Becca K. Powell is no stranger to the outdoors, having spent the summers of her youth in the mountains of North Georgia and hiking the Appalachian Trail; her college years in Boone, NC, camping, hiking, skiing, fishing and rock climbing; and more than a decade working within the Waterkeeper movement.
As development director for the nonprofit Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, Becca works to bring awareness to the river that serves more than 5 million Georgians and sustains one of the south’s most thriving trout fisheries. When she’s not working, she can be found with a fly rod in hand. Some of Becca’s favorite moments are spent traveling with her husband Justin to Belize for bonefish, the Pacific North West in search of steelhead, or the Florida Keys where she’s still dreaming of landing a tarpon on the fly.
Becca’s passion is the environment, and it shows not only through her career, but also her volunteer work. She is on the board of Georgia Women Fly Fishers, and a member of Fly Fishers International and Trout Unlimited. Becca is also an associate editor for DUN Magazine and River Through Atlanta’s first female guide. Becca is proud to be a part of the Orvis family, assisting with the #5050onthewater initiative in the Atlanta market. To follow Becca's adventures both on the river and in the environmental movement, check her out on the gram at @beccakpowell.