I grew up in SWMO and have been fly fishing and tying since I was 10. I have a degree in Wildlife biology with emphasis in Fisheries from Missouri State UNIV. (SMS when I was there). After I graduated from MSU, I moved to Durango Colorado and started guiding on the Animas, Pine, and San Juan Rivers in SW Colorado. I have since been a guide on the Rio Grande, Arkansas River, South Platte, and all along the Front Range (including Rocky Mountain National Park, Big Thompson, St. Vrain, and Clear Creek. I was a member of Fly Fishing Team USA for 4 years. I am currently the Bulk Materials Purchaser for Umpqua Feather Merchants.