Growing up in Colorado Springs under the shadow of Pikes Peak, my family spent a lot of time outdoors. Our family vacations consisted of fishing or hunting trips in the Colorado back-country. Many of my childhood weekends were spent fishing the headwaters of the Arkansas and South Platte rivers, and the mountain lakes in Pike National Forest.
Every summer I would spend a month visiting my grandparents in Utah, camping and fishing along the lakes and creeks of the Uinta Mountains. From an early age, I have loved fishing the evening hatches under a breathtaking Rockies sunset. There is not much in life better than catching beautiful trout on dry flies under a sky that looks like a painting.
I am a graduate of Southern Utah University with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics. So when I am not fishing I am helping friends and tutoring students in math. As with fishing, I enjoy math because it is challenging and you are rewarded when you are persistent.