With over 20 years of experience as a leader in the tech sector, Trout has a diverse breadth of knowledge and expertise managing internet technologies, infrastructure, digital strategy and software development. Trout is co-founder and managing partner at Catch Fly Fishing where he is responsible for all things financial and technical. His philanthropic heart has led him to assist many NGOs and presently sits on the board of directors for Spokane Falls Chapter Trout Unlimited as the chapter President. Trout is ex-officio staff and supports all things technical at Fighter Country Partnership/Fighter Country Foundation who support the men, women, families, and mission of Luke Air Force Base. Additionally, he’s a life member in the Blue Blazer Squadron (was an Honorary Command Chief of the 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona) and is currently an honorary commander alumnus at Fairchild Air Force Base with the 336 Training Support Squadron (SERE). In his spare cycles he enjoys spending time outside with his wife and dog, being at the helm of his ceramic smoker overseeing the preparation of delicious meats, mountain biking, fat biking, alpine skiing, rucking, and of course, fly fishing in the Great Pacific Northwest, Idaho, and Montana.