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. Introducing people to fly fishing, the outdoors as well as the Southern Sierra and Kern River will always be my passion.