Executive Director / Founder / Guanaja Program Coordinator
Heather grew up in South Florida fly fishing with her Dad (best friend) since a very young age. She always knew she wanted to follow a career bringing together more young people in the sport.
Throughout her time at Florida State University, Heather worked with fishing lodges and fishing marketing companies which really sparking a desire to find a career in fly fishing, hospitality, and youth education. Finding F4C after college was the perfect fit and has been her career ever since.
Since 2018, Heather has been with Fish For Change and leading summer programs in hope to inspire a generation of change-makers globally. Watch this short film to get to know Heather!
Founder / Colorado Program Coordinator
Steve is a Colorado native who has a deep rooted passion for fly fishing and conservation. Several journeys through Central America during off seasons led him to the Bay islands of Honduras.
He found expansive flats empty of any other anglers, yet full of fish: permit, bonefish, tarpon, and more. Steve’s dreams of starting a small, sustainable fly-fishing lodge came to fruition in the Spring of 2008.
Steve earned a Masters in English at Colorado State University and created and taught writing courses at Colorado College including: River-related Literature and Writing through Fly-fishing, Back-packing the Rivers and Oceans of Honduras: River and ocean-related literature through salt-water fly-fishing. These skills translated into his vision for Fish for Change.
Founder / Chief Financial Officer
Coming from a fly fishing family, Rebecca’s love for the outdoors has been part of her life since she was little. She spent her childhood exploring the backcountry of Colorado.
Rebecca is the glue that holds many diverse teams together. She is the Reservations Manager, Logistical Coordinator and Bookkeeper for multiple fly fishing companies.
Her customer service and attention to logistical detailing is rare in addition Rebecca has extensive experience with non profits and Fish for Change couldn’t be luckier to have her as part of the team.
Costa Rica Program Coordinator
Tom Enderlin - Tom is the owner and head guide of Release Fly Travel in Costa Rica. He is also a filmmaker, photographer, nature nerd, writer, and protector of the resources he loves.
With a lifelong connection to Costa Rica and strong understanding of its environment, he is the perfect trip coordinator, educator, and energy to introduce our student body to one of the most profound places on earth.
Fish for Change Intern
Delaney was raised in Northwest Montana, fly fishing with her family from a very young age. Now, she is studying education at Montana State University. Her first experience with Fish For Change was on a girls week trip to Guanaja in 2019, where she fell in love with the program and island. As an intern, she is excited to work towards her goal of giving students the same magical experience she has had since being introduced to the program.