About Sam Johnson
Outdoorsman, Author, Bagpiper & Do Gooder....
The Wild Bearings logo personifies my numerous, but related “multi-directional” outdoor passions. The most obvious being fly fishing and writing about the remote streams and creeks in watersheds of the Appalachians in the east, to the Rockies and Sierras in the west – and most everything in between. Since my rod of choice is bamboo, another passion is making, collecting, selling and fishing them. My third passion is playing the bagpipes. As a member of the John Mohr MacKintosh Pipes & Drums in Atlanta, I spend a lot of time performing in events around the country.
I still work for a living as an equity partner in the Atlanta practice of the Newport, LLC. Newport is a national CEO and Board advisory group with offices in many major cities across the US. We offer advisory services to late stage emerging growth, and lower mid-market companies, as well as venture capital and private equity firms and their portfolio companies. In short, we help companies make more money by getting out of the ditch or prepare for a buy / sell transaction.
In the end I’ve been described as a red-blooded, flag waving American, performer, traveler, kilted fly fisherman, talker, loyal friend, gentleman, do-gooder, mountain man, Christian and occasional prevaricator. I’ve also been described using slightly stronger adjectives. Fortunately, they’re in a slight minority!
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