I’m going to be the best fly fisher ever when I grow up!

Foster Child

The Mayfly Project Mentee

Raleigh, North Carolina Project

Lead Mentor: Will Barnett

Project Location: Raleigh, North Carolina

Project Founded: 2020, to launch in 2021

Mentors to be added to the team: 8-10

Children to mentor in 2021: 5-8

Local foster care partners:  Currently searching for partners for this project.

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

Contact: Will Barnett

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Raleigh, North Carolina Project

The opportunity to mentor with the Mayfly Project is an honor. It’s a special program that I’m proud to be a small part of. I can’t wait to get started sharing my experiences with mentors, mentees, and everyone involved in the program.

Will Barnett

Lead Mentor, Raleigh, North Carolina Project

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Will Barnett, Lead Mentor

Raleigh, North Carolina

My fly-fishing story started on the Davidson River about 8 years ago. Since then, I’ve fished everywhere from saltwater flats to warmwater lakes to tiny headwaters. More importantly, I’ve come to understand and embrace the wellness benefits of fly fishing. There’s nothing more calming to me than being in the river.

At home, I live in Raleigh, NC with my wife, Beth. In my free time that’s not spent fishing, I like to cook and play my guitar (poorly). At work, I manage business and strategy in the healthcare IT industry.

The opportunity to lead mentor with the Mayfly Project is an honor. It’s a special program that I’m proud to be a small part of. I’m looking forward to sharing experiences that have a positive and long lasting impact on all involved.

FELIPE LOPES, MENTOR

Raleigh, North Carolina

 Born in Brasil, Orlando raised Felipe grew up chasing Bass in Florida’s many sand bottom lakes. He began to pursue fly fishing after moving to North Carolina with his wife Clara, and pup Samson. Felipe works as a strength and conditioning coach at NC State University where he leads the performance programs for Track, Softball, and Swim. If a species swims, Felipe will throw a fly at it!

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