Over the next few weeks we’re going to be highlighting members of our Board of Directors who are seeking re-election, or will be continuing their current term after the 2018 election this October 12th. If you are a current AFFTA member and want to join other industry leaders in shaping the future of fly fishing for generations to come, consider running for the AFFTA Board. Submit your bio before Friday, September 21st. All details can be found here.
Jen Ripple grew up on a small private lake in Wisconsin. Spending all of her formative years diving the waters of the Midwest, it is no wonder it’s in her blood. Currently, she is the Principal of Fly Squared Media, a company that publishes a number of magazines in the outdoor industry with an emphasis on the fly fishing lifestyle. She is most known as the Owner and Editor-in-Chief of DUN Magazine, the international women’s fly fishing magazine. In addition to these positions, she is a member of the Board of Directors for Fly Fishers International. When not on the water, she spends her time empowering women in fly fishing through speaking engagements nationwide and teaching fly casting and fly tying clinics. She is an avid conservationist, who devotes her free time to conservation efforts through nonprofits. A sounding-board for women in our sport, Jen has created a home base for women worldwide to connect and engage in the art of fly fishing. She is wrapping up the first year of a three year term.
Why is AFFTA Board service important to you (personally and professionally)?
Serving on the AFFTA Board allows me to put a voice to the media aspect of our sport. In addition, it gives women-owned businesses in our sport and additional voice. Personally, I love that being part of the AFFTA Board allows me to meet and interact with other like-minded individuals who love fly fishing and want to see our sport move forward.
What work is AFFTA doing as an organization that gets you excited?
AFFTA is doing great work in a number of arenas that excite me. Our sport is very conservation-minded and seeing AFFTA take a stand on conservation efforts is important to me.