I grew up with the nickname “Bug,” so, when it comes to flyfishing, I’m not sure that I ever really. had a choice.
A native East Coast-er, I caught my first fish in the mountains of North Carolina when I was six. I spent winters skiing and summers fishing across Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho and Montana from the time I was nine until I finished my English degree at The University of North Carolina. When I was 22, I made the Rockies my home for good. I spent a decade in Colorado, pursuing a Master's Degree and infinite days of skiing, and the last few years on the waters of Southwest Montana chasing trout and the stories that rivers inevitably weave through the hearts of those who follow them.
My writing is largely focused on the universal truths gleaned from my experiences outside and the lessons we all stand to learn through time in the wilderness. I've been lucky to work for some of my favorite companies in outdoor and fly fishing, and have taken every opportunity that has come my way to wet a line or make a friend.
in 2014, I was afforded the unique experience of speaking at TEDxBoulder about how our commitment to the things that we care about most (for me, that’s fishing) enriches our ability to enjoy them, and how important it is for us to see how investing our time and energy in those endeavors perpetuates a cycle of conservation that not only benefits us individually, but benefits our greater ecosystems - social and environmental.
I am currently based in Boulder, Colorado, where I split my time pretty evenly between my computer and the Creek, and work as a freelance creative and producer for flyfishing, outdoor, and wellness based brands committed to making a difference.