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 outside and adventuring with my partner Dave and our pup Benson are just a few things that make my world go round.

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

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.

I chased winter on my snowboard for a number of years, and felt an urge to learn something new. So, just before graduating from Colorado Mountain College, I took an Intro to fly fishing class. We traveled to the famed Green River in Utah and it was there that I ultimately fell in love with fly fishing. Down the road, after honing my angling skills with passion and determination, I pursued opportunities within the fishing community and became a Redington Gear Ambassador. Since that first trip to The Green River, 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 when playing 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 professional images you’ll see are courtesy of my partner Dave Reilly.

A Professional Photographer, Dave works with many outdoor brands.

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