Born and raised in southern Minnesota, on some of the best duck hunting flyways in the Midwest. I grew up duck hunting, starting at the age of 10 spending many mornings in the blind with my favorite mentors, some of which have been inducted in the Minnesota waterfowl hall of fame. Quality sportsmanship and hunting ethics have been some of the most important things instilled in me by these men. From the moment I watched a flock cup into a spread that I helped lay out, I was hooked and I knew that duck hunting had become my new passion. From that day out, I spent every sleepless night and every early morning looking into launching my boat and waiting until sunrise to feel that rush again.