My love for fishing was instilled in me at a very young age, raised in South Carolina by parents that embraced the outdoor lifestyle. It was not until 2016 that I began kayak fishing after receiving a Hobie Outback as an engagement present from my husband. Together, we began traveling cross country and fishing alongside each other when my husband’s duty with the US Coast Guard permitted travel. Needing to channel my passion for fishing and recognizing the need for greater representation and support for women in the sport, I co-founded Women’s Fishing Federation alongside Kristine Fischer and Mel Isaacs. This federation serves as a platform for educating and empowering women in the world of fishing.