I grew up in Princeton, New Jersey, where somehow I became passionate about fly fishing by age 11. I went to Bates College in Maine, and during those summers guided at an upscale guest ranch in White Sulphur Springs, Montana -- and that's when I swore one day I would live in Montana.

Right out of college I worked for the Orvis Company, managing their corporate store in downtown Boston. Although I enjoyed my job, I opted to drop everything in move to Montana in 1993.

In Montana, I worked for a travel company called Off the Beaten Path, planning high-end fishing and hunting trips for clients all around the country. During this time I began writing for a few publications and shooting photos in earnest, because I had great opportunities to travel through the incredible culture and scenery of the Rocky Mountain West.

I'm also a part-time musician, having performed around the country in bands like Kane's River, Growling Old Men, and Fishing Music, and by day I run a strategic graphic design and marketing company called Brickhouse Creative.

I continue to spend as much time outdoors as possible, on my own, with friends, or with my wife, two daughters, and my black lab.