I grew up in Tampa, FL and taught myself how to fish in the ponds in my neighborhood, going after bass, bluegill, and anything that would bite!
Around 10 or 12 years old, I started taking notice of surf fisherman when I went to the beach. I’d ask questions and sit with them and watch them catch fish, and some would even let me reel in a fish! Eventually I started bringing my own rods to the beach and fishing on my own every weekend.
Just before high school my family had to move to TN, but I longed to get back to fishing in the salt. After graduating from college, I moved to Wilmington, NC where I was finally back to hunting for trout, reds, and flounder! I was very blessed to be brought onto the Salt Strong team where I’ve been able to fulfil a lifelong dream of helping people become better fisherman!