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 (Yuba, pictured below), 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, write a monthly outdoor piece for the Waitsburg Times, a column titled “Upland Pursuits” published across the East Oregonian, Baker City Herald and La Grande Observer, and am a Field Staff Writer for Harvesting Nature.

Experiencing and writing about the outdoors are my passions, promoting conservation, sharing any knowledge I have to offer and reliving every precious minute afield. I hope to see you out there!


My middle pup, Yuba with a homestead rooster. Her first of the 2020 upland season.