About the Fish and Explore Team



Hi, my name is John and I have been an ambassador for the great outdoors for my entire life.  Be it taking a school friend on a first fishing trip or sharing many a found snake or frog with my fortunate sister (hey, as long as it isn’t a spider she’s cool), playing outdoors has always been a passion for me.  Fish and Explore has been in the making for years – since I introduced my son and daughter to what I enjoy most – fishing and exploring! Look around the site and see what we have to offer – Birthday Parties, Summer and Weekend Camps, Fishing Trips, Field Trips, Individual, Group and Private Lessons!





IMG_9948-e1422895084222-768x1024Matt has been interested in nature and animals his entire life, especially insects, spiders and snakes. He grew up in Austin, Texas and moved to Virginia to attend George Mason University. While there he earned B.S. in biology and had the opportunity to collect data on streams and lakes all over Northern Virginia.  For the last few years he has been teaching Fairfax County students about aquatic bugs and the ways humans affect the environment. He loves to spend his free time outdoors  hiking, swimming and exploring.








Billy-PicBilly has over 30 years of experience as a trip leader, environmental educator, soccer coach and mentor. He is currently certified as a Wilderness First Responder, and has a Red Cross Bundle 5 Waterfront certification. He was born and raised in Northern Virginia, exploring many of the tributaries feeding the Potomac River. He spent 10 years as a Whitewater Kayak instructor in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. He is an expert ropes course facilitator and is fully trained as a top-roper rock climbing site manager.








My name is Brendan and I have always had a passion for the outdoors. I was taught to fish by my father when I was 5 years old. Over the years I have expanded my fishing from catching bluegill in a pond to trying out every type of fishing that I can. I have explored many of the creeks, ponds, lakes and rivers in Northern Virginia over my years of fishing. In addition to fishing I enjoy hiking, kayaking, and swimming. Fish and Explore has given me a way to share my passion for the outdoors.