Our Team

It only makes sense that you would want to meet the captains of the Freedom Fishing Foundation ship. Each board member has a direct connection to military service and several of our board members have suffered as a result of their service.

They volunteer their time because they know firsthand just how challenging it can be and they want to help others. We know going fishing won’t magically fix everything, but we also believe in the power of time in nature and a good fishing buddy.

We love fishing and helping vets and their families!

 

 

 

 

Meet Our Team

Ben Elfelt

Ben Elfelt

President

US NAVY, SEABEE’S

“Freedom Fishing Foundation allows me to share the sport of fishing with people who may not otherwise have means to go.”

Eric Anderson

Eric Anderson

Founding Director

Eric is out fishing!

Jim Flermoen

Jim Flermoen

Founding Director

Jim’s story is on the way!

Dorothy Radermacher

Dorothy Radermacher

Community Development & Fundraising

More to come!

Mike Anderson

Mike Anderson

Director of Marketing

Coming Soon!

Zach Abbott

Zach Abbott

Fishing Operations

Zach is currently serving the Minnesota Army National Guard as an Indirect Fire Infantryman. I decided to join Freedom Fishing Foundation after my deployment to the Horn of Africa. Freedom Fishing Foundation is a great outlet for me to connect with other veterans and service members while participating in my favorite hobby, fishing. I enjoy a variety of fishing activities, but I often find myself doing a lot of offshore largemouth bass fishing North East of the metro area. I also have a Bachelor’s in Conservation from River Falls, so outdoor activities and things of that nature have always interested me.

 

Gregg Campbell

Gregg Campbell

Business Operations

Gregg served over 20 years in the Army Reserve as a Horizontal Construction and Combat Engineer. He deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan before retiring as First Sergeant for HHC 372nd Engineer Brigade at Ft. Snelling, MN. Gregg is a life-long educator and lives “up north” with his wife and two kids. Joining Freedom Fishing Foundation allows him to pursue two of his greatest passions; supporting fellow Vets and fishing.