We are happy to answer any questions you might have. Please note each team member’s communication preferences and be aware that:

  • We don’t constantly monitor incoming messages. We check them 2-3 times per week.
  • We do not monitor social media messages or text messages, and as such they won’t be responded to.
  • We’re sometimes off the grid for several weeks at a time, and as such you may not hear back from us for a while. We will eventually get back to you

Tim Smith, Founder & Honcho
Tim’s communication preferences: email, Signal App for voice or text.
Signal Username: Tim_Smith.14
Mail: PO Box 77, Ashland, ME 04732

Paul Sveum, Fly Fishing School Director
Paul’s communication preference: email.
Phone: 715-209-0192
Mail: 28 Abol Trail, Pittston ME 04345

Rick Swain, Lead Medical Instructor
Rick’s communication preference: email.

Andres “Oz” Ospina, Instructor
Oz’s communication preference: phone.
Phone: (928) 245-3899

School Mailing Address:
Jack Mountain Bushcraft School
PO Box 77
Ashland, ME 04732
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