness of the importance of customer satisfaction and safety. He is a volunteer fireman, paramedic, and is a certified counselor for the Victim's Intervention Program. He is single, and loves all outdoor sports from rock climbing to hiking, to canoeing, to motorcycling. You can always see Eric at 7am riding his mountain bike along the Delaware before he comes into work.
 
 
Tom:
Tom is the Guest Services Manager for our four campgrounds. He has been with Landers since 1995. Tom is a retired fifth grade teacher at Narrowsburg Central School.  He has also coached sports such as Basketball, Softball, and Golf.  Most of the employees working at the Skinners Falls and Narrowsburg campgrounds are Tom's former students.  Tom is married and has two children in College.  He enjoys working with the public and seeing many of the same people year after year. He also enjoys fishing and golfing, and just plain relaxing.
 
 
Gary:
Our canoe crew manager has worked for Landers for 4 years. Gary's responsibilities include making sure all the boats are in the proper place and ready for the customer on time, each day. This is no easy task operating 12 locations on 73.2 miles of river.
 
 
Gail:
Gail is the current manager of our Skinners Falls Campground, and has been with Landers since 2005.  She is responsible for the daily operations of the campground and coordinating river trips with our main office and our other locations.
 
 
Melanie:
Melanie is the current manager of our Narrowsburg Campground.  Melanie has been with Landers since 1997. She started out part time as a contract writer and moved up to manager in 2005. She is responsible for the daily operations of the campground and coordinating river trips with our main office and our other locations.  She recently graduated from SUNY Brockport with a degree in Early Childhood Education and is currently working on her graduate degree in Literacy.  She enjoys playing softball and taking river trips in her spare time.