Who We Are

Source One Serenity is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in April, 2016 and located in Roseburg, Oregon.

Our MISSION is to empower Veterans to reclaim their sense of purpose through fly-fishing and conservation work. Our thoughtfully designed programs will enable our Veterans to experience mindfulness and serenity helping to reduce stress and anxiety associated with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

The founder of the non-profit is Rusty Lininger, a Veteran of two deployments in Iraq, who found his own healing through fly-fishing. Read Rusty’s Story

“On multiple occasions, I’ve brought someone to our river. With rod in hand, they came to my “church”. Waist deep in clear waters I guide them in reading the current and selecting their fly. After a few casts I’m no longer there, no longer part of their moment. Time and memories are no longer relevant. With the river in charge, I leave them in prayer. My part is done.”

Rusty Lininger