The people and businesses in the Treasure Valley have been very supportive of my addiction and I am excited to be a part of the Alpenglowmountainsport team.
As a descendent from a long line of commercial fishermen, my connection to the water and its resources was innate. My adventures started with a baptism in fish slime, at 4 days old, while my mother peddled fish on the Leeward coast of Oahu. The years since have cemented my lifelong passion for fishing and I hope to one day call it my occupation.
I began kayak fishing in 1998 for bass and tucanare in the fresh water reservoirs of Kauai. This led to reef exploring and using kayaks as a diving and spear fishing platform.
In 2004, my wife and I moved to the Northwest to begin our family and fishing remained a big part of my life. Although the species and techniques were different, the change only increased my love and appreciation for the sport. So after inheriting a kayak here, I was back on the water whenever possible to hone new skills.
Since immersing myself in mainland kayak fishing, I've traveled around Oregon, Washington and Idaho to fish and compete in most of the available kayak fishing tournaments. For 2017, I have a personal goal of landing 20 different species from my kayak.
In the last few years I have been taking tournament fishing more seriously and have been lucky enough to place well in a few events. My proudest achievement to date is organizing the Brownlee Crappie Shootout kayak fishing tournament. This has allowed me to share the joy of kayak fishing while supporting local charities and I have found no better way to meet like-minded sportsmen. I look forward to trading fish stories.