I was born and raised in Greensboro, NC. I graduated from Western Guilford High school and then attended Western Carolina, where I graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Public Safety and Security Management. I love all of the different facets of paddling, and hiking in the great outdoors.
From the time that I was a kid, I have always been the outdoors type of person. My first words were actually “Outside.” My father used to take me camping, fishing, and hiking from the time that I could walk. We would routinely go to Hanging Rock State Park and camp, as well as hike the trails in the park. At Western Carolina, I got into backpacking, and loved fishing in the Tuckasegee River for Trout. I never wanted a desk job in a cubicle somewhere. Naturally, Get:Outdoors is the perfect company to work for to experience what I love most. I started working for Get:Outdoors in the spring of 2014.
I like a little bit of everything when it comes to paddling. I often go paddling with my wife on the local lakes with paddleboards, kayaks, or my canoe. We also love coastal paddling. Whitewater is definitely a thrill, and I go to the rivers or the whitewater center on occasion. I also love fishing whenever time allows me to do so.