BACKGROUND

   I’ve been a woodworker for many years and was fortunate to have had the guidance of a father who has been making sawdust longer than I’ve been alive.  Over the years, he instilled in me a positive work ethic and opened my eyes to the beauty that wood has to offer.  It truly is an amazing material.

   My wife and I call Missoula, Montana home and we are extremely fortunate to live just minutes from the Bitterroot, Clark Fork, and Blackfoot rivers.  When we’re feeling more ambitious, or just want to get away for the weekend, we load up our gear and head to the Missouri, Big Hole, Madison or any of the other many rivers in Montana and Idaho. 

   Whether in a drift boat or raft, during the summer months you’re likely to find me on the river when I’m not in the shop.  If you’re ever floating the Bitterroot and come across a wooden drift boat with a German Shepherd napping in the sun, a woman in the front fighting a big brown, and a man in the back fumbling with the net- wave us down and say hello.  We can share a drink in the shade and talk about “the one that got away.”  And yes, as much as it pains me to admit, my wife usually catches the biggest fish.  Feel free to email your nasty comments…just don’t expect a response.