Mia Sheppard’s love for the outdoors started at an early age, hiking and fishing in the Great Smoky Mountains, Tenn. Her passion for fish and wildlife formed a straight path into field work in fisheries for both the U.S. Forest Service and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.
In the late 90s, she moved to Alaska where she worked aboard commercial fishing boats for a couple years. In 2003 Mia and her husband Marty purchased Little Creek Outfitters, a successful fly-fishing guide service in Oregon.
Mia relishes teaching spey- casting, guiding a person into a steelhead, and educating sportsmen and -women about the importance of safeguarding the beautiful places where we hunt and fish. Mia’s passion for conservation lead her to a position as a John Day River steward for the Native Fish Society in 2007. She volunteers for an educational program called Salmon Watch. Mia is also a mom to a beautiful girl, Tegan, and an avid chukar hunter.
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