TAVF Board of Directors

Our mission is simple…to get veterans out of the clinical environment for a relaxing day of fishing. Everything is provided including equipment, food, and beverages.

After that…things take care of themselves. Take A Vet Fishing was established in 2007, and we are now in our 17th season working with veterans.

Our first event this year celebrated the milestone of taking 12,000 veterans out fishing!


President: Jeff Arnson
Manchester, CT
State of CT C.A.R.E. Instructor (CT Aquatics Resource Educator) jarnson@tavf.org

Vice President: Robert Reinwald
Branford, CT robertreinwald@yahoo.com

Treasurer: David Crockett
Branford, CT dcrockett@tavf.org

Secretary: Timothy Nicholson
Branford, CT tnicholson@tavf.org

Veteran Hospitality: Diana Chadwick
Branford, CT dave_and_Diana@yahoo.com

Glenn Durgan
Tolland, CT
Former U.S. Army Specialist E4 gdurgan@comcast.net

Edward Masotta, Jr
Branford, CT
SGM, Retired Emasotta@sbcglobal.net

John Ortoleva
New Haven, CT travnman@aol.com

Jon Sousa
Wethersfield, CT jsousa@tavf.org

Richard Tenore
Torrington, CT rtenore@optonline.com

Director of Communications John Weaver
Colchester, CT
CW5, Retired Jrw588@hotmail.com