Food Lover. Angler. Writer.

 

Photo: Dave Reilly

About Me.

Bug—it’s a family given nickname that has stuck since childhood. Making time to enjoy my morning cup of coffee, traveling with a fly rod in hand, preparing delicious meals in the outdoors and adventuring with my partner Dave and our pup Benson are just a few things that make my world go round.

After graduating high school in my hometown of Fort Collins, I moved to the mountains in northwest Colorado—Steamboat Springs. It was there that I obtained my Business degree while snowboarding everyday between classes.

A passion for action sports, turned into an obsession with fly fishing.

After chasing winter on my snowboard for a number of years, I felt an urge to learn something new. Just before graduating from Colorado Mountain College, I took an Intro to Fly-fishing class. The class traveled to the famed Green River in Utah and it was there that I ultimately fell in love with fly fishing. With passion and determination, and a few years under by belt I pursued opportunities within the Fly fishing community and became a Redington Gear Ambassador. I try to shape my life as one fishing trip after another.

I love to feed the people around me good meals—whether it be on the river, from a boat or around the campfire. 

For me food is an essential part of every moment spent outside, though I found it on the back burner whenever I would get outside. Often subjecting myself to gas station snacks or going an entire day without eating. Eventually I began incorporating delicious but easy to prepare food into my adventures. Bug Bites is a creative endeavor of mine, to share ideas with those who don’t like to go hungry.

Many of the images you’ll see of me are courtesy of my partner Dave Reilly.

A Professional Photographer & Redington ambassador, Dave works with many outdoor brands and is a full time Photographer for Silver Creek Outfitters in Ketchum, Idaho.

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