Considered Alaska’s leading female fly fishing instructor, fly tier and fishing guide, “Pudge” provides exceptional on-the-water fly fishing instruction and guided trips for women and couples throughout Alaska. A retired professor and lawyer, she’s the contributing editor for Fish Alaska Magazine, an author of four books, and makes appearances in PBS’s Alaska Magazine Television series. Pudge has worked to help found Alaska’s Casting for Recovery program.
Worked as a teacher in both middle and high school
Earned a master of social work degree (MSW)
Worked as an Associate Professor of Social Work at the University of Alaska, Anchorage
Ongoing work as a legislative lobbyist
Retired professor and attorney
Owner of Women’s Flyfishing®, Anchorage, Alaska
Author of Pacific Salmon Flies: New Ties & Old Standbys, Fly Fishing for Alaska's Arctic Grayling: Sailfish of the North, River Girls: Fly Fishing for Young Women, and Fly Fishing Women Explore Alaska