2022 Ford Bronco
Timberline Towers, CBX 18, MajorShady 270 Awning, DoubleHaul, Shop Kayla's Gear
Fly Fishing, Having a good time
MEET 'N GREET
Being an avid fly fisher, I spend most of my time on the water. I love sharing my passion for the sport with others, particularly newcomers—introducing them to the physical and mental healing properties that this sport can provide.
Most Memorable / Meaningful Place I’ve Visited
Traveling alone from Minnesota to Oregon at age 25 with everything I owned in my car. I stopped at Yellowstone for the first time. Almost the only person there, I explored and befriended some bison along the way.
I adhered two bungee cords into small loop/circle openings, putting one on each end of my van’s ceiling. This lets me slide my fly rods onto them, which holds the rods in place when driving from place to place.
Lincoln Town Car
What's your origin story? How did you start out?
I came from a rough childhood, you could say, with an absent mother. I used every opportunity I had to be successful and become mentally strong. I knew how much being outdoors impacted my mental health and utilized that with fly fishing.
GO-TO ROAD TRIP SNACK
Salt-and-pepper potato chips. I keep it classic.
Osprey! I wish I had their eyes; they can spot fish from so far away!
What would your TED talk be about?
Breaking out of your comfort zone and having the perspective that where you come from doesn’t predict where you’re going or where you’ll end up.
Any hidden talents?
I play the ukulele and banjo.
What's your guilty pleasure/indulgence?
How do you like giving back? What's the cause you're passionate about or your favorite non-profit/organization?
The Mayfly Project helps kids in foster care get time in the outdoors by mentoring them on fly fishing. Mayfly also educates kids on mental health and provide activities that heal emotionally and physically.