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.
Tom Melvin is the Director of Sales for Bozeman, Montana-based Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures, a fly-fishing booking agency specializing in destination angling and travel. For the past seven years, in addition to overseeing sales and marketing programs at Yellow Dog, Tom has also developed and managed the company’s Alaska, Kamchatka and Iceland programs. He’s in his first of a three year term on the Board.
Why is AFFTA Board service important to you (personally and professionally)
Serving on the AFFTA board is a great way to give back to the fly fishing community and focus on growing all aspects of the industry. It has allowed me to not only bring a voice forward for the guide, outfitting and travel community, but also be directly involved in the growth of all sectors of the fly fishing industry.
What work is AFFTA doing as an organization that gets you excited?
AFFTA has always had a strong ethos and focused efforts on fisheries sustainability, along with taking a stance on policies that anglers and recreationalists care about. I am excited about the work that the Fisheries Fund has been involved with, along with the move of the IFTD trade show heading to Denver in the fall of 2019.