A 20-plus year veteran of the fly fishing and outdoor industries, Brooks honed his talents running stores for Patagonia where he was responsible for helping to pilot the largest expansion of the company’s direct to consumer business in it’s storied history, all while keeping his hands in helping steer funding to fisheries and coldwater conservation through working with Patagonia’s environmental initiatives. After relocating to Montana in 2020, Brooks started his own consulting business operating in the climate sphere as part of the Fly Fishing Climate Alliance and came on board with YDCCF in November. Brooks has been an avid fly angler for over 30 years, and loves plying small streams for wild native fish. He is also a writer and is currently working on his first book. He lives in Livingston with his wife and son.