I was raised in a small town in NC where there wasn't much to do but play sports, fish and hunt. So naturally after high school I fished, a lot! I currently live in Charlotte NC. I've been tournament fishing for 11 years. Boat clubs and a year fishing in the BFL, but it wasn't until 3 years ago I got my first kayak. Mainly because I wanted my own boat, but like many others it was just too expensive.I was hooked! I'm around a lot of guys who know a lot more about Kayaks than I do so I get to share the little bit of wisdom I know to learn more about the kayak world. I've been married for 2 years to Leah who doesn't mind me doing what I love, thanks hunny! I'm an automotive painter by profession which also gave me the skills to do custom Crankbait painting on the side.