• Faye Nelson
    Faye Nelson Chief Executive Officer

    A fourth-generation Montanan, Faye has over 25 years of nonprofit leadership, fundraising, and strategic management experience. She has worked in the arts, higher education, conservation, and social services. Prior to CfR, Faye worked with Warriors and Quiet Waters Foundation (WQW) as Executive Director. In her position at WQW, she led a team to serve post-9/11 combat veterans and their families through the experience of fly fishing. She witnessed the healing power of nature and fly fishing first hand, as well as the critical role volunteers play, in her role at WQW.

    Faye and her husband live in Bozeman, MT. She holds an A.A. from Cottey College (an all-women’s college), a B.A. in Communication Theory and English Literature from University of Puget Sound and a Non-Profit Administration and Fundraising Certificate from the University of Washington. Faye is a mother of three rambunctious humans, one snuggly dog, and one lazy lizard. Her family enjoys tennis, skiing, camping and, of course, learning to fish.

  • Jen Tanner
    Jen Tanner Accounting and Business Operations Manager

    Jen grew up in Montana, adventuring and learning under the Big Sky. She has over 25 years of operations, finance, and project management experience. Jen received her MBA from the University of Iowa and her BA in International Business from Montana State University.

    Jen lives in beautiful Bozeman, Montana with her two children, one dog and one cat. Her family loves to ski, bike, hike, float and camp. Honing her fly fishing skills is always on the list! She is thrilled to be a part of Casting for Recovery – to support the team and its mission.

  • Lise Lozelle
    Lise Lozelle Marketing Director

    Lise grew up in Michigan chasing adventure. Her passion for fly fishing led to her found Maven Fly, a women’s outdoor apparel company. Before starting her own business she spent years working in the marine industry with her brother at Tempress Products. Lise is a graduate of the University of Arizona and has a 25+ year background in marketing and promotion with a focus on brand building. She also served a 3-year term on the American Fly Fishing Trade Association board of directors and is currently on the board of her local Trout Unlimited chapter, GRTU.

    Lise has been a longtime CfR supporter and volunteer. She officially joined the team as the Marketing Director in 2017. Lise calls Austin, TX home, where she lives with her longtime Veterinarian boyfriend, daughter and two dogs.

  • Tiffany Greene
    Tiffany Greene Marketing Design Manager

    Tiffany is a graduate of Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York. Prior to joining Casting for Recovery, she served as an AmeriCorps member for the American Red Cross providing disaster relief instructional and hospitality services.

    Tiffany has an eye for design, which comes in handy with all the graphic works she does for CfR. In her spare time, she enjoys attempting to perfect her cast, digging around in her gardens, playing fetch with her Australian Cattle Dog, Aggie Blue, and sipping on the occasional tequila and club soda with a fresh lime!

  • Susan Gaetz
    Susan Gaetz National Program Director

    Susan spent over 20 years as a professional photographer, working for magazines, newspapers and wire services. Her credits include the National Geographic Society, the Ford Foundation, and the American Medical Association. She published her first photography book, “Mennonites in Texas: The Quiet in the Land,” in 2006. Susan received degrees from Vanderbilt University and The University of Texas, where she later taught photojournalism to undergraduate and graduate students.

    Susan began volunteering for CfR in 1999 after producing a photo essay on CfR’s Vermont program for a medical journal. In 2005, she launched the Texas program and five years later, joined the national staff. Susan and her husband Steven live in Austin, TX with their daughter Sofia.

  • Martha Robertson
    Martha Robertson Participant Registration Manager

    Martha is the founder and president of Ski for Heat, a small nonprofit organization that raises money to provide heating fuel assistance for low-income individuals and families in Vermont, and was a recent recipient of the national eTown award, given to individuals making a difference in their communities and beyond, and voted as Money Magazine’s Vermont hero in its 2014 50 States, 50 Heroes issue.

    As an avid biker with an inclination toward going up hills, she has competed in many of the northeast mountain climb road races including Mt. Washington, NH, (known as “the toughest mountain in the world”) a number of times where in 2008 she set the record time for women for her age group. Martha and her husband Peter live in Peru, VT, and she is honored to be part of the CfR team!

  • Wendy Gawlik
    Wendy Gawlik Regional Program Manager

    Wendy has been with Casting for Recovery since April 2012.  She first started as the Program Department Assistant then Executive Assistant and is now a Regional Program Manager. Outside of work Wendy is the chair of the Alumni Recognition Awards Committee for her alma mater – Burr and Burton Academy.  She is married to Joe and they are the parents of Jack, their feline child.

    Wendy was fortunate enough to be selected as a participant to attend the Vermont/New Hampshire retreat in 2014.  This was the start of her love of fly fishing and spends fishing season working on her casts on the Battenkill River with Joe.  Wooly Bugger is her favorite fly even though she hasn’t caught any fish with it.

  • Jen Lofgren
    Jen Lofgren Regional Program Manager

    Jen grew up in Colorado and has been lucky enough to fish and explore throughout the mountain west. Prior to joining the Casting for Recovery National Staff, she worked for The Orvis Company, managing their retail store in Denver, Colorado. She is a former fly fishing guide and instructor, and loves sharing her passion for fly fishing and the outdoors with others.

    Jen started volunteering with Casting for Recovery in May of 2012. Over the years, her commitment to CfR has led her to serve as lead fly fishing instructor, guide wrangler, river guide, and casting instructor during the multiple retreats held in Colorado each year. Jen feels honored to share her enthusiasm for fly fishing and her experiences with the positive impact to participants of CfR retreats, and she looks forward to building CfR’s program throughout the west.

  • Erika Clemmer
    Erika Clemmer Regional Program Manager

    Erika has been involved with Casting for Recovery since August 2013 when she was a retreat participant at the Western Pennsylvania program held at HomeWaters.  So moved by her retreat experience, the following year, she began volunteering as a Co-Program Coordinator and Co-Retreat Leader.  With great enthusiasm and passion for the program, Erika joined the CfR National staff in June 2016. Erika has 20 years of experience working in the non-profit and social services field.  She ‘got hooked’ on fly fishing while out on Spruce Creek at her 2013 retreat.  Erika enjoys her family, friends and felines, as well as fly fishing whenever she can!

  • Candida Odde
    Candida Odde Grants Manager

    Candida Odde’s love for the mountains and nature stemmed from growing up and playing in the Bridger-Teton National Forest, on the border of Wyoming and Idaho.  Returning to her home town after 25 years, she now enjoys hunting, fishing, camping, snowmobiling, and motorcycling in those same mountains with her husband of 25 years and her grown children and grandbaby.  Candi began working in the non-profit sector 14 years ago.  Throughout the years, she evolved from a local program manager to a statewide mission’s specialist.  She has been selected as a national presenter in her field and has facilitated local, statewide, and national coalitions.  Her specialties include: grant writing, grant making, community profiles, coalition building, program oversight, systems development, and all missions related work.

    Her first interactions with Casting for Recovery, were four years ago as a grantor to the Wyoming CfR Program.  She quickly became “hooked” on the organization and is excited to officially become part of the CfR team, as she has witnessed first-hand the impact that the program makes on the lives of survivors.

     

  • Lindsay Kocka
    Lindsay Kocka Gear and Equipment Manager

    Born and raised in Minnesota, Lindsay was first introduced to Casting for Recovery not long after she began fly fishing in 2015. Fast forward to 2020, after relocating to Montana she jumped at the opportunity to begin serving as Program Coordinator. With a background in teaching yoga, mindfulness, and meditation, alongside her love of the outdoors and recognition of the healing and therapeutic benefits of fly angling, getting involved with an organization whose values fully aligned with her own made sense.

    Lindsay continues to volunteer alongside the Central/Eastern Montana CfR program, while also working as the Gear and Equipment Manager at our National office in Bozeman. In her free time, she’s most likely floating our many rivers, chasing after trout, ripping around on her mountain bike, and exploring her new mountainous homeland alongside her partner and their two pups. She finds tremendous joy in sharing her passion with anglers of all ages and backgrounds with Casting for Recovery, The Mayfly Project, United Women on the Fly, and within the context of ‘Fluent Movement on the Fly’, a project that she’s created where she shares movement and mobility methods and skills to help keep us strong and confident while exploring the great outdoors.

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