I was born and raised in a small Midwestern town in Illinois. My dad introduced me to the outdoors at an early age. We spent countless hours chasing small game, trapping and fishing. By the time I was a teenager he had introduced me to deer and turkey hunting, and I was hooked. After years of dreaming and planning, we purchased our first farm. It was at this point that I really developed a deep passion for the land. Through programs such as CRP and CREP along with some timber stand improvement, we were really able to make our land a mecca for wildlife. Now whether creating bedding areas or designing food plots I am always looking to improve what we have. I have taught this passion to my kids too and the enjoyment has been priceless. I love helping others with the process and truly enjoy seeing others accomplish their goals!