Ponoi River Management

Let us introduce our management team
Yana Tsukanova
General Director

After many years of service at PRC, Yana Tsukanova took over the role of General Director in July 2018. Yana is a native of Umba in the Murmansk region; while in Umba she received her early education and training at the volleyball sport center, graduating in 2006. After leaving Umba, Yana enrolled at Retrozavodsky University where she focused her studies in the Economics and Philological departments. She received her degrees as an Economist and English Language Translator in 2011. Yana has been a long-time friend of PRC. She started her work for the company in 2008 and spent many seasons in the varied roles of camp staff, hostess, and Assistant Manager at Ryabaga Camp. In the off-season she served as an Economist for the Umba Local Authorities and put her love of athletics to good use as a volleyball instructor. In October 2017 Yana joined the PRC Murmansk Office Team in the role of Deputy General Director. When Yana is not working she maintains an active athletic lifestyle, spending much of her time engaged in volleyball, swimming, running, and cross-country skiing.

Max Kantor
Ryabaga Camp Manager

Max joins us from the USA where he recently completed an undergraduate degree in ecology. He grew up fly fishing for saltwater species in Connecticut, has chased trophy trout in the American West, and recently guided for salmon in Alaska. His diverse skill set and experience with various fly fishing techniques make for a great day on the water. Max will be joining us this year as our new Camp manager, a role we all know he is fit for!

Sasha Cheplukhov
Supply Manager

Sasha has been responsible for supplying the camps for over 10 years. A trully dedicated paerson to ensure that what ever is requested gets to camp on the next helicopter. Proud father of a boy Sasha is a 24-7 all year round memeber of the Team. His behind the scenes duties are vital to keep Ryabag running smooth.