I was born and raised in the small town of Freeland located in central Michigan. Our family raised cattle and sheep; along with farming hay, corn and soybeans. Throughout the seasons, the farm lured and abundance of wildlife. I began archery hunting with a recurve bow. I killed my first deer, a doe, at age 14. Three days later, I killed by first corn fed 8 point buck and after that I was hooked on hunting.
In my early twenties, I attended Michigan State University for my undergraduate. Thereafter, I graduated from the University of Detroit Mercy with a degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery. After my dental practice was well established, which helped to support my outdoor obsession, off I went!
I traveled across the United States and Canada hunting and fishing. These locations included Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Wyoming, Minnesota and even Ontario, Quebec and Saskatchewan. My love of waterfowl and deer hunting gradually expanded to include bear and turkey hunting. Even though I have many favorite hunting places, my favorites have been Buffalo Narrows, Saskatchewan for bear and Wynyard, Saskatchewan for waterfowl. A side line passion is prairie dog hunting in Wyoming; it is hard to describe the thrill of that hunt until you have experienced it.
In 2011, I started filming with Hills’n’Hollers. Moving into this profession has been challenging and very rewarding. Working with Hills’n’Hollers provides me with and outlet to achieve my goal on a broader scale of helping to introduce men and women of all ages to the excitement of hunting and to the joy of the outdoors.
My favorite arms are my TenPoint crossbow, Remington Versa-Max 12 gauge and Bushmaster 450.
My down to business motto: “If you want to fulfill your dreams, hard work and persistence will get you there.”
My philosophy in life is: “Let’s go huntin’!”