I was born in Boulder, Colorado where I spent as much time as I could outside. There is no fishing tradition in my immediate family, but for some reason I have always been captivated by fishing and catching fish. After I got my first fly rod at about age 10, my love affair with fly fishing was sealed. I was given my first fly tying starter kit a few years into my fly fishing career and I have been tying ever since.
While my passion has always been fishing, my dedication and education have been in fine art. I have been drawing and painting since before I can remember. In 2011 my wife Corinne and I started RepYourWater apparel. RepYourWater is the perfect mix of my passions, a place where I can combine, art, design, fly fishing, hunting and conservation.
Through the years fly tying has slowly but surely become more important to me. The meditative, methodical and creative aspects make it an integral part of my routine.
When I am not traveling the world in search of fish, or floating on a western river, you will probably find me at our office/warehouse with the music turned up too loud or in my fine art studio making a mess with pastels. In the evenings I will be by our wood stove, wrapping thread on a hook and working on a new fly of some sort...