I have worked, hunted, and fished my way around the U.S. since leaving my Appalachian home in 2003. Now settled in southeast Washington, my science career focuses on the conservation of endangered species, and fish and wildlife habitat restoration and management.
My home life is devoted to maintaining a small homestead for produce and valley quail, serving Pheasants Forever as a Life Member, officer and Advisory Board member for the Blue Mountain chapter, and exploring our wild places with a pack of Llewellin setters, my lovely wife, and the best friends and family a guy could ask for.
Presently, I contribute freelance to the occasional magazine and guest blog, and pen the following columns.
Palouse Outdoors – The Waitsburg Times
Upland Pursuits – published across the East Oregonian, Baker City Herald and La Grande Observer
Steppe Outside – Walla Walla Union Bulletin (coming May 1st, 2022)
I am also a Field Staff Writer, podcast participant, and magazine contributor for Harvesting Nature.
My first book, Wingshooting the Palouse, published January 31st, 2022, in cooperation with Keeoke Books, and is likely the gateway to many more.
Experiencing and writing about the outdoors, promoting conservation, sharing tips and tricks, and reliving every precious minute afield are my passions. I’ve been humbled by the kindness, comradery, and encouragement I have experienced across the outdoor and author/publishing communities over the years, and I am truly blessed to be a part of both.