I grew up exploring the forest, rivers, and coastline of New Hampshire and Maine. I first discovered fly fishing while pursuing wild brook trout in small streams, and once I realized I could catch saltwater species on the long rod I became obsessed. I began working on charter boats at age 15 and earned my US Coast Guard 100 Ton Master License at age 20. While attending college in Arizona, I studied marine biology at a remote field station in Mexico. After college, I captained research vessels for a marine lab off the coast of Maine.
I currently serve as the Vice President of the Board of Directors for Coastal Conservation Association of New Hampshire. I am also a member of Trout Unlimited and volunteer extensively for conservation and community projects throughout the seacoast.