In 2004 I was lucky enough to marry my college sweetheart, Sherry. We bought a house in Ogdensburg, my hometown. We have two daughters that brighten up our lives and love to fish with me! My oldest fished her first tournament the summer of 2013 and even weighed in a five fish limit!
I received both my Bachelors & Masters of Science in Education from the State University of NY at Potsdam. I am currently employed with Morristown Central School as an Elementary teacher where I have been teaching for 17 years.
I started fishing at a very young age with my grandmother who use to take me on trips all the time. We would drive to various places to fish from the shore and I fell in love with the sport. I fished my first tournament when I was 16 years old as a non-boater. It was a Military Bass tournament on Black Lake, NY. Since then I have fished in many tournament trails which include but are not limited to the N.Y. State B.A.S.S. Federation, ABA Weekend Series, Northern NY Bassmasters Team Trail, Northern NY Bassmasters II Federation Club, Avon Anglers, MLF-BFL & the Northeast Bassmaster Series, and MLF Toyota Series.
47 top 4 finishes – Northern NY Bassmasters Team Trail (2002-2022)
14 top 3 finishes - Northern NY Bassmasters II Federated Club (2004 - 2020)
3 time Northern NY Bassmasters Team Of The Year 2009, 2013, & 2015
2 time Northern NY Bassmasters II Federated Club Angler Of The Year 2009 & 2013
6 time Northern NY Bassmasters II Federated Club N.Y. B.A.S.S. CTC qualifier
2 time Northern NY Bassmasters Lunker of the Year: Club record 7.48 lb Smallmouth
Log Cabins Black Lake Dash For Cash – 3 of 151 – 2007
Toyota Tundra Weekend Series – St. Lawrence River 5th - 2010
N.Y. B.A.S.S. Chapter Federation – Lake George 16th of 99 – 2009
N.Y. B.A.S.S. Chapter Federation – Lake George 12th of 96 – 2011
N.Y. B.A.S.S. Chapter Federation – St. Lawrence River 10th of 75 – 2011
N.Y. B.A.S.S. Chapter Federation – 11th of 120 AOY Standings - 2011
N.Y. B.A.S.S. Chapter Federation – St. Lawrence River 2nd of 86 – 2012
N.Y. B.A.S.S. Chapter Federation – Chautauqua Lake 8th of 106 – 2013
N.Y. B.A.S.S. Chapter Federation - Lake Champlain 14th of 106 - 2013
N.Y. B.A.S.S. Chapter Federation - St. Lawrence River CTC 1st - 2014
FLW-BFL - St. Lawrence River- Clayton 22nd of 119 - 2014
N.Y. B.A.S.S. Chapter Federation - Chautauqua Lake 3rd of 93 - 2015
Cashion Rods CRT Northern Open - St. Lawrence River - 5th - 2016
FLW - Costa - Lake Champlain - 2018 - Check 42/204
N.Y. B.A.S.S. Chapter Federation - St. Lawrence River - 13th - 2019
Thayers Marine Team Trail - St. Lawrence River - 2nd - 2021
Cashion Rods CRT Northern Open - St. Lawrence River 3rd - 2021
MLF - Toyota Series - St. Lawrence River - 34/144 - 2021
MLF - BFL - St. Lawrence River - 8 of 90 - 2022
Thayer's Marine TOC Champions - 2022
I fished my first tournament 22 years ago and since then fell in love with the sport. I have been lucky enough to win many tournaments across several different venues which includes 2 angler of the year seasons with the NNYB II Federated Club, 3 Team of The Year seasons and more. Read more results here:
Hometown: Ogdensburg, NY
Boat: 2018 Nitro Z20
Engine: 2018 Mercury Optimax 250 HP
Favorite fishing: Drop shot & Spinnerbait
Favorite River: St. Lawrence River
Favorite Lake: Lake Champlain
Education: B.A. & Master Of Science in Education
Hobbies: Fishing, Hockey, Football
I am always proud of my hiking accomplishment of becoming an Adirondack 46er. I spent many hours and a lot of energy hiking those high peaks. I finished all 46 high peaks of the ADKS in 2002 and I'm officially ADK46er #5066
Nitro Boats Demo Booth
I was fortunate enough to work the Tracker Marine/Nitro Boats Booth with Wright's Marine at the St. Lawrence River Elite Series event in Waddington, NY in 2013, 2015, 2017, 2018, & 2019. Great days of speaking with fans about Nitro boats, signing autographs and sharing fishing stories!
Worked as a FLW Fishing Ambassador at Walmart Stores in 2015 - 2017.
I have been fortunate enough to be on the prostaff for many companies and currently represent GoPro, Liquid Mayhem, Enigma Fishing, Fishidy, Swagger Tungsten, SkullCandy, & Power-Pole, and Ardent Reels. For 2022 I am also financially sponsored by Wrights Marine & Gajo Baits.
-Featured promotional advertisement in Canadian Tire Stores in Ontario Canada
-Featured in an advertisement for I LOVE NY – St. Lawrence Fishing in the New York State License Books.
-Featured in the Gajo Baits Catalog
-Featured on the NPS apple app store
-New York Outdoor News -
Summer 2013 - Cranberry Delight November 2014 Issue - Drill Baby Drill
-Bass Angler Magazine - Interview 2018 --Bass Resource Interview = "Follow Fall Bass To Shallow Water" - 2019
Featured in a Liquid Mayhem commercial which was featured at the 2017 ICAST show and currently loops on their website.
I was the acting Media Director for the Northern New York Bassmasters Team Trail for 20 years and volunteer as a guest speaker for the NNYBassmasters Junior Anglers Club.