Stephanie Vatalaro

  • Director of Communications
  • Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation
  • Alexandria, VA   
  • Website

Contact me for: RBFF is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to increase participation in recreational angling and boating, thereby protecting and restoring the nation’s aquatic natural resources. RBFF developed the award-winning Take Me Fishing™ campaign to create awareness around boating, fishing and conservation, and educate people about the benefits of participation. Take Me Fishing helps boaters and anglers of all ages and experience levels learn, plan and equip for a day on the water. The campaign website,, features tips and how-to’s that can be used all over the country, tools to compare different styles of boats, information on how to get a fishing license and boat registration, and an interactive state-by-state map that allows visitors to find local boating and fishing spots.

Stephanie Vatalaro joined the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) in 2006. As the Director of Communications, she develops the consumer and stakeholder communications strategy, oversees public relations outreach and social media sites, along with the development of newsletters, website content, annual report, marketing brochures, research reports, tradeshow exhibit materials, presentations and talking points..

Vatalaro is a member of the Coastal Conservation Association and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. She grew up in the Florida Keys and is the daughter of a flats fishing guide. She now spends summers on the water with her husband, a lifelong boater who works for a boating magazine, her two-year-old daughter and her “water-dog” Finn.

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Taking your kids fishing is a great way to spend time together
Fishing is not just about fish during a family fishing trip, rather it is an opportunity to relax and enjoy time together, time in the outdoors and time learning new skills. That’s why taking little...

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