Being born and raised in Central New York, the local streams are my home waters. I learned to fly fish from my Dad when I was young and it has grown to be an obsession. It is a luxury to fly fish these streams year round as most are always open to catch and release fishing. I take full advantage of this luxury, intimately learning the seasonal habits of the trout in the local streams.
I graduated from Fredonia State University with a B.S. in Geology. I pitched for the NCAA baseball team at Fredonia as baseball has always been a great part of my life (big Yankees fan). It was convenient Fredonia had great Steelhead and Smallmouth Bass fishing within walking distance from campus.
After graduating, I worked as a geologist and well driller in the environmental industry for seven years. My passion for fly fishing, the outdoors, and woodworking won over as my Wife and I decided a career change was in order. In addition to guiding, I am the president of Edgewood Outdoors, a woodworking company handcrafting products for the outdoors and home in our small shop here, in Central New York. Edgewood Outdoors is due to launch in the summer of 2020.
When I'm not guiding or in the wood shop, I'm fishing. I travel to Cape Cod to chase Stripers and Bluefish regularly. Oneida Lake is a rich warm-water fishery in the summer and there is no shortage of options to chase with a fly rod (bass, walleye, pickerel, carp, drum, and pan-fish). If I'm not on the stream, on a lake, or chasing Stripers, I'm duck/goose hunting, or hiking in mountains with my Wife. Being in the outdoors is my lifestyle.