By Laurie Lane
Meet WSCTU board member Rich Fahey, originally from Oakland, California. His first job was as a volunteer for the Peace Corps, which explains why Rich is great as Chair of our Volunteer Programs. As a Boy Scout in 1958, he learned to fly fish. On a trip to Uganda during his youth he unknowingly fished with 15 foot crocodiles in the water! He went on to eventually become a partner in Vorys Law firm in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Rich followed his kids to Montana, where he is serious about protecting Missoula’s fine fisheries for future generations. His quote is below and, to read it is to understand what kind of person he is. Genuine and kind, I’ve paired him with the grayling. Thank you Rich for being part of TU!
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” Theadore Roosevelt