Most of my professional life has been spent playing Doc Holliday to the Wyatt Earps of the fish and wildlife conservation world.
- Deputy Director of the Marine Fish Conservation Network.
- Fly fishing guide and instructor for Mossy Creek Fly Fishing.
- Key grip, trout wrangler and chief blogger here at Middle River Dispatches.
In January of 2017, I joined the Marine Fish Conservation Network as the deputy director. The Marine Fish Conservation Network is a coalition of commercial and recreational fishing associations, regional and national conservation groups, aquaria, and marine science organizations dedicated to defending and strengthening our primary federal fisheries law, the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, in order to sustain abundant fish populations, healthy marine ecosystems, and thriving fishing communities. Learn more.
Prior to that, I was the executive director of the Outdoor Writers Association of American. After leaving, I was elected to sit on OWAA’s board where I serve as treasurer.
Before that I worked in Washington, DC’s government relations game.
Most of my “pro-bono” time goes to being a board member of the American Fly Fishing Trade Association.
Whenever I can I guide for Mossy Creek Fly Fishing, in and around the picturesque mountain streams and spring creeks here in the Shenandoah Valley.
I am also an award winning freelance writer.
In Garden and Gun article: Whisper Fishing
In the Orvis News: 5 Questions with Tom Sadler: Seeing the Fly-Fishing Industry from the Inside
On the Eat More Brook Trout blog: 20 Questions: Tom Sadler