has been a professional part of my life for forty years. I served in the armed forces as a recreation specialist with
the Air Force and also as a recreation director for the military programs division with the Civil Service. I served as
a Recreation Director for the US Air Force Academy and as a Director of Recreation for Air Force Space Command. I have been
a guide for several guest ranches in Wyoming and then opened my guide service offering a well diversified program of fly fishing
the need for professional training in this career field and having an education and recreation background, I then opened the
Columbine Outfitter/Guide School (COGS) providing a well balanced program of education for experienced and
prospective guides. COGS is approved and regulated by the Colorado Dept of Higher Education providing an articulated
curriculum that is applicable toward a degreed program with a State College. Our Guide School is endorsed by some
very well known and presigious companies and name in the fly fishing industry.
of my more interesting endeavors was hosting a radio talk show "The Front Range Fly-fishing Show" each week for
two years in Colorado Springs, and having been featured on TV programs.
love for fly-fishing started at an early age. While still a youngster, I started experimenting with my limited arsenal of
fishing gear. Even though I had no fly-fishing equipment, my fishing was only limited by my imagination. Even as an ill equipped
youngster I have always been able to catch fish, most of the time to the bewilderment of the expert fly-fishers on the stream.
Over the years however, my skills and equipment have improved and have been refined to reflect my passion for the sport. Accumulatively,
my fishing experience numbers about fifty years.
was very fortunate to be able to draw on the solitude and serenity of this activity during a low point in my life and survived
because of it. Since that time I can say that when I fly-fish it is always "from my heart".
As a professional recreator sharing the
pleasures of recreational activities has made it a natural for me to share my talent, experience, and passion of
fly-fishing with others. Deciding to make this favorite pastime a business, stems from my desire to share with others the
re-creational experiences that are inharent with this sport. I have earned degrees in Recreation and Education
and coupled with my experience working on guest ranches and managing recreational programs over the years has helped
me prepare for the opportunity to operate this kind of business and share with friends and students alike.
"Having fished many types of freshwater,
I consider myself an expert on creeks and small streams. The intimacy of a small stream is a refreshing experience that
can flow through the senses, allowing the inner self to reach out and touch the untouchable boundaries of the mind; thus,
renewing, refreshing, and ultimately re-creating the spirit and even the soul if possible. So, come with me and I will
show you how to 'fly-fish from the heart'."