I have been fly fishing for as long as I can remember. What started as a hobby quickly turned into a passion that became such an important part of my life. I grew up in Northeastern Ohio where I worked in the local fly shop, Chagrin River Outfitters, throughout high school. My desire for year round trout fishing led me to Colorado for college where I majored in Environmental Science and Sustainability at the University of Denver. Clever scheduling allowed me to fish most days throughout the week and begin my guiding career in 2008.
After school I guided part time while also working as an Aquatic Biologist at Colorado Parks and Wildlife and as the Director of Communications at Fishpond. I returned to guiding fulltime in 2015. In my rare free time, I am a big Ohio State fan and also help run a fly fishing travel company, Frigate Travel.