How long have you been fishing?
I'm 54 years old. My mother and father were very passionate about fishing and hunting, and took my siblings and I every weekend. I've fished my entire life!
What inspired you to become a Lund Pro-Staff?
Around the year 2000 I filmed a TV show with In Fisherman and we fished out of a 2025 Pro-V and I fell in love with the boat and everything connected to Lund.
Can you tell us the largest fish you have ever caught?
93 lb blue catfish caught in Kansas City on the Missouri River.
Where do you mostly fish?
I mainly fish in the Missouri River. Remaining Tournaments - Sept 22 Atchison, Kansas - Missouri River and October 12th - Owensborough, Kentucky - "Monsters on the Ohio."
What is the best fishing tip that you ever received?
You can't catch 'em from the house!
In what ways are you involved in the angling community?
I do multiple magazine articles and seminars around the midwest to promote fishing and help the next generation of anglers get started.
Pick 5 words to describe yourself
Driven, Self-Motivated, Confident, Kind, and Humble.
What was the best year of your life?
1992 - The year my daughter Ashley was born.
What is the most ridiculous thing you’ve ever bought?
A boat that wasn't a LUND!
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
I was doing a seminar a few years back and after I was done I had a customer ask me to help pick out a rod and reel combo. During conversation it became apparent he did not have a lot of money. The advice given to me a few years earlier came to mind "The best product or boat is one you can AFFORD!" Thanks for making entry level boats, all the way to the best on the market.
What trait do you admire in people?
Self-confidence. We live in a tough world today, and to ensure success people must be confident in their decisions.
What’s your worst habit?
Checking the boat every day to make sure it's ready to go at a minute's notice. Drives the wife crazy!
What’s your favorite model of Lund to fish out of and why?
2010 Pro Guide. It fits my style of fishing perfectly, allowing me to stay exactly on way points and contour lines. The openness of the boat without a windshield makes this one of the most fishable boats I've ever been in.
Anything else you would like to say to our entire staff at Lund Boats?
Thank you for making the best riding and best fishing boats on the market today! Inventions like the ProTrak and IPS Hull will continue to make you the best boat manufacturer in the world.