Teresa Barber – UWOTF Blog Author
Teresa lives in Colorado Springs, CO. While she grew up on the beach, she is whole heartedly a mountain girl these days. After nearly a decade of military service with multiple tours overseas, some unexpected injuries, and a lengthy healing process, she began to pursue a new career path in fly fishing while working in business and marketing. She was 4 the first time she had a fly rod in her hand in the Sierra Nevada mountains and about 8 the first time she helped tie a purple woolybugger (which she caught a fish on the next day). However, the interest faded until after college, and then after her first assignment overseas in the military, it really took hold. Throughout the next several years, fly fishing became part of her healing both physically and mentally from experiences in the military. Her interest in guiding began as a result of taking other service members fishing and eventually guiding and mentoring for Project Healing Waters, which she is still very involved in. She’s continuing to work towards transitioning to full time guiding in 2020.