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Xander Amero

Fly Shop Retail Sales

Xander Amero

Fly Shop Retail Sales

Xander grew up in the fly fishing Mecca of New Canaan, Connecticut. He has been fishing the rivers and lakes of Montana for the last fifteen years. He comes to Fins and Feathers after a brief fly-by at Colorado State University, where he studied a wee bit of business. Xander can be found in the shop and guiding on the river, where he has great enthusiasm for catching fish in whatever way the conditions demand, but especially on big streamers. He has traveled extensively to chase fish. Some of his favorite destinations are Mongolia, New Zealand, Bolivia, Belize, and the Seychelles. 

 

Teagan Jendro

Retail and Local Marketing Coordinator

Teagan Jendro

Retail and Local Marketing Coordinator

Teagan Jendro is a Montana native, growing up in Helena he developed his passion for fishing on the Missouri River. The MO turned him into a bit of a dry fly purist and he refuses to use an indicator from the time the first BWO hatches in the Spring until the last one hatches late in the Fall. He graduated from MSU with a degree in Fish & Wildlife Ecology and Management where his favorite class was, to no surprise, ichthyology. Teagan is constantly in search of challenging fishing opportunities and new waters. His favorite fish to target include big browns on small dries, carp, and redfish.

Steven Rendle

Retail Operations Manager

Steven Rendle

Retail Operations Manager

Steven is the general manager of our Bozeman-based fly shop. Originally from South Carolina, he moved here in an attempt to pursue the mountain lifestyle only to be drawn to a life on the water. One of the “fishiest” anglers in Bozeman, he has a special talent for getting fish on just about any fly patterns and color you’ll ever see. He’s always working hard to ensure anglers continue to come back to our Yellow Dog fly shop with stories of more, and bigger fish than the rest of us.

 

Josh Callihan

Bahamas Program Director

Josh Callihan

Bahamas Program Director

Josh grew up at the base of the Smoky Mountains in East Tennessee. He groomed his fly fishing skills in area freestones and tail-waters for trout, smallmouth, and striper. After college, he decided to join the navy. He took his fly rods with him on many adventures and became obsessed with traveling to fish until an unfortunate injury forced him to retire from service. This is when he began his career in the fly fishing industry.

Guiding in seven states from Alaska to North Carolina, he began developing fly fishing programs for luxury lodges. He became the fly fishing director for Blackberry Farm and Mountain in Tennessee, growing it into the largest lodge operation in the country. From there, he found himself at another Relais and Chateaux property outside of Telluride in Colorado, where he developed an in-house guide program for all activities at the resort.

Josh has been in Bozeman for two years, managing the lodging sales and outfitter at Montana Angler. He has hosted trips worldwide and fell in love with the Caribbean during his travels. He has spent extensive time in the Caribbean between Belize, Honduras, and the Bahamas.

Josh brings experience in not only fly fishing but luxury travel as well. You will find him volunteering for nonprofit organizations for disabled veterans when he is not in the office. When planning your next adventure, don’t hesitate to contact Josh for guidance in booking your Bahamas vacation!

Sam Mebane

Mexico Program Director

Sam Mebane

Mexico Program Director

Sam grew up in the mountains of western North Carolina, where he spent almost all of his time in the outdoors. His passion for fishing led him to Wyoming, where he worked as a fly-fishing guide all throughout college. After graduation, he moved to Wyoming full-time, where he began to dedicate the rest of his career to the fishing industry. Since then, Sam has had extensive fishing industry experience working for the likes of WorldCast Anglers, Jackson Hole Fly-Fishing School, Rock Creek Anglers, Orvis, Simms Fishing Products, and two lodges in Patagonia, Argentina. He has also fished throughout the Yucatan and is eager to help others experience the excitement of traveling and fishing in Mexico. Sam brings a world of fishing knowledge, logistical expertise, and contagious passion to our team and will work tirelessly to ensure you have a lifetime trip. Sam enjoys seeking out live music and skiing all around Montana and Wyoming when not on the water.

Heather Ready

Travel Insurance Specialist

Heather Ready

Travel Insurance Specialist

Heather is a woman consumed by wanderlust, so her career must involve tourism, travel, and fly fishing. Heather started her career working for a fly fishing magazine over 15 years ago, which led her to a career that took her around the world, managing a fly-fishing lodge in Russia, planning fishing and diving trips for travelers in Belize, and lastly as the Director of Sales for a luxury guest ranch in Montana, Heather’s life revolves around adventure. 

She’s a people person with the skills and knowledge to manage the needs of her clients with remarkable ease and enthusiasm. With over a decade of experience working in the tourism and recreation industry, her focus is on client relations and troubleshooting to research and follow-through; she’s got every step of the process covered, covering every detail along the way. And although she loves to explore the far reaches of the planet, her heart is right here in Montana. 

Aaron Wood

Digital Content Marketing Coordinator

Aaron Wood

Digital Content Marketing Coordinator

Aaron is originally from North Carolina but relocated to Charleston, SC, from Appalachia in 2013. Over the years, he pursued a career that would somehow combine his three greatest passions: fly fishing, travel, and writing. With publications spanning the outdoor space, including The Drake, The Fly Fish Journal, Fly Fisherman, Tail, Shallow Water Angler, and more, Aaron’s ambitions paid off with the Digital Content Marketing Coordinator role at Yellow Dog.

A husband and father, Aaron treasures spending time with his wife, son, and two german pointers. A saltwater fiend, he considers Belize, Mexico, and The Bahamas to be his “happy place,” both for the fishing and their respective cultures. In his free time, he can be found tying flies or fishing in The Lowcountry or nearby Appalachia.

 

 

Evan Seitz

Financial Controller

Evan Seitz

Financial Controller

Evan, a native Detroiter, serves as Yellow Dog’s Financial Controller. He brings a unique & diverse background to the team. An entrepreneur, former college professor at Texas A&M University, and sustainable tourism researcher, he has contributed to various published articles and facilitated meetings with the Vietnamese National Administration of Tourism.

To date, he has spent most of his finance career at ski areas, with stops at Telluride Ski Resort & Sugar Bowl in Lake Tahoe. His passion for recreation, pushing his comfort zone & living in mountain communities is evident. 

Outside of work, you can find him on the river, mountain biking, or attempting to perform stand-up comedy.

Haley Roberts

Program Administrator

Haley Roberts

Program Administrator

Haley is the Program Administrator for the Mexico and Canada programs at Yellow Dog. Haley is a sixth-generation Montanan who grew up in the state’s capital, Helena. She attended both the University of Montana- Helena, and Montana State University earning an Associates of Applied Science. She joins our team with almost 10 years of banking experience. When she isn’t working enjoys skiing, camping, fishing, rafting, and hiking with her husband, Tony, and fur baby Mila.  

Chris Scott

Program Administrator

Chris Scott

Program Administrator

Chris is the Program Administrator for Cuba and South America. Originally from Scottsdale, Arizona, he grew up in the Rockies of Colorado. He graduated from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado with a degree in Art, Art History, and Archaeology. His professional background within the small business and non-profit industries have instilled the importance of customer care. Chris and his wife, Eryn have since moved to Bozeman to be closer to family and the outdoor places they love. You can usually find Chris out on a trail or on the river. He enjoys trail running, XC skiing, backpacking, and of course, traveling the world. Relatively new to flyfishing, Chris is lucky to have married into a family of outstanding fly fishermen who has patiently taught him everything he knows!

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