My fishing journey started before I can even remember with panfish in Iowa and trout fishing in Wyoming. Towards the end of my tour of duty in the Navy I discovered saltwater fishing from a kayak in San Diego and it quickly became my go-to way to fish. After moving up to Oregon in 2007, I worked hard to understand as much as I could about all of the fantastic fisheries the Northwest has to offer. I obtained my first Hobie Team sponsorship in 2010 and in 2011 I won the regionally coveted Northwest Kayak Anglers' Angler of the Year title. Also in 2011, I uploaded a video of my fishing buddy catching a giant pacific octopus, which would go on to garner over 71 million views on Youtube. I have provided countless clinics over the years on a wide variety of kayak fishing related topics. Most of my fishing time recently is focused on chasing chinook and coho salmon in the Columbia River watershed and out on the Pacific Ocean.