Outside Media Owner and PR Director, Trout TV Owner and Co-Host, Fly Fishing Guide at Glacier Anglers
Hilary grew up at the west entrance of Glacier National Park in Montana. Even at a young age, she felt more connected to the area’s wild rivers, lakes and creeks than to its mountains or forests. And the Flathead River’s native westslope cutthroat trout enchanted her more than grizzly bears or mountain goats. When a boy down the road taught her how to fly fish in seventh grade, she vowed to always be near rivers, no matter what. She started guiding whitewater rafting and fly fishing trips as a teenager and continued through college. After getting a degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Montana, Hilary worked as a television news anchor and reporter in Missoula, Montana and Portland, Oregon for more than a decade before moving back home to Glacier Country for good with her husband and young daughters. Today Hilary is co-host of the network television fly fishing show, Trout TV, a program produced by the marketing firm she owns and operates alongside her husband, Shane. The marketing company, Outside Media, also represents fly fishing brands including Montana Fly Company, Glacier Anglers and Tordrillo Mountain Lodge as well as other key ski and outdoor industry brands including Salomon, Suunto, Alta Ski Area and Easton Mountain Products. Through her outdoor industry occupation, Trout TV and proximity to Glacier National Park, Hilary has been exposed to conservation issues that have driven her to pursue connections with people and companies dedicated to habitat restoration and environmental sustainability. She is also passionate about the nonprofit organizations Project Healing Waters and Casting for Recovery. And she enjoys being a volunteer instructor for Glacier Anglers’ Fun on the Fly youth retreat. Hilary enjoys skiing with her daughters, trail running in the woods and being bellied up to the brewery in her beloved hometown of Columbia Falls, Montana.
At fishpond, we have a passion for creating products that stretch the boundaries of traditional product design and set new standards for functionality. With our roots firmly planted in our core fishing market, we have expanded our portfolio of products to include several new items targeting the outdoor adventure travel and lifestyle segments.
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