COP House Fishing Crew
Who We Are
The Cop House Fishing Crew is a 5 month program with the intent on teaching kids to fish. The program will start with learning basic skills on how to use fishing equipment safely and effectively and will continue with taking the participants on fishing trips. The program will be taught and organized by members of the St. Cloud Police Department Community Engagement division working in close partnership with the fishing for life organization.
Our goal is to provide mentorship to St. Cloud area youth as well as teach them valuable skills that will lead them to be safe and effective fisherman. The program is free to all and equipment will be provided.
I grew up near Willmar Minnesota and lived near several lakes. My grandfather loves to fish, and I learned most of what I know from him. I fished throughout my childhood where I learned about ice fishing, spearing, bow fishing, and fly fishing. I was able to participate in several fishing leagues throughout high school. Also, in middle and high school I was able to go on several boundary waters trips where I learned wilderness camping and canoeing skills. I went to St. Cloud State University for Criminal Justice and started my Law Enforcement Career in Duluth Minnesota. I moved Saint Cloud Police Department in 2016 and joined the community engagement division in 2019. I am not the best fisherman, but it is something I enjoy doing with family and friends. I am one of the event organizers and am happy to answer any questions you might have about the Cop House Fishing Crew program.
I grew up in Portage, Wisconsin near the Wisconsin Dells. Through my younger years I was able to come to Brainerd, MN multiple times on fishing trips and also made it to Lake of the Woods a few times. I went to St. Cloud State University for Criminal Justice. While in school I was a reserve officer for the St. Cloud Police Department. I started as a full-time officer for the department in 2016. I recently joined the Community Engagement Division. I love the outdoors and spend a lot of my time in the north woods of Minnesota. I am excited to be involved in the program and ready to get out in the outdoors with all the kids joining the program.
I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from St Cloud State University. I have been working as a Police Officer with the St Cloud Police Department for over five years. Recently, I have transitioned to the role of Housing Redevelopment Authority (HRA) Officer, working under the Community Engagement Division. In this position, I work primarily with the local HRA properties, tenants, and staff to ensure a safe, healthy, and productive community. Being a part of the COP House Fishing Crew has allowed me to work directly with the youth of the St Cloud community. Fishing is a huge part of my personal life; it allows me to enjoy time outside and quality time with family and friends. I am thrilled to be able to share this hobby with some of the youth from the local area.