Geordie Gillett, Managing Partner
Geordie oversees Grand Targhee Resort, WorldCast Anglers, Victor Valley Market, and a variety of commercial and residential real estate ventures in Teton Valley, Idaho. Geordie received his B.A. from Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont. He received Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Finance degrees from the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado. Geordie and his family live in Alta, Wyoming. He is on the board of Friends of the Teton River and the Teton Valley Foundation.
Mike Dawes, Partner/Guide
Mike joined the WorldCast Anglers management team in November of 2001 and currently serves as the President of the company. His family has deep roots in the world of fly fishing as his grandfather helped found Deep Water Cay Bonefishing Club in the late 50's. With instructors like his grandfather and his dad making sure he got a fast start in angling, Mike has been immersed in the sport since the age of five when he caught his first trout on the fly. A graduate of St. Lawrence University in 1996, Mike moved to Denver, where he received a MBA in Marketing from University of Denver Daniels College of Business in 2000. Mike has been featured on ESPN, ESPN2, ABC, OLN, Fish & Fly Magazine, The Angling Report, ORVIS Catalog, Fly Fishing Trade and others.
Jim Hickey, Partner/Guide
Jim directs WorldCast Anglers outfitting and the Western Rivers Professional Guide School. He also helps host WorldCast Anglers destination trips to locations such as Playa Blanca Mexico and Mongolia.
Jim started fly fishing as a youngster on the rivers of North Carolina and Virginia. After graduating from Hampden-Sydney College in 1993, he moved to Wyoming to begin his professional fishing and guiding career. Jim has enjoyed fishing and experiencing places throughout the World with an angler's perspective.
He is a FFF Certified Casting Instructor, ClackaCraft, Orvis, and Simms ProStaff member, a professional fly tyer, and a former member of the United States Fly Fishing Team. As part of Team USA, Jim competed in the World Fly Fishing Championships in Sweden in 2005 and in Finland in 2007. He has appeared in numerous magazines and catalogs and on TV shows for ESPN, the Outdoor Life Network, and the Outdoor Channel, including the Great Outdoor Games, the Fly Fishing Masters, and Gridiron Outdoors. Some of Jim's awards and accolades include the Silver Medal in the Great Outdoor Games in 2004, Orvis Endorsed Guide of the Year in 2008, first place in the professional division in the Jackson Hole One Fly in 2008, and first place overall and in the professional division in the 2010 One Fly.
Mike Dawkins, Chief Operating Officer/Retail Manager
Mike grew up in Nashville, TN and developed a passion for fishing and hunting at a very young age and began learning to fly-fish for warm water species and TVA Tailwater Trout. While attending Miami University, Mike created and implemented a fly-fishing program for the university's Outdoor Education Center that included clinics, workshops, and trips for students and faculty members and is now listed as a Miami University accredited class. Upon graduation, Mike moved to Jackson Hole, WY and started his career with the Orvis Company, where he was named Orvis "Fishing Manager of the Year" for 2006. Mike oversees all marketing and promotions, retail operations, web and internet functions as well as general operations for the company. Mike is also actively involved in local conservation issues; in fact he is a board member of the Teton Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited and the Jackson Hole Chapter of Ducks Unlimited. When not fishing the local area rivers, Mike can be found chasing upland birds and sitting in a duck blind with his black Labrador retriever, Tui.
C.G. Sipe, Outfitting Manager/Guide
C.G. Sipe grew up in the northern suburbs of Chicago, and developed a passion for fishing at a young age. He spent every summer chasing the many different species of fish in Ontario, Canada where his family has a summer home. He decided to go to the University of Denver for college so that he could fish as much as possible when not at school. After college, C.G. spent 12 years working in the financial services realm; including being a Financial Advisor with Morgan Stanley as well as being a options trader on the Chicago Board of Options Exchange floor for several years. After deciding that he wanted to change careers, C.G. attended our Western Rivers Guide school and became a guide for WorldCast and helped manage our Jackson office. After the 2010 season, C.G. was asked to join the WCA management team, and will serve as our Outfitting Manager. C.G. will help oversee all of our outfitting business and work closely with our guides, staff, and clients to help enhance the WorldCast Anglers experience.
Destination Travel Manager/ Guide
Chris grew up in Princeton, NJ while spending every summer from the age of one until eighteen in the Western Catskill Mountains of upstate New York. Upon learning how to fly fish for bass when he was 10 years old, Chris quickly became intrigued by the famed trout rivers of the region including the Beaverkill, Willowemoc, East and West Branches of the Delaware and the Main Stem of the Delaware. The eight summers spent on these legendary waters cultivated Chris' intense passion for fly fishing which eventually lead him to the Western River's Guide School in the summer of 2010. Chris worked for WorldCast Anglers for two summers while attending Trinity College in Hartford, CT. Upon graduating in 2012, Chris moved to the Jackson Hole area and worked as Assistant Outfitting Manager for WCA. Starting in 2013, Chris will oversee the Destination Travel Department, providing global fishing adventures that meet the same level of expectations as the rest of the WorldCast experience. Chris has traveled to over 25 countries, lived abroad on three different occasions and fished on four continents in his lifetime. Chris has come to value travel and fishing as two of the most fundamental aspects of his life and is thrilled to help others in their pursuit of similar passions.