I have been an avid outdoorsman for as long as I can remember. My love for angling began in Lake Mead, Nevada, catching largemouth bass with my family. I was born and raised in Las Vegas then moved to Flagstaff Arizona in 1984, a mere two hour drive from my beloved Lake Powell. Traveling to Page AZ and fishing Lake Powell came often with plenty of family and friends who shared the same passions surrounding this magical lake. Living two hours from the hub of The Grand Circle only heightened my love for the outdoors. Countless days of fly fishing Utah’s back county, bass fishing Arizona’s lakes and hunting public lands has given me more than just knowledge and experience, It has blessed me with respect for the outdoors. Safety for you and your family is always top priority, with catching fish a close second. Becoming a fishing guide has only increased my dedication for finding fish and guiding on Lake Powell.
I have been in the construction industry since the early 1990’s. I was lucky, to work with my Dad, brother and friends who share the same love of the outdoors with me. We have owned many boats throughout the years, all that have seen plenty of fishing action. I feel I have gained the knowledge and experience to provide you and your loved ones a quality and safely guided fishing adventure in Glen Canyons beautiful Lake Powell.
My Grandparents moved their family of 8 to Page Arizona before there was a Page Arizona. They doubled the population of this remote local. There was no Glen Canyon Dam and no Lake Powell, there was only Black Brush and sand. Grandpa Johnny and Grandma Mary knew that the construction of Glen Canyon Dam would bring a town in it's wake, so they opened a gas station and waited like prospectors for the boom to happen. Eventually the town of Page grew around them and Grandpa Johnny's station became a fixture. My Dad and uncles checked fluids, air pressure, and filled tanks at the full service station that sold Water Dogs and Ice to the fisherman that were headed to the lake. They watched Powell slowly fill and become the gem it has become. I was born in '71 and my parents raised me in the emerald waters of Lake Powell. My wife Kristin and I have a daughter, identical twin boys, two dogs, two cats and five chickens. I also have 3 brothers, 2 sisters, 6 nephews, 4 nieces, and 22 cousins.
I was born in Page AZ on the banks of Lake Powell and I will die here. I have fished, hunted, hiked, rafted, climbed, photographed....etc here ever since. My life has been spent exploring the unending possibilities that Lake Powell country has to offer. I obtained a Biology education at Northern Arizona U and promptly used it to get a job as a Grand Canyon white water guide. Along the way I taught myself to play guitar, write songs and take pictures. I guided river trips in Glen/Grand Canyons for eight years and then stumbled into teaching. I now teach Photography, Film and TV at Page High School, and coach Wrestling and am the creator/developer/owner of Canyon Country Outdoors