I was born in Austin and grew up in Owatonna Minnesota. I am married to my best friend Elaine of thirty years and have two grown boys. I run a heavy haul trucking company based out of Tyler, Texas as my full time business and guide on Rainy Lake during the open water season. I am a licensed coast guard caption and fully insured. Tyler, Texas is where we call home in the winter.
I spent many years traveling to Canada fishing, going over the causeway bridge of Rainy Lake and was always amazed by the scenery while wondering what Rainy had to offer for fishing. As luck would have it I got sick one year on the way up to Canada and decided to stop and fish Rainy lake; where I met the legendary “Woody” of Fairley Reliable Guide Service. Woody and his wife Leann took us in at their place. That was when my passion for Rainy Lake began.
As a Rainy Lake guide for twelve years, it’s been a true blessing to take other people fishing and see the excitement on their faces when the begin to see what Rainy Lake has to offer, whether it’s a fish of a lifetime or simply taking a tour of the lake to experience the breathtaking scenery.