I was born in the Chicagoland area. At the age of 2 we moved to Missouri with my grandparents to open the bait station, Home of the Master Baiter, on Stockton Lake in Aldrich, MO. We owned the bait station from the time I was 2 to the age of 13. It was there my love for fishing and the outdoors began! Helping customers by dipping bait and weighing fish are some of my earliest memories. I would also have to contribute a lot of my passion for fishing to my two uncles, Buzz and Jeep. They both helped me stay on the water as a young man and shaped my fishing passion into what it is today. As I got older, I was introduced to snagging for spoonbill and was instantly hooked! After several years of snagging, I wanted to expand my selection of fish that I catch, so I went with a buddy for a bluecat trip and that was the day I realized I knew nothing about fishing! As a young man, catfishing was throwing bait on the bottom and waiting for the fish. This day I found myself in 80 foot of water catching fish that were 20 foot down. That opened my eyes to many new techniques. Since then I have dedicated most of my time to learning and testing several techniques for fishing monster bluecats on Lake of the Ozarks and Truman Lake using the most up-to-date electronics. Going beyond the old school ways of fishing has brought more fish into my boat that I could have ever imagined. These techniques better allow me to put my guests on fish. Being on the water every day, fishing with new people, and teaching them what I know – there is no better job!