Born and raised in the Midwest, I grew up chasing Brookies with my Dad in the streams of Northern Michigan. I tied my first fly at age 9. I currently work as a video game artist in Seattle which has allowed me to explore some of the finest rivers in the Western United States. The best days are spent way upstream catching wild trout with my wife and our Malamute pup. The rest of the time, I am tying flies, mountain biking, or playing online video games with my brother.