Colorado Adaptive Fly Fishing
Matt’s enthusiasm for Fly Fishing parallels his experience. With Degrees in Psychology
and Special Education Matt has the unique ability to teach students who struggle with
Emotional or Cognitive disabilities. Raised in the Colorado Wilderness with 20 years of outdoor guiding experience,
Matt has individualized the art of fly fishing by developing a course that will bring what seem like unrealistic goals into the world of the possible. Matt’s Colorado Adaptive Fly Fishing course has revolutionized nature therapy for those with exceptional talents. Matts unique style offers a safe place for children and adults to connect with nature and discover their most authentic self.
Through the Adaptive Colorado Initiative and Fish for Change we can show communities the heart felt empathy the fishing community of the world so desperately thrives on.
Shannon has been producing and directing adventure lifestyle branded content for over 12 years for companies including Yeti, Sitka Gear, Simms and Orvis.
He has earned recognition for films and photographs alike. Sought after for his creative story telling ability and attention to detail, Shannon has the experience to recognize the importance of core credibility, and the know-how to draw in a captivated audience.
In 2013, Shannon created the first ever Student program film along side Noah. In 2015, Shannon founded his production company Cold Collaborative with a desire is to tell stories that matter.
The CC specialty is to insert themselves into environments and situations not suitable for large productions teams. In 2017, Shannon invited Noah Thompson to be part of the Cold Collaborative team.
It is Shannon's goal to be an ambassador for authentic content creation through the mentorship of young film makers who also have a desire to tell compelling stories. Beyond The Horizon is an example of such a stories, and the seed that sprung to life the FFG movement.
As an outdoor writer, Tee has written hundreds of articles on the outdoors and conservation, including pieces that have appeared in The DRAKE and FlyFish Journal.
Tee has spent the better part of the last 15 years introducing kids to the outdoors, hosting more than 1000 students a year in the woods and on the water in Virginia, North Carolina, and throughout the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic through his outdoor companies, Virginia Outside, NC Outside, and Paddle Fish.
Having spent 13 years in the classroom as a high school English teacher, Tee is now fortunate to focus his attention on his passion for fly fishing and all things outdoors, but
most importantly on making sure the next generation has the opportunity to spend time in wild places. Tee co-hosted the first student group to visit Guanaja in 2012 and has
been back with students each year since.
Nothing has been more important or impactful than the time I have spent in Guanaja, getting to know the island, and most importantly the people who live there,” Tee said.