I was born and raised in Southern Illinois. My love for the outdoors started at a very young age. I spent the majority of my childhood hunting deer and waterfowl with my dad or fishing with my grandfathers. I value every minute I can spend in the woods, duck blind or on the lake. After graduating from SIU Carbondale, I have worked the past 15 years in law enforcement. I have enjoyed helping people during this time. A few years back, I started my own land/habitat management business and enjoy helping land owners improve the quality of their property.