Cresta, a United States Marine Corps veteran, did not discover fly fishing until late in the game.
“I was 31-years-old when I first got into it,” Cresta said. “I had driven by this fly-fishing club a million of times until I finally decided to join.”
After joining Malden Anglers, Cresta discovered Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc. and quickly started the Saugus, Massachusetts PHWFF program.
“The phrase I hear all of the time is ‘this program saved my life.’ I’ve said it before myself.”
A friend of Cresta’s from the museum came to him last year and talked to him about becoming an ambassador, but then COVID-19 happened, and he had forgotten all about it until recently.
As an ambassador to the museum, Cresta’s job is to promote the museum, educate about their history, and some other projects.