I was born and raised in Southern California. Since the age of 5, I grew up fishing with my family on the local lakes, the Kern river, and the Pacific Ocean. As I got older, my passion for fishing grew more and more. I was fortunate to have a pro fisherman and guide as a mentor. Together we have put thousands of hours on the water learning the cycles of bass fishing. I compete in the National Bass West, B.A.S.S. Federation, B.A.S.S. Federation California State Team, WON Bass Pro/Am-all events in Northern AND Southern regions, and the U.S. Open.
I enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1991. During those 4 years, I was deployed to Operations Desert Storm, Desert Shield, Southern Watch in Iraq as well as Operation Safe Haven in Panama. After leaving the Military, I spent 10 years as a Police Officer for the Los Angeles Police Department. After a serious motorcycle accident, I left the LAPD for a job in sales and marketing. My background in Sales and Marketing has allowed me to truly give back to my sponsors, mentors and the fishing community. I enjoy investing in the future of the sport. That future lies in the hearts and minds of our newer generation. I learned to fish with my older Brother and Father. the reality is that not every child has a positive male role model in his/her life. I look for every opportunity to be that positive role model for the youth of our Nation.