SmithFly is growing!
If you've called in an order or maybe even stopped by to see some of this stuff in person you may have met one of our team members. We have been slowly adding new team members to keep up with orders and production.
Jules is SmithFly's office manager and guru of all things detail oriented. She has a deep level of experience from her time managing the front of house and back of house operations at an electrical and lighting business. Prior to that she spent a great deal of time administrating the ins and outs of our local philanthropic operation the Troy Foundation. Jules does her best to keep the wheels on SmithFly amidst a seemingly never ending tornado of receipts and shipping documents. She is active in local civic organizations like Troy Noon Optimists and Troy Community Works. When she isn't chatting with fly fisherman and customers here at SmithFly HQ she likes to spend time with her family and can be found dancing Salsa at Fountain Square.
Devin is an active reservist in the Air Force and owner of Molle Monkey Tactical. In the funny way things happen Devin stopped in one day looking for a place that had a bar tacker on site to finish up some of his products when his tacker was down for maintenance. He recently moved his sewing machines into SmithFly HQ and now works part time for SmithFly and part time on his own line of products. We are excited about the future potential of collaborations and new products we can produce in house with his expertise.
If you've run into SmithFly at any trade shows there is a good chance you've met De Smith helping out in the booth. In addition to being Ethan's dad and offering unending moral support and or reality checks, De helps run the operation day to day taking care of everything from boat deliveries and shipping duties to making sure the rafts are fitted out and in tip-top shape before heading out to our customers. De is a bit of a local legend in Troy having run his own law practice in Troy for 40 years. He is still currently licensed to practice law and admitted in Federal court though he tends to spend more days now drilling holes in aluminum raft frames. He spent eight years as the President of Miami County chapter of Habitat for Humanity. He currently serves on the Board of Garden Manor and as a Ruling Elder at First Presbyterian Church Troy. His talents are many and his level of energy and commitment to helping SmithFly succeed as big as ever.