Jay Waide
  • Jay Waide
  • Adjunct Instructor of Outdoor Recreation Management

  • Email: waidej@lmc.edu
  • Phone: 828.898.2484
  • Office: School of Business Offices (Pinnacle Inn)
  • Department: Academics


BA, Appalachian State University

Common Courses Taught

Fly Fishing

Personal Interests

Jay is a full-time fishing guide for Foscoe Fishing Company and Tikchik Narrows Lodge. He spends the spring and fall guiding North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia—then heads to Alaska for the summer season. During the winter months he gives the fish a break and builds custom drift boats.

His passion for everything outside is apparent whether he is guiding, instructing, or just looking for an excuse to explore a new trail or creek.

Jay has been fortunate enough to call the High Country his home since 2005. He resides on the upper stretches of the Elk River, allowing him backyard access to wild trout and cool swimming holes for his black lab Holt.