Beverly is Vice President for Volunteer Operations at Trout Unlimited, where she has been working for over a decade. Before her TU days, Beverly worked for a local conservation organization and for a short time at the Orvis Jackson Hole store, where she met her husband and many of her best friends. Marrying her two passions, conservation and fishing, she’s working her dream job helping TU volunteers across the country implement the TU mission locally. When not behind her desk or on the road for work, Beverly can be found exploring the wild country of Wyoming and Idaho with her husband, Shawn; two daughters, Virginia and Harriet; and Springer Spaniel, Pants.
Fishing, for Beverly, is much more than a sport. It’s connecting. There’s no better way to get to know someone than to spend a day on a drift boat with them. For so many of us, our best friends are our fishing friends, and Beverly is no exception. She explains that fishing connects her to nature as an active participant, something she feels results in a deeper connection than just observing it. Plus, fishing connects communities. It’s that feeling of being “at home” when you walk into a fly shop, whether that’s in West Yellowstone or in Heber Springs, Arkansas. It’s the casual conversations with folks carrying fly rods through the airport. And, it’s those early Saturday mornings picking up trash with your TU chapter on your local stream. Fishing connects us.