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

Mentee

The Mayfly Project

Salt Lake City, Utah Project

Project Lead Mentor: Rebecca Granillo

Project location: Salt Lake City, Utah

Year project founded: 2020

Mentors on this team: 10

Children mentored to date: 0

Children to be mentored in 2021: 6-8

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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For more questions about this project, contact Rebecca 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.

News & Events

Podcast with April Vokey, Anchored Outdoors

Podcast with April Vokey, Anchored Outdoors

We were thrilled to be on Anchored Outdoors Podcast, with the talented, April Vokey! Please check this podcast out and find out more about the founders, their vision, and how TMP is supporting foster children across the country here: Anchored Podcast Ep. 177: Jess...

The Gift of Fly Fishing, Fort Collins, CO

"Hello Bryan and Chelsea, I just wanted to share this great picture of Alicia catching a beautiful rainbow trout (I think) while we camped along the North Fork of the Gunnison River in Paonia. She really enjoyed fly fishing while out there and you can tell by the look...

Wet Fly Swing Podcast

Wet Fly Swing Podcast

TMP Founder, Jess Westbrook, is honored to speak with Dave Steward of Wet Fly Swing Podcast recently! Jess Westbrook shares the amazing stories behind the Mayfly Project that he created to help foster kids change their lives with fly fishing. Today, we find out what...

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