Marissa is a licensed veterinarian technician and also has a BA of Science in Biology. She absolutely loves the water and everything included with it, especially fly fishing. Her senior thesis was on a local streams macroinvertebrates, she chose this so she could improve the quality of water for one of the only cold water trout streams in Nebraska. Marissa is very passionate about helping kids as well as teaching them fish. She previously worked with Nebraska Game and Parks in their Trout in the Classroom program as well as Fishing in Nebraska schools. Marissa was adopted as an infant and have always had a fondness working with foster kids and helping them find someone to connect with. She thinks fishing and being near any water source provides incredible opportunities to bond as well as brings clarity and peace to anyone enjoying it. Her hope to provide this for foster kids in Nebraska, as well as the skills and passion to continue fly fishing into their adult lives
I was raised on the Missouri river with my first time being when I was just 2 weeks old. I have a strong love and an even stronger respect for the water. I also love riding my motorcycle, playing golf, snowboarding, or just being outside with my friends. The Mayfly Project is something I am very excited to be a part of so I can help kids learn how to Fly Fish and give them an escape from everyday life.