Las Vegas, Nevada Project

Project Lead Mentor: Jeff Pohlmann

Co Lead Mentor: Kris Ludwiszewski

Project location: Las Vegas, Nevada 

Year project founded: 2021

Mentors on this team: 11

Children mentored to date: 10

Children to be mentored in 2024: 6

Local foster care partners: Currently searching for local foster care connections and programs.

Local companies that support this project: Currently searching for local partners and community support.

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What it’s All About!

What it’s All About!

Check out a video from our Boise, Idaho Project last season! We have the best mentors, foster families, and mentees! Locate a project near you and register a child to participate in 2024 here: https://themayflyproject.com/mentee-registration-form/ [button...

I’m bringing The Mayfly Project to Nevada because I would like to help the sport of fly fishing grow in  my community, and teach the next generation about fly fishing! Fly fishing is not only good for kids in foster care to experience, but they will learn how they can make an impact on their local waters and community.

Kris Ludwiszewski

Lead Mentor, Las Vegas, Nevada Project

Project Mentors

JEFF POHLMANN, LEAD MENTOR

Las Vegas, Nevada

Relocated to Las Vegas ~ 5 years ago. Globally served as a Marine prior to embarking on a career in consulting and sales. Fished very frequently in my youth while growing up in Missouri and learned to fly fish around the age of 13. My wife and I take advantage of the diverse outdoor experiences available in the Las Vegas valley. We love to camp, fish, hike and explore new areas. TMP helps hone my skills and offer meaningful experiences that shape young lives.

MICHELLE LOPEZ, MENTOR

Las Vegas, Nevada

A San Diego native, Michelle is a graduate of UC Santa Barbara, where she received her bachelor’s degree in environmental science and Education. During college, Michelle spent her time making the community eco-friendlier and fighting food insecurity. In her spare time, she enjoys going to the beach, hiking, and appreciating the sunshine. Michelle is excited to not only be a Mayfly Project mentor, but to show the importance of being outdoors and appreciating the environment!

JEFF KING, MENTOR

Las Vegas, Nevada

I was born and raised in Southern California, and I moved to southern Nevada over 2 decades ago. I was a chef on the Vegas strip for over 10 years. Through the influence of my Finnish uncle, I learned how to fly fish in our local ponds, Lake Mojave and Lake Mead. I am proud to be a mentor for The Mayfly Project, I really try to be of service in our community. If we all did one kind deed a day, we would change the world to a better place in no time.

JASON DUVANIEWICZ, MENTOR

Henderson, Nevada

Hello, I’m Jason Dubaniewicz and a US Navy retiree. I was born in Yokosuka, Japan into a military family and grew up in various states throughout the east and west of US. I am married with three grown children and one grandson. Upon retiring in 2017, I moved back to Las Vegas where I have resided since. My hobbies include fishing, fly tying, camping, cooking, photography, reading (history/politics), and involvement of veteran organizations. I am an avid fan of football, hockey, and soccer. I also love to travel and explore new places and and of course take a fishing rod with me on my adventures.

News & Events

Angler’s Coffee, Supporting TMP!

Angler’s Coffee, Supporting TMP!

We're thrilled to be chosen as the beneficiary of Angler's Coffee's drive to have a positive impact in their communities and the environment. For every bag, tumbler, or collaboration pack purchased, Angler's coffee donates back to The Mayfly Project!   "I ordered...

A Journey to Joy!

A Journey to Joy!

A Journey to Joy: Mayfly Project Mentor to Big Sister In the spring of 2022, a dear friend of mine, involved with the Mayfly Project in Bend, Oregon,reached out with a unique opportunity. The offer? To become a mentor, teaching kids in foster carehow to fly fish. I...

Thank You, TMP Sponsors!!

Thank You, TMP Sponsors!!

TMP had a wonderful year! We could not have served and outfitted so many kids without the huge support of our donors and company partners! We have so many companies that support TMP, but we would like to especially highlight our Dun, Emerger, and Nymph Sponsors, who...

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