I was born and raised in a small town in Northern Utah by the name of Tremonton. It was there that I was exposed at a very early age to some of the best hunting and fishing in the West. Hunting, trapping, fishing, camping, and the outdoors has been a generational way of life for my family, both men and women, and goes way back to the roots of who we are and how we’re made up. Hunting, fishing, and trapping have been a strong passion for me my entire life, and this passion has resulted in gaining a true appreciation for the outdoors and everything it has to offer. As a child and through my young adult years, in the mountains was where I found myself the happiest. They’ve become the ultimate playground and my personal equalizer. For me, they strip away all of the worldly, material, and social noise that exists in the everyday race of life, and today, I still try to get there as often as I can. The mountains are where I’ve created some of my fondest memories with family and friends, especially with role models in my life such as my grandpa. In the mountains and in the outdoors in general is where he taught me countless life lessons and applications that I still use and apply today. He didn’t teach me how to live, my grandpa lived, and because I was sewn to his side, by default, I was able to simply watch him do it and follow in his footsteps.
Growing up in a small farm town, my childhood and high school years were full of hunting, fishing, trapping, camping, four-wheeling, sledding, football, and good clean extracurricular fun, and maybe a little mischief here and there.
I have personally hunted and fished all over the world and have taken world-class trophies with archery, muzzleloader, and rifle equipment. I’ve applied for tags and built points in states all across the country for 20+ years. I love hunting in new locations and for new species, and my passion has always been pursuing big game in adventurous destinations. Some of the areas include Alaska, Canada, Asia, South America, South Pacific, and all over the western United States. There’s nothing like seeing or experiencing a hunt or location for the first time, and it’s truly what makes my clock tick. With this love for new and exciting opportunities also comes my pursuit of achieving the North American Super Slam. This pursuit has taken serious dedication, planning, resources, and time, and with only eight species left on my list and fingers crossed, I hope to achieve this lifelong dream soon.