• Whitney Milhoan
    Whitney Milhoan Executive Director

    Raised on the doorstep of Glacier National Park, Whitney developed a passion for the outdoors early in life. She spent nearly a decade as a fly fishing guide and whitewater rafting guide on Glacier’s Flathead River system, working her way through a degree in Sociology from the University of Montana. Whitney then went on to co-own and operate a successful land title company in rural Western Montana before feeling drawn to the non-profit sector 2007. For the past decade, Whitney has worked exclusively with non-profit organizations utilizing outdoor therapies to promote physical and emotional healing. She has been published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, on the topic of outdoor therapy for young adults with cancer.

    As a long time volunteer and supporter of Casting for Recovery, Whitney was thrilled to join CfR as the Executive Director in 2013. She feels fortunate to be able to share her love for the outdoors with those who can truly benefit from its healing properties. Whitney lives in the Bridger mountains, where she wrangles three small children and one rancher.

  • Susan Gaetz
    Susan Gaetz National Development and 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.

  • Lise Lozelle
    Lise Lozelle Marketing Director

    Lise grew up in Michigan chasing adventure. Her passion for fly fishing led to her found Maven Fly in 2012. The mission of the company is to marry fashion + function in outdoor clothing designed just for women. Before Maven Fly she spent years working in the marine industry with her brother at Tempress Products, a family business.

    Lise has a background in marketing and promotion with a focus on brand building. In her 20+ year career she’s worked with many great retailers and brands. Bass Pro Shops, Fetzer Vineyards and Pizza Hut are a few of her favorites. For years Lise has been a supporter and volunteer for Casting for Recovery. In addition, she has also done project marketing work and is now honored to officially join the team as the Marketing Director in 2017.

    Lise is excited to focus her energies on CfR! Lise is a graduate of the University of Arizona. She’s a mom to one amazing daughter with special needs, who’s determination and strength are a constant reminder that anything is possible. She is also currently serving on the American Fly Fishing Trade Association Board and calls Austin, TX home, where she lives with longtime Veterinarian boyfriend, her daughter and 2 dogs.

  • Peggy Stevinson
    Peggy Stevinson National Program Director

    Peggy Stevinson first joined Casting for Recovery in 2011 as a volunteer for the Colorado Program. She is the CO Program Coordinator and has served in a variety of retreat roles including Retreat Leader, Participant Coordinator, River Helper and Fly-Fishing Instructor.

    Peggy has chaired the last two silent auction fundraisers “Fish Tales and Cocktails” for Casting for Recovery – Colorado. She has also recruited and managed volunteers for fundraisers such as Bagging for Tips at Bass Pro, Orvis Days and Cabela’s Ladies Day Out. She has organized beginner fly-fishing clinics to benefit CfR and has served as a fly-fishing instructor during the clinics. She especially enjoys developing and maintaining donor relationships. She recently worked on and received a matching grant allowing the Colorado Program to purchase a full compliment of Rods, Reels and Fly Line.

    Peggy was previously employed by The Orvis Company, where her responsibilities kept her up-to-date on the latest fly-fishing techniques and equipment. Peggy is an avid angler and spends as much time as possible fishing the rivers of Colorado. Her work with Casting for Recovery is her true passion!

  • Tiffany Greene
    Tiffany Greene Program Department & Social Media

    Tiffany Greene is a 2008 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. She soon began providing disaster relief instructional and hospitality services during the hurricane season. In her spare time, Tiffany enjoys the occasional dirty martini (three olives, straight up!) and wide open spaces.

  • Erika Michanowicz
    Erika Michanowicz 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.  Like Pingo, she is a faithful CfR cheerleader!   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.  She and her husband, Matt, live in Pittsburgh. They enjoy their family, friends and felines, as well as fly fishing together whenever they can!

  • 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 and on January 1, 2013 took the position of Executive Assistant.  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 and Rocky their four-legged feline children.   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 has spent the past year 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.

  • Martha Robertson
    Martha Robertson National Participant Coordinator

    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 spends lots of time with Pingo, a dog she adopted in 2006—their favorite activity is being out in the woods cross-country skiing (him, running) and hiking, but they also participate in Agility and Rally trials. Martha and her husband Peter live in Peru, VT, and she is honored to be part of the CfR team!

  • Alison Best
    Alison Best Operations Manager

    Growing up exploring the Montana outdoors and beyond, Alison lives for her next adventure.  She believes there’s nothing better than a day spent outside surrounded by wildflowers, birds and wild trout.  Alison’s passion for the outdoors led her to leave the corporate retail world and, together with her Mom, found her own company, Mountain River Lanyards.  It grew into a leading fly-fishing accessory company that changed the way fly fishers transport their gear. Mountain River Lanyards allowed Alison to grow deep roots in the fly-fishing industry, while sharing her passion for the outdoors.  

    Being a supporter of Casting of Recovery, it was a natural fit for Alison to join the CfR team in 2017.  She feels that her life’s work has led to serving women while giving them the healing powers of fly-fishing in an outdoor environment.

    Alison lives in Bozeman, Montana.  She shares life with her husband Doug and yellow lab Dillon (she adores both).  She spends time with her family and friends enjoying the journey.

  • Pingo
    Pingo Official CfR Office Dog

    A dog of indeterminate breed(s) and age, ​Pingo has been accompanying Martha on adventures since they found each other in 2006. With a kind soul and a big heart, he is a faithful CfR cheerleader. He enjoys his days at the office where he gets spoiled with scratches from Tiffany and yogurt from Wendy. (It’s hard to say no to those eyes.) He is one very-loved pup.

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