• 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 went on to co-own and operate a successful land title company in rural Western Montana before beginning her non-profit career in 2007. For the past decade, Whitney has worked exclusively with non-profit organizations utilizing the outdoors 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 and her husband live in the Bridger mountains with a brown dog and three wild children.

  • 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.

  • 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 for women. Before Maven Fly she spent years working in the marine industry with her brother at Tempress Products, a family business. Lise is a graduate of the University of Arizona and has 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. She officially joined the team as the Marketing Director in 2017 and now focuses her energy on CfR. 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 also is currently serving on the American Fly Fishing Trade Association Board. Lise calls Austin, TX home, where she lives with her longtime Veterinarian boyfriend, daughter and 2 dogs.

  • Jennifer Sipes
    Jennifer Sipes Operations Director

    Jennifer Sipes, Operations Director, joined Casting for Recovery in February 2018.  Her greatest passion is to help make a difference in the world.  Prior to Casting for Recovery, she served for 12 years as the Operations Director for Central Asia Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to the mission of peace through education.  She filled leadership roles in domestic operations, international operations, finance, human resources, and programs. Originally from Choteau, Montana, Jennifer earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Montana State University (MSU), and is now a member of the MSU Alumni Association and supporter of MSU’s Bobcat Athletics.  Jennifer served six years on the board of directors of the Bozeman Area Chamber of Commerce, including one year as the board chair, and acted as the coordinator for their Leadership Bozeman program for three years.  Today she continues to participate in social causes and organizations throughout the country. She lives near Belgrade, Montana with her husband, Russell, and together they enjoy camping, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.

  • Tiffany Greene
    Tiffany Greene Marketing Coordinator

    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.

    In her spare time, Tiffany enjoys attempting to perfect her cast, playing fetch with her Australian Cattle Dog, Ruby Greene, and sipping on the occasional Tito’s and club soda with a fresh lime!

  • 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 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 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 and Rocky their 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 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.

  • 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 Program Department

    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

    Pingo, a dog whose breeds and age are open to speculation and imagination, has been Martha’s constant sidekick (or is it the other way around?) since they found each other in 2006. With the grace in being a senior dog, Pingo is cutting back on his cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and hiking adventures with Martha to instead hone his role as quiet companion. He is also investing more of his time—and his kind soul and big heart—to being CfR’s faithful full-time cheerleader and part-time model. In addition to lounging in the sunshine or next to a woodstove, Pingo enjoys spending his leisure time under Martha’s desk, keeping her at task while she works remotely. (He does miss Tiffany’s scratches and Wendy’s yogurt!)

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