I started guiding in 2000 and opened the shop in 2001. I started the fly shop and guide service because it was a calling I simply had to do. When I opened the shop I wanted to make sure everyone felt welcomed no matter their skill level. I still have that concept today. In 2005, I, along with some other folks, started the Southern Sierra Fly Fishers whose mission has always been to better the Kern River Valley and the community and to introduce as many people to the sport as possible.
As an ambassador and guide of the river, I want to make sure that every person I guide or teach in my school has the best possible experience. The vision I see for the fly shop, guide service and school is growing and introducing people to fly fishing and the outdoors as well as the Southern Sierras and Kern River.