Indicative to his nature, Jack was born in Las Vegas, Nevada. Although being born in the sin city, he spent only a few short years there before being hauled back east to Upstate New York. Undoubtedly, this is where Jack's love for the outdoors and fishing blossomed. As early as he can remember he was clambering around the Adirondack Mountains and fishing the many surrounding lakes and rivers. It wasn't until high school that Jack picked up a fly rod for the first time and, like many others, hasn't put it down since. He spent those formative years learning the art of the fly and developing his skills on classic rivers such as the Battenkill, Ausable, Hudson and a few others you'd probably find in the annals of American fly fishing.
When it came time to spread his wings and fly, Jack pointed his compass back to the west and attended Colorado State University. There he deepened his passion for the outdoors and solidified his position in an outdoor office earning his undergraduate degree in Natural Resources Recreation and Tourism. Aside from his formal education, Jack was trained in Montana at Hubbards guide academy and later in Colorado at formerly Colorado Skies Outfitters (Parker location), now Minturn Anglers.
Just after college, Jack spent two summers working in Alaska guiding for king salmon and trophy trout (as well as the many others species the world class fishery has to offer). Once fully saturated, and having developed a healthy immunity to mosquito bites, he returned to sunny Colorado. Upon his return he went to work as a dog sledding guide in Breckenridge for the winter seasons and joined the team at Cutthroat Anglers in the summer of 2013. Now if he isn't on the river hunting for fish himself, you may find him soaking up the sun with clients and catching the occasional trout.