Born and raised in southeastern Pa. Started fishing local trout streams. Graduated from Campbell University in North Carolina with a BBA. Began fishing Western North Carolina trout streams after graduation. Career included working for Johnson and Johnson and BBA over 30 years in nonwovens manufacturing for Medical and industrial fabrics. In the mid 80’s lived in Little Rock for 3 years. Became a regular fishing the White River. Read an article in Field and Stream in 1989 about the Bighorn River. Set up a trip to fish in 1991 and got hooked. Fished the Bighorn every year since that time. Currently spend about 4 -months in Fort Smith fishing balance of the time in North Carolina.