For as long as I can remember I have loved the feel of a fishing rod in my hand. At thirteen I decided that I wanted to become a professional bass fisherman. From that day forward my future fishing career was the basis for every decision I have made. During high school I worked at Pohick Regional Park. School and work kept me very busy but whenever time allowed, I found myself on the water fishing. I started tournament fishing at the age of sixteen when I fished local and regional open tournaments. The following year I joined The Virginia Bass Federation and found myself as a student in a different classroom. There were many older anglers who taught me as much as they could. I believe those more experienced fisherman enjoyed tutoring me, as they could see the ambition and determination that drove me to be the best fisherman possible. Thanks to the help of many friends and teammates I began my journey as a good bass angler at an early age.