Growing up on a tree farm in Northwest Montana in the Flathead Valley, I learned the importance of work ethic and to appreciate the land we live on. Unlike other states, in my opinion, Montana is one of the most diverse states in the lower 48. With a tremendous amount of recreational opportunities, from: world class hunting, to the best stream and mountain lake fishing, upland bird, waterfowl and don’t forget about all of our winter sports – all of which I’ve done from a young age. After high school, I attended Montana State University to study Mechanical Engineering, while on an athletic scholarship. College was a fantastic experience and time well spent building many relationships, which led me to a career in the oil and gas industry for 13 years traveling all over the Western United States.As some Montanans know, once you leave – the mountains will always call you back. After my time in the oil and gas industry, my family and I heard that calling. We relocated back to Missoula, Montana where Hunting, fishing and exploring is once again at our fingertips. The future is full of opportunity and I hope to help others, like my family - hear the mountains calling.