I was raised leading a pack string of mules into the backcountry, experiencing the thrill of fair chase, do-it-yourself hunting. I believe that life’s hardest lessons are best learned in the field with your family and friends by your side, helping you to develop sound personal character and values. The time that I spent in the backcountry as a kid with my family transformed my life and created the entire core of who I am as an individual.
My dad always taught me that there was no such thing as a goal or a dream that is too big to make into a reality. Learning the value of setting goals and creating my own success started with small moments in the field: as a kid learning to handle, ride and pack mules, learning to call elk, learning how to strategize in the field, and ultimately gaining the skills to hunt solo on public land.
Over the past few years, I have been fortunate enough to hunt around the globe reaching from the frozen Canadian tundra to the bushveld savannas of Africa. Climbing some of the steepest, roughest mountains in the world, enduring the most severe weather conditions, pushing my mind and body, digging deep, giving each hunt everything that I’ve got motivates me to continuously look for ways to gain the advantage over the next hunter and the prey that I seek.
As an elite athlete on the Under Armour Arsenal, with a background as a Certified Clinical Sports Nutrition and Exercise INTRAFITT® technical representative and an NPC figure competitor; I know that there is nothing more powerful than proper nutrition and hard training. Spending countless hours training in the gym, running trails, shooting my rifles and bow, refining my elk calling skills and preseason scouting gives me the advantage in the backcountry.
I am passionate in the support of wildlife and habitat conservation and outdoor education. Every member of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is a member of Team Elk. However, because I am a featured member of Team Elk, I am in a position to represent RMEF to broader audiences and serve as an ambassador for RMEF. Having also served my local chapter of SCI and community for nearly 10 years, I am proud to do my part to ensure the continuation of our hunting heritage and the right to bear arms.
By sharing my adventures and love of the outdoors, my greatest hope is to inspire others, giving them the confidence to tackle the most demanding outdoor activities.