Faith Briggs moved to Portland, Oregon, from Brooklyn, New York and immediately fell in love with fly-fishing upon getting involved with Soul River Inc., a non-profit organization that brings veterans and inner-city youth together into the outdoors through fly fishing and conservation education. A runner and cyclist, she found fishing a very different kind of recreation, but an amazing reminder to slow down and reconnect with the life cycles around her. The opportunity to travel to Kamchatka, Russia, with Columbia Sportswear definitely spoiled her for the rest of her life, but she recently caught her first Oregon trout and that was just as special. Faith is a Brown Folks Fishing ambassador and very proud to be reclaiming space and representing a legacy of diverse folks spending time immersed in our nation’s beautiful rivers. Both her grandparents were avid anglers and it’s been exciting for her to reconnect with that family tradition.