Jesse Gemberling-Johnson

Executive Director, Eastern Region

Jesse is at the helm organizing trips on the East Coast starting in 2021. A former Infantry Officer with 2d Battalion, 5th Marines in the United States Marine Corps, Jesse now works as a management consultant in Malvern, PA, with Greencastle Associates Consulting. Jesse has a bachelor’s degree from Gettysburg College, graduate certificate in Organizational Behavior from Harvard University Extension School, and is finishing his master’s degree in Organizational Dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania, where his thesis is titled “An Organizational Guide to¬† Leveraging Veteran Human Capital”. Jesse is an avid fisherman who grew up fishing in Avalon, NJ and now lives in Philadelphia with his wife, Shannon, and their female Pitbull/Husky mix named Charlie.

Bringing Dignity, Inclusion and New Possibilities to Special Needs Children!

Here is what you can expect.

Each participant is introduced and invited to walk down the red carpet.

Participants are assigned to a Fishing Team Leader who will help them throughout the day.

Each trip includes 1-2 volunteer photographers capturing great shots of all the action.

Trophies are awarded to each child one at a time by their Fishing Team Leader.

The Starlight Fleet


The Atlantic Star

This brilliant member of the Starlight Fleet sits at roughly 100ft long with all the amenities to make your special trip unforgettable.

6200 Park Blvd, Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260


Upcoming Trips

special needs fishing trip
  • 23Jul
    Eastern Region
    Atlantic Star
    8:30 am - 3:00 pm
  • 20Aug
    Eastern Region
    Atlantic Star
    8:30 am - 3:00 pm
  • 17Sep
    Eastern Region
    Atlantic Star
    8:30 am - 3:00 pm

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