Ambassador Introduction – Alex Grillo
The next angler from the growing TroutRoutes Ambassador team that we want to introduce you all to is Alex Grillo (@juicedwater_fishing)! Alex has spent the last several years putting his fish and wildlife knowledge to the test chasing trout around the Northeast, especially in his…
Ambassador Introduction – McKenna Hulslander
From playing professional hockey overseas to traveling the west in search of trout and big game, the next ambassador in our introduction series is one of the coolest people we know. Based in Montana, McKenna Hulslander (@mckennahulslander11), used fly fishing as a break from the…
Ambassador Introduction – Brett Assise
Say hey to Brett Assise, our next member of the TroutRoutes Ambassador team! Brett has years of experience in the outdoors, and he brings his passion for conservation and education to folks in Pennsylvania through @RewildOutdoors. He exemplifies what it means to be a steward…
Ambassador Introduction – Joseph Evans & Bradley Funkhouser
Next up in our Ambassador Introduction series is one of the fishiest tag-team duos we know hailing from the gem state! Joseph Evans (@idaaflyy) and Bradley Funkhouser (@funky_fly_guy) both grew up in the Boise, Idaho area surrounded by hundreds of miles of pristine trout waters…
Ambassador Introduction – David Brotzman
We’d like to take a moment to introduce you to one of TroutRoute’s newest ambassadors, David Brotzman, of @verygoodflyfishing. David is a professional photographer and filmmaker based in upstate New York who blends his passions of media and the outdoors together through content on Instagram, TikTok and Youtube. Recently, David purchased a Ford Transit van that he and his partner are converting into the ultimate cross country tour rig. They plan to cruise the country in their new home-on-wheels while finding public waters along the way using TroutRoutes! Make sure you head over to his page and tag along!
An Interview with Designer Phillip L Clark
During our brand update, we quickly knew that Phillip Clark was the designer for the job. From doing good things with Keep Fish Wet and the Fly Fishing Climate Alliance, to his co-owned brand Ten and Two Co., Phil is a proven creative supporting the fly fishing industry with fresh and well thought out branding.
Considering a good portion of our team has time on the water with him, we think Phil is a pretty great guy and that the work he does deserves to have some light shown on it! So, take a few minutes, and check out our Q/A with Phil below about the exciting projects he has been able to shape and how he blends his career and fly fishing passion.
Employee Spotlight – Matthew Mendini
Next up in our employee spotlight series is TroutRoute’s Marketing Specialist, Matthew Mendini, who just recently relocated to Minneapolis for TR! Matthew was raised along Wisconsin’s coast of Lake Michigan, hunting in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan more often than fishing before attending school in Chicago at DePaul University. A couple of years ago, he moved to Colorado with his partner, Becca, hoping to enjoy the state’s outdoor recreation opportunities. It wasn’t until just at the beginning of this year that he got hooked on fly fishing after receiving an old rod from Becca’s brother. Matthew spent many hours on the water this summer exploring Colorado’s waterways and utilized TroutRoutes for each new adventure. When not on the water, Matthew enjoys photographing various products in his home photo studio, cooking (Italian food is his specialty) with his partner and going on adventures with their husky, Koda.
Matthew is excited about the ability to help get the resource that has helped shape his fly fishing journey into the hands of new and experienced anglers alike!
Employee Spotlight – Jeremy Gilbertson
As our team continues to grow, we will be taking the time to introduce our team members who you may see in photos, videos or out at in-person events! This week we have Jeremy Gilbertson, our GIS Specialist. Jeremy, otherwise known as “Gill” to his friends, grew up in Maple Grove, Minnesota, and spent most of his young life fishing all over Minnesota and parts of Ontario. As a passionate distance runner, hunter, and fisherman, Jeremy feels most at home on our wild lands and waters. He loves how we can use mapping to expose beginners to the outdoors, help others find new opportunities, and better show the need for appreciation and conservation of our special resources. He is always open to hear new ideas, so feel free to throw them at him!
Introducing TroutRoutes 4.2
Coming October 2021 The team at TroutRoutes have been hard at work. We’re excited to unveil the next release of the TroutRoutes platform with 4.2 for iOS, Android and Desktop. Here are the summary of the new features: We’ve added 7 new states in the…
Introducing TroutRoutes Online Maps
Introduction TroutRoutes has always had a goal of being the premier trout stream mapping platform, providing everything from public access to detailed access points like camping and parking. Since beginning the TroutRoutes project in 2017, we’ve always believed that the mobile use case was critical…