Hometown: Brunswick, Maryland
I am an avid kayak tournament angler that competes on the national, regional, and local levels. I am also the Co-Director of the Mid-Atlantic Kayak Bass Fishing Series. When I am not fishing or working my day job, I am partnering with leaders in my community and advocating for Veteran Service Organizations with a primary focus on those that provide aquatic recreational therapy to combat the effects of PTSD and other service connected disabilities.
Mid-Atlantic Kayak Bass Fishing Series
BASS Kayak Division
Over the past 4 years, I have won 5 tournaments and placed in the top ten 36 times.
I have also helped co-direct the MAKBF series for the past 3 seasons, having helped raise over $9,000 for Veteran Service organizations such as Heroes on the Water and Bravo Zulu Outdoors during that span.
While tournament wins are always the goal, the relationships I have built and lives I have been able to touch within the kayak fishing community and beyond supersede any big tourney win in my opinion.
Having been introduced to the addiction at the age of 3 by my pops, I have been an avid angler most of my life. Growing up all over Southern Cali, I have spent a great deal of time learning new waters and constantly seeking growth. I started tournament fishing in bass boats then realized my love for kayak fishing 7 years ago and was instantly hooked. I was asked to join the Jackson Adventures fishing team 5 years ago and the adventure accelerated for me at that point. Kayak fishing has provided me a way to deal with my PTSD and has given me a way to get away from it all and enjoy the serenity and peace of mind of just being on the water. It has also enabled me another vessel by whoch I am able to affect positive change in my community and help others who are aware of it’s therapeutic benefits. I love introducing others to the sport and sharing my knowledge and passion with people of all ages. Tight Lines and Sharp Minds.
Its hard to pick just one so I will say both the Powerbox 40 and Powerbox 10. The Powerbox 40 has enough power to run my Jackson Flex E-Drive all day with juice to spare. The Powerbox 10 does the same for me when running my Raymarine Element 9 all day. Both units ensure I am able to perform at optimal levels during the course of any tournament I fish. Both are also faily compact and lightweight, which is paramount when competing and every ounce and amount of space counts.