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The Mayfly Project Mentee

Martinsville, New Jersey Project

Lead Mentor: Chris Caldwell

Co-Lead Mentor: Marc Quintavalle

Project Location: Martinsville, New Jersey

Project Founded: 2020 founded, will launch 2021

Mentors to be added to the team: 8-10

Children to mentor in 2021: 6-8

Local foster care partners:  Currently searching for partners.

Local sponsors/company partners: Currently searching for local sponsors and partners.

Contact: Chris Caldwell, New Jersey

Mentor Application


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Martinsville, New Jersey Project

TMP seems like the perfect way for me to marry my passion for service with my love of fly fishing. While I’ve fished all my life, I’ve only recently (2+years) discovered fly fishing, and now it’s my favorite way to fish. The region offers so many great types of fly fishing, and I’d love to share those experiences with kids who really need this kind of support.

Chris Caldwell

Lead Mentor, Martinsville, New Jersey Project

Project Mentors

Chris Caldwell, Hoboken, New Jersey

Chris grew up fishing the local streams, lakes, and rivers of Somerset County, NJ. Currently living in Hoboken, Chris ventures out of the city pretty much every weekend in search of new trout hot-spots up and down the east coast. As a marketing professional working in NYC, Chris is most looking forward to spreading the word & mission of TMP within NJ. Chris is honored to help start the NJ Mayfly Project by working with so many fantastic folks in the local fishing community to bring this great sport and culture to children in and around the tri-state area.

Marc Quintavalle, New Jersey

Born and raised in NJ, Marc was introduced to the sport of fly fishing by his father who spent weekends in the spring and summer introducing his son to the famed Catskill rivers. Later on, Marc spent the better part of 10 years in Boston for school/work where he was bitten by the salt bug and has since come down with Striper fever. Nonetheless, whether found knee-deep in a river or out battling surf, Marc’s happy place is wherever a rod is in hand. Now, as a Marketing Director who calls the concrete jungle his home, Marc cherishes every chance he has out on the water to reconnect and reboot his soul. And it’s exactly this mindset and passion that has Marc looking so forward to passing along as a Mentor of the New Jersey MayFly Project..

News & Events

Giving Tuesday Success, 2020!

Thank You!!! Together, WE DID IT! We hit our goal on Tuesday! For our National Project online, we raised $14,000! For our individual project fundraisers we hit over $20,000!!!! This year, many of our lead mentors, mentors, and friends, all did Facebook fundraisers to...

Foster Care to Fly Fishing, with Jackie Prock

Foster Care to Fly Fishing, with Jackie Prock

“There was so much going on in my life that was out of my control, so I gravitated to the outdoors to find control. It became a place where I could go to find some peace and away from life’s confusion and uncertainties [from life in foster care],” Jackie Prock said....

From Foster Care to Fly Fishing, Meet Mentor, Breezy Johnston

From Foster Care to Fly Fishing, Meet Mentor, Breezy Johnston

Breezy Johnston, mentor for Pikes Peak, CO project, talks about life in foster care and how fly fishing has become her home-base. We are thrilled to have Breezy joining our team and are so thankful for her willingness to share. We are inspired by folks who have been through the trenches and have found their niche in the world!

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