Growing up on the banks of the Umpqua River, I discovered my passion for fishing at an early age. When I was 12 years old I caught my first steelhead on a guided fishing trip on the Umpqua River. From that experience, I was hooked on fishing and knew I wanted to bring the thrill of catching fish on the scenic southern oregon rivers to others.
My Professional Guiding Career started when I was 16 years old as a white water rafting guide on the wild and scenic Rogue River, in Southern Oregon. At 18, I obtained my Oregon Guide License as well my first USCG Captain License. I started Guiding trips for Steelhead and Salmon along the Umpqua River at 18. The next year at 19, I went to work in Alaska as a Saltwater Captain catching Salmon, Halibut, Lingcod and Rockfish. I have now spent over 10 years guiding fisherman in both Oregon and Alaska.
In 2018 and 2019, I took a break from Steelhead and Salmon guiding trips here in Oregon to captain a commercial Dungeness Crab boat. It was a great experience and made me a better fisherman and overall boat captain;However, I missed the beauty of the Southern Oregon Rivers, and working with my clients who become friends. I am now back to my passion of guiding the one-of-a kind Southern Oregon Rivers for large Winter Steelhead and Salmon.
I look forward to fishing my return clients as well as getting to know new ones!
CPR and First Aid Certified
Oregon Guide License
Alaska Guide License
USCG 25 ton masters license
Alaska Marine Safety Education Association Drill Conductor Card, “Cold Water Survival Training”