I was born and raised in rural West 'By God" Virginia, and grew up playing in the Appalachian Mountains and streams.. I later attended college at Virginia Tech and graduated with a degree in Design. Post school, I was employed with an architectural grade cabinetry shop in Parsons, WV before moving to Summit County, CO. I have resided in the Summit County area for about 8 years, and have worked at Cutthroat the whole time. I used to spend my winters working on the Keystone, A51 Parkcrew helping to design, build, and test the terrain park, but since moved on to year round status at Cutthroat Anglers with the rockstar team that works here.