My life has been a true adventure. I was so lucky to know early in life what I wanted to do for a career. Since the age of 16, I knew I wanted to be a professional angler. I have been blessed to be living that dream to the fullest.
As far as my career goes, I feel my best years are ahead of me.I took a year off and yes even announced my retirement from the sport. I was at a point in my life where I needed to fall back and get refocused. That refocusing started with more time with the family. I have been able to do that, but never lost the desire to fish professionally.
After a year off, I began to form new ways of looking at all the aspects of professional fishing; sponsor obligations, sponsors I wanted to work with, travel dates, tournament organizations and formats that I wanted to fish. In other words, I took control of how I was going to do it the second time around and I feel that my fishing career will be bigger and better than ever.
I was excited about fishing FLW again. This is where it all truly began. I tell everyone, I truly learned to compete on the BFL trails that cover NC, SC, and VA. From there to regional tournaments to my appearance at the Red-Man All American. That was my first taste of big time bass fishing and I’m still hungry!