Your Pro Fisher is a trusted organization that conducts research on American fish stocks and provides critical data to resource managers. We are a national network of recreational anglers committed to the sustainable use of our Nation’s fisheries resources.
Our mission is to provide science-based information and recommendations to policymakers and the public that will ensure the long-term conservation of our Nation’s fisheries resources.
Kevin Powell (Founder & CEO)
Kevin Powell is a 35-year-old American who has been fishing since he was a child. He founded Your Pro Fisher in 2006 with the goal of providing accurate, up-to-date information on fish stocks to recreational anglers and policymakers.
Today, Kevin is one of the leading experts on American fish stocks and their management.
Phil Seedhouse (Writer)
Phil Seedhouse is a 30-year-old scientist who has been with Your Pro Fisher since 2008. He is our lead scientist and manages our research programs.
Phil Seedhouse has a Ph.D. in fisheries science from the University of Washington and his research has been published in several scientific journals.
Mick Ryan (Content Specialist & SEO)
Mick Ryan is a 26-year-old content specialist and SEO expert. He joined Your Pro Fisher in 2013 and has been instrumental in our growth.
Mick Ryan has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and his work has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and USA Today.
Hobbies: Creative Writing, Hiking, Camping
Barry Hilton ( Writer)
Barry Hilton is the heartbeat of Your Pro Fisher. He is a 27-year-old writer who has been with the organization since 2014.
Barry Hilton has a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of California, Berkeley and her work has been published on our website and in our monthly newsletter.
Hobbies: Reading, Yoga, Cooking
Joe Northgarden (Writer)
Joe Northgarden is a 28-year-old writer who joined Your Pro Fisher in 2020.
Joe Northgarden has a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Washington and his work has been published on our website and in our monthly newsletter.
Hobbies: Tree Planting, Running, Biking, Soccer
Mike Burnside (Writer)
Mike Burnside is a 34-year-old American who has been fishing since he was a child. He join Your Pro Fisher in 2021 with the goal of providing accurate, up-to-date information on fish stocks to recreational anglers and policymakers.
Today, Mike is one of the leading experts fishing content writer and editor for Your Pro Fisher. He has also written for other fishing publications.
Hobbies: Fishing, of course!, Spending time with his family, and playing video games.