Fishing 4 First Leadership

Meet Our Board of Directors

Fishing 4 First Responders is an all volunteer organization
These heros have graciously donated their time and effort to this great organization and the cause of fighting PTSD and other Stress Related Illnesses. Without our Volunteer Board of Directors, We would not be able to continue our mission. These fine men and women are the backbone of who we are.
All our Front Line Volunteers are or have been First Responders or an immediate family member to a First Responder.
No matter your service you are guaranteed to be fishing with someone who knows where you are, where you have been and is willing to jump into that hole to help you out to get you where you are going.

President, Founder 

Byron Saltzgiver 
Byron had a long distinguished career as a Volunteer Firefighter for Snohomish County FD 5 serving Sultan, WA and surrounding area.   
Byron is an avid outdoorsman with both Hunting and Fishing Byron has a vast knowledge of the Snohomish River system and is an experienced Drift Boat Oarsman 

Vice President/Prostaff

Glenn Clemens
Glenn comes to us as a 10 year veteran Volunteer Firefighter and retired Merchant Mariner working on Oil Rigs around the world. 
Glenn regularly fishes and crabs the waters of central and northern Puget Sound.
He is an accomplished bank fisherman as well, fishing from the beaches at the Hood Canal Bridge, and sometimes Marrowstone Point

Chairman of the Board



Stephanie Saltzgiver

Secretary / PIO


Meet our Chaplains and Crisis Intervention Team

We are pleased to introduce our Chaplains, Peer Advocates and
CIT (Crisis Intervention Team) Members

If you are ever in need please contact them by sending us an Email to
[email protected] Subject: Chaplain Help

Chief Chaplain

Jeff Bearce 
Jeff is an active chaplain with the Puget Sound Fire Department and Kent Police Department He also serves on the Peer Support Team having received IAFF training in both Peer Support and Advanced Peer Support. His credentials also include being a Certified Trauma Professional and Certified Compassion Fatigue Professional. Amongst his degrees Jeff is a graduate of Northwest University in Kirkland, WA. He has been a church pastor and is a licensed minister attending Northwest Foursquare Church in Federal Way, WA. Having been born and raised in Washington.  Jeff started fishing at 4 years old and has fished in every corner of Washington. Jeff is also one of our Prostaff and proud owner of an 18.5’ North River Seahawk for inland saltwater and large lakes; and a 14’ Tracker Guide for small to medium lakes. Over the years Jeff has readily shared his fishing knowledge with many people including participating in events sponsored by ‘Cast for Kids’ and ‘Wounded Warriors’. ‘Fishing 4 First Responders’ seems to be a perfect intersection of his love for fishing, his education and real life experience, and his service to his community and first responders. 

Assistant Chief Chaplain

Ken is retired as the chaplain for the Spokane Valley Fire Department, and coordinator for the Spokane Regional Critical Incident Stress Management Team. He has spent 24 years in the fire service wearing numerous hats: Code Enforcement Officer, Training and Safety Officer, and Safety and Operations Officer, to include the last 9 as department chaplain, he retired in 2007, and has served primarily as chaplain since. While still a career firefighter, Ken completed his B.T. from Christian Life School of Theology, and has also served as senior pastor at his home church following his retirement as a career firefighter. In 2012, Ken attended the Police & Fire Chaplain Training Academy in Burien, WA, at the State Criminal Justice Training Commission and completed the course of study for both fire and police chaplains. In 2013, his congregation decided to merge with another congregation, leaving Ken to seek what assignment God had for him next, which led him to his current position as chaplain for the Spokane Valley Fire Department. He has since founded the non-profit Inland Northwest Fire Chaplains, which along with serving those that serve, their families, and those they meet along the way, they also reach out to the many departments in the region and assist their command staff in setting up a chaplain program, and assisting in finding the right person, and getting them equipped for the work of "Chaplain." Ken is also a veteran of the United States Air Force, where he served as a Missile Facility Technician on the Minuteman III ICBM Weapon System.

Introducing your Sr. Prostaff

Our Sr. Prostaff work tirelessly to provide the best possible environment for our First Responders under the leadership of the National Sr. Prostaff and Board of Directors

Our Sr. Prostaff are responsible for recruiting new members and
volunteers who are essential to the success of the organization 

Team Atlantic Sr. Prostaff

Jarvis Flint 

Team New England Sr. Prostaff

Position OPEN

Team Central Sr. Prostaff

Chris M. Gibons 

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Team Rocky Mountain Sr. Prostaff

Position OPEN

Team Pacific Sr. Prostaff

Position Open

National Sr. Prostaff

Position Open

This position oversees all regional and State Sr. Prostaff and National day to day functions.
This position reports directly to the president.