Misha Golfman
Co-Founder, Executive Director, Educator


Joined Kroka: 1996

Education: Leningrad Politechnical and Pedagogical University, BS Plymouth State College, MS from Antioch New England

Bio: Misha Golfman co-founded Kroka Expeditions in 1996. He graduated from the Soviet National Outdoor Leadership School and earned degrees from Leningrad Politechnical and Pedagogical University, Plymouth State College and Antioch, NE. As a child, he spent every summer expeditioning on long Russian waterways with his mother, while foraging and fishing. Misha participated and led many expeditions including several in the Russian and Canadian Arctic. He founded several initiatives, including the Russian American Outdoor Educators Exchange, Adventures in Russia and Piermont Outdoor Program. Misha was a guide for Mahoosuc Guide Service for 15 years and Outward Bound for 3 years. He was also a public school and college teacher for 10 years. He and his wife Lynne have four children and live on the Kroka farm with many animals.

Personal Passions: Long self-supported expeditions – major trips include: Cola Peninsula, Russian Arctic; Uapishka Mountains, Quebec; Moise, Broadback, Ashuapmashuan & Dumoine Rivers, Canada; circumnavigation of Cape Bretton Island; and many more!