My Dad introduced me to fishing at a very young age. He took me out to fish for rainbows in the local lakes in the Kent area were we lived at the time. When I was a little older, we spent time in the summers in the San Juan Islands catching kings, large rockfish, and ling cod. Eventually, he bought a bigger boat and we spent more time in Puget Sound fishing for silvers and kings.
I was introduced to flyfishing in 1994, shortly after I started my first job out of college. My boss got me started and soon after, catching big fish on a fly rod became a passion. We took trips to Yellowstone were I learned how to fish for wary trout in small creeks. We also camped out on lakes in Eastern Washington where I learned how to fool big trout into taking mayfly emergers on a floating line and leaches on a sinking line. After that, I moved on to salmon, steelhead, and dolly varden.
I am an aircraft structures design engineer for my full time job, but my passion is with fly fishing. I started my fly fishing guide businnes, Northwest Fly Fishing Adventures, in the fall of 2001 and haven't looked back. Since then, I have been on the water every week. If the rivers are blow out, then I head to my favorite lakes. Every time I am on the water it is my goal to learn something new, whether it be new water, new techniques, or new flies that consistently take fish.
Evergreen Fly Fishing Club
Federation of Fly Fishers
Sound Salmon Solutions
Wild Steelhead Coalition