Amidea Daniel was taught to love the outdoors wan early age, as she grew up fishing, hunting, camping, and exploring the natural world of the Pennsylvania Wilds. Ultimately, her passion led to a degree in Outdoor Resource Management from Lock Haven University, which eventually guided her to a position with the PA Fish and Boat Commission, where she’s applied my skills since 2008 as an outreach and education specialist and Trout in the Classroom coordinator. I also serve as the PFBC’s Youth and Women’s Program Coordinator. In this position, I work closely with PA Council of Trout Unlimited as a Co-Chair with Kelly Williams for their Women and Diversity Committee.
Fly fishing is a catalyst to explore nature with my husband and two children. I enjoy connecting people to nature, whether it’s through educational programs like Trout in the Classroom, or through recreational programs like fishing. It’s fun to see the excitement of a TIC student when they release trout they’ve raised into local streams or the thrill when female anglers throw that first solid cast. We want to expand those opportunities through more tailored programs. Reaching out and gaining new female instructors/ ambassadors is the only way to continue to expand, not only the excitement and reconnection to oneself and others, but also to help protect our resources for generations to come.