Eric Camfield: President
With a passion for God, people, and the outdoors, Eric has dedicated his life to helping people grow in their journeys of life and faith. Eric serves as pastor at a large multisite church outside of Chicagoland and is the builder of the Altar Fly Fishing vision and organization, bringing some of the best anglers, destinations and faith-shaping experiences together in Altar Retreats.
Through the great lens of fishing, Eric shares his insight on a variety of topics including leadership, teamwork, culture, personal growth and how the teaching of the Bible intersect our lives in down-to-earth ways.
Eric also serves as a professional life coach helping people reach their full potential in life and faith by achieving the goals and visions God has placed on their hearts.
Jason Randall: Fishing Director
Jason’s credits much of his passion for fishing to his father. “Some of my earliest and happiest memories involve fishing,” he recalls. “I remember many trips to Canada or Minnesota for pike and small mouth.” As a young man, he learned fly fishing from other mentors.
The blessings we receive are meant to be passed on to others, so to share his passion and knowledge, in 2002, Jason began a career as an outdoor writer with feature articles appearing regularly in American Angler, as well as Fly Fisherman, Eastern Fly Fishing, Northwest Fly Fishing and many other outdoor magazines. He has recently joined Fly Tyer as a feature writer. His first book, ‘Moving Water: A Fly Fisher’s Guide to Currents’ was released in 2012 by Stackpole/Headwater books. It studies the effect of current on trout, their prey species and our angling presentation. His second book ‘Feeding Time: A Fly Fisher’s Guide to What, Where and When Trout Eat’, was released in August of 2013. It focuses on matching your fishing strategies to the trout’s feeding strategies, especially when targeting large trout. In 2014, the third book in the ‘Fly Fisher’s Guide’ trilogy was released- ‘Trout Sense; A Fly Fisher’s Guide to What Trout See, Hear and Smell’, which offers anglers an opportunity to know more about the quarry they seek. In April 2017, Jason’s fourth book was released from Stackpole/ Headwaters Books. Titled ‘Nymph Masters; Fly Fishing Secrets from Expert Anglers’, this book explores the depths of nymph fishing and advanced nymph fishing techniques.
In 2017, Jason joined Luminaries Bob Clouser, Ed Jaworowski, the late Lefty Kreh and many others on the TFO National Advisory Team. Jason appears and presents at shows, clubs and events throughout the North America.
Nathan Flowers: Field Staff
Nathan is an avid outdoorsman and family man, passionate about God and coming closer to Him through this magnificent playground He has created for us. He lives with his wife, daughter, and three sons in the mountains of Colorado.
In his 20 years of guiding and ministry with Young Life, Nathan has seen the importance of getting away from the craziness of life time and time again. Every year, experience continues to reinforce the value of connecting with the Creator in the outdoors, and Nathan’s greatest joy is helping others enter into those same life- giving experiences.
As a husband and father to four kids full-time, plus many more who have landed in his house for days or months, Nathan has learned the importance of time with your children. He desires to create an adventure for you to take time to truly see your child or the child you mentor in a new light, taking intentional time to speak into their identity and who God created them to be.
Altar Fly Fishing Advisory Team
To merge faith and fly fishing, we needed spiritual leaders as well as fishing experts to shape Altar’s fishing experiences. In 2019, the Fishing Advisory Team took form and has greatly influenced fishing opportunities, linking the fly fishing community, and leverages their expertise and experience to ensure quality fishing experiences. Check out their fishing opportunities and contributions to our fly fishing sport.
Dave Blackburn: Montana
Dave Blackburn’s Kootenai Angler
Jo Randall: Illinois
Photographer, World-traveled fly angler, Altar's Women’s Fly Fishing Champion
Evan Randall: Illinois
Driftless Region expert, Fishing Guide and Attorney