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

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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: 6

Children to be mentored in 2022: 10

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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For more questions about this project, contact Rebeca Granillo here: rebecargranillo@gmail.com

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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

MADISON STARK, MENTOR

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.

SARAH ROBINSON, MENTOR

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.

DAVID BREIDENSTINE, MENTOR

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.

JARREN BRINTON, MENTOR

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.

DAVID MCCRAY, MENTOR

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.

JAKE KNIGHT, MENTOR

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

TMP’s BUY A FLY EVENT is LIVE!!!!

TMP’s BUY A FLY EVENT is LIVE!!!!

We're excited to announce our annual Buy a Fly Event is now live! From September 29th to October 31st, purchase a fly/flies and you're entered to win awesome prizes! All proceeds go towards supporting The Mayfly Project's first year projects, which means more children...

TMP’s Mending the Line Fundraiser Dinner!

TMP’s Mending the Line Fundraiser Dinner!

Join us at our 1st Annual Mending the Line Fundraising Dinner!!! We're thrilled to invite you to our Mending the Line Fundraising Dinner and Auction. Proceeds from this dinner will go to our National Program to support project startups in 2023! Date and Time: October...

Lead Mentor Highlight, Fredericksburg, Virginia!

Lead Mentor Highlight, Fredericksburg, Virginia!

We are thrilled to highlight one of our first year lead mentors, Scott Sevingy, who not only brought TMP to Fredericksburg, Virginia, but is an active foster care parent and essential part of his local community. This year, Scott built up his TMP mentor team,...

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