Store Manager: Denise Torres
I come to Orvis with 27 years of store management experience under my belt in the retail apparel industry. My retail background is with Dress Barn and Bath & Body Works. I am very connected with the Orvis values which is why I am excited about the opportunity to give you the best experience while shopping in our store. I immediately immersed myself into the Orvis brand and culture by taking the FF101 class in which I had a blast and can't wait to do some real fishing. I have a love for dogs and have a black lab named Miya. She thinks she is a lap dog and I let her. I use to breed Golden Retrievers for many years in Virginia Beach through Golden Shores which is a family owned breeder. I had 2 Golden Retrievers of my own Jersey and Kai. This breed has a special place in my heart. I am a big supporter of ways to give back to support our animals. I also am an advocate for Breast Cancer, Leukemia, giving back to our community to support these foundations as they are very personal to me and my family. For fun, I love to hike at Harper's Ferry, WV a few times a year and looking forward to new outdoor adventures. I also have 2 small grandbabies that keep me on my toes.
Fishing Manager: Ryan McCarron
A native of Virginia, Ryan first began fishing off the coast of Tybee Island, Georgia right after graduating with a BFA in photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design. It was during this time he discovered his passion for the sport. After moving back to Northern Virginia in 2009, he began fishing for big catfish in the Potomac River.
A natural born teacher, Ryan now enjoys teaching fly tying and fly fishing to beginners, as well as guiding fishermen to some of his favorite locations. He previously served as an instructor for youth camp Fish and Explore in Fairfax County from 2009 – 2014, where he taught youths aged 7 – 15 to fish for bass. In his spare time, Ryan can be found fishing for bass and trout all around Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. He also regularly fishes for trout along the South Holston River in Tennessee.