Fly fishing today was the most fun I’ve ever had!


The Mayfly Project

Salt Lake City, Utah Project

Project Lead Mentor: Rebeca Granillo

Project location: Salt Lake City, Utah

Year project founded: 2020

Mentors on this team: 15

Children mentored to date: 12

Children to be mentored in 2023: 8

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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Salt Lake City, Utah Project

I’m passionate about serving local foster children with The Mayfly Project because I believe in what fly fishing can do for them! 

Rebecca Granillo

Lead Mentor, Salt Lake City, Utah Project

Project Mentors


Millcreek, Utah

Born and raised in the Utah mountains, Madison has been exploring the outdoors from when she could walk. She balances her time these days fly fishing any river that has even the hint of a fish with her chocolate labrador named Bender, gardening in her greenhouse, and experimenting in her laboratory! She is a scientist by trade, and a fly fisherman by passion. With a strong background in conservation and outdoor safety, she’s looking forward to growing every day as a mentor for the Sale Lake City Mayfly Project.


Provo, Utah

Born and raised in the city of Los Angeles, Sarah learned about fishing and the outdoors from spending summers with her grandpas in Utah. She will be graduating with a degree in Sociology and a minor in Spanish in 2022. Sarah works with kids daily as a museum educator teaching Life Science and conservation. Sarah moved to Utah for college and initially longed to be at the beach, in the water. Wading in the river became her new home and a stress reliever from work and school. Sarah seriously began learning how to fly fish and tie flies in commemoration of her grandparents and their time spent together outdoors. Fishing and hiking have transformed into backpacking and more. Simply put, Sarah is at her best just playing outside.


Salt Lake City, Utah

David was born in Germany and spent his childhood moving across the United States and around the world until he went off to college in central Pennsylvania. During college David played ice hockey and was an active volunteer working with at risk youth in an alternative education setting as well as the homeless population in Harrisburg, PA. Upon moving to Utah in 2013 David rediscovered his love for fly fishing that faded during his college years. When not working with teens leading backpacking trips in eastern Utah David spends his free time walking along the river or sliding on the snow. He is looking forward to sharing his passion for the outdoors and helping to pass on his love of fly fishing.


West Jordan, Utah

I grew up in Salt Lake for just about all my life. I graduated with a degree in psychology and have started working as a special education teacher in a high school. I love fly fishing and all kinds of fishing.


Salt Lake City, Utah

David grew up in Oklahoma fishing farm ponds. After moving to Utah, he enjoyed learning to fly fish in cold, running water. He has since worked in Salt Lake City, then NW New Mexico, then back to Salt Lake City. He is a retired trauma and acute care surgeon and now enjoys spending time with his wife and dog. He also enjoys tying and fishing flies. In addition to getting to know some fine people, he hopes to impart his love of fly fishing and the outdoors to the children in this project.


Salt Lake City, Utah

Jake Knight grew up in a small town in Ohio but has now lived in Utah longer than he did there. Jake enjoys serving the community as a local law enforcement officer which he has been doing for over 16 years. When he’s not working, you’ll likely find Jake somewhere outside with his wife and three dogs. He enjoys fly fishing, camping, hiking, biking, and anything else that gets him outside. Jake looks forward to sharing his passion for the outdoors with everyone involved in the Mayfly Project.

News & Events

Thank You to our DUN Sponsors!

Thank You to our DUN Sponsors!

Thank you to our Dun Sponsors for supporting TMP in 2022!   Our Dun sponsors were a huge support for our 2022 projects! Huge thanks to Cortland, Loon Outdoors, Orvis, and Bass Pro for donating gear, providing a huge discount for our projects or giving monetarily....

Giving Tuesday, November 29th, 2022!!

Giving Tuesday, November 29th, 2022!!

Thank you for being an integral part of The Mayfly Project this year! When we say, "It takes a village," we truly mean it! This year we added 9 new projects and 106 new mentors, and served over 380 children in foster care! That's 1,900 days on the water this year,...

Interview with TMP Lead and Clinical Social Worker, Kimberly Cordero

Interview with TMP Lead and Clinical Social Worker, Kimberly Cordero

Kimberly Cordero brought The Mayfly Project to Boise two years ago and is our lead mentor for this project. We are also honored to have her as a TMP sounding board to ensure we are creating safe projects for the kids we mentor nationally. Kimberly is not just a great...

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