Growing up in Maryville, TN between Knoxville and the Great Smoky Mountain National Park my dad and I fished for bass and duck hunted every chance we got, but soon found ourselves pursuing fly fishing at an early age. After learning to fish the wild trout streams of the Smokies at the age of 10, I was consumed by the sport and couldn’t get enough. Spending all of my time and money driving to the mountains I soon realized that I needed to find a job that would keep me closer to the water. In 2007 I started guiding in the Smokies for a local lodge, keeping me as close to the water as I could possibly get. When 2009 came around I wanted to expand my surroundings and started my own guide service (frontieranglerstn.com)
Buying my first drift boat, which was a Hyde I put a new spin on an old habit and started guiding fly fishermen for smallmouth bass. Along with guiding anglers for the wild trout of the Smokies, I also enjoy chasing the larger trout on the tail waters and freestone streams. I also hold a valid captain’s license from the USCG and am licensed and insured to guide in TN.
My wife Ashley, daughter Danielle and I still live in Maryville where my daughter is following in the same footsteps, playing and fishing in the same streams that I grew up in.