The Outsider: Teach a Girl to Fish

Tideline Magazine, Spring 2017

I'm the youngest of three children and the only girl. Despite having two older brothers, I somehow ended up becoming my dad's fishing and hunting partner. Most of my favorite childhood memories include staying up late the night before to pack our gear, waking up before the sun and stopping at the local convenience store for the necessities like a bag of donuts, boiled peanuts, a cold Mountain Dew and live bait, before heading to one of our many fishing holes.

While I hope my daughter makes similar memories in the outdoors with her dad, I'm excited to share in some of these experiences with her as well. It's important to me that she learns outdoor hobbies and sports aren't just for boys. Though Lorelei recently only turned 2, my husband and I are firm believers that it's never too early to start fostering a love and respect of the outdoors. Read more...